Manathakkali / Milaguthakkali Keerai – 1 bunch
AraiKeerai – 1 bunch
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Milk – 100 ml
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil – 2 tsp
Service For: 3 People
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
We use to call this recipe as “bajji chaar “ in our language. This is a best dish that can be served with hot rice. You can mix this bajji saar in hot rice as you do with kolambu and rasam. For this recipe, you need water that we have washed rice. In Tamil, “ it is arisi kaluviya thannir”. We all use to cook rice daily. Wash that rice with 1 cup of water well and drain it. Now wash the rice with 2 cups of drinking water and instead of draining the water in the basin, take that water in a bowl. So you need this rice water to cook bajji chaar.
Clean the spinach / keerai in water and separate the leaves from its stem and keep it aside.
Keep a deep pan in the stove and pour the water that we got by cleaning rice and add cleaned spinach, onions and required salt and let it to cook for about 10 minutes or until the spinach is cooked well. Now let this to cool well for 10 minutes.
Pour the milk in a pan and do not add water to it and bring the milk to boil and let it cool well for 10 minutes.
Now add this milk in the cooked spinach water and mix it well. Bajji chaar is now ready to serve. Add a tablespoon of oil in a pan and saute it with cumin seeds and transfer it in the bajji chaar.