Ponnanganni or Joy weed (பொன்னாங்கண்ணி) is rich in calcium and phosphorus. It is used in native medicine for treating fever, gastrointestinal and eye problems. In South India, ponnanganni keerai is used to make sambar, poriyal, kootu or masiyal. Ponnanganni kootu goes well with rice and rasam.
Joy weed – 2 teacups or 400ml measure
Moong dhal – ½ tumbler or 100 ml measure
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
Split urad dhal – ½ teaspoon
Red chilli –1 no
Oil – 1 tablespoon
To be ground into a paste:
Coconut – grated, 2 tablespoons
Jeera – ½ teaspoon
Red chilli – 1 to 2 (adjust to taste)
Pepper corns – a few
|Joy weed or Ponnanganni Kootu (பொன்னாங்கண்ணி கீரைக் கூட்டு)|
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