Keerai Saadam (red Spinach Rice)
Spinach and rice was a combo I first tasted in Chennai from the tiffin box of my colleague who was a day scholar. I was a hosteller and anything homely was always welcome. I remember her telling me how she made this food of porridge consistency for her son who had started school and how she ended up bringing the same in her tiffin. I saw this bunch of red amaranthus spinach last day at an organic store. I have never seen spinach so fresh in my life and that too small leaves. I decided to try this recipe. Maybe it was the new flavours of tempering or the pink colour it was soon my daughter's favourite and she took it to play school. It is amazing how something you tasted random ends up making your tiffin box some day.