Saturday, November 18, 2006


Cheera Thoran/Red Spinach Thoran

After a long break I am posting this recipe. I am reading all your blogs but I don’t get enough time to comment or post recipes. For next one month I will be tied up with my studies, by late December I will be back with full energy to blogging. I guess there are lots of events happening around, happy to see all the bogglers’ enthusiasm in posting recipes. I have bookmarked so many recipes to try and my book mark has become a monster list. Coming back to the recipe, this recipe is made with red spinach; it can be also made with any green leaves or spinach. I learnt this recipe from my mom. I like spinach but hate the process of cleaning. Here goes the recipe!!


  • Clean the spinach leaves and chop them finely
  • Heat oil in the pan; splutter a tsp of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, and few curry leaves.
  • To this add 3-4 pearl/shallots chopped finely, 2-3 red chilies, 2-3 finely chopped garlic, slit 2 green chilies length wise and saute them.
  • Add the chopped spinach, ¼ tsp turmeric, little asafetida, salt for taste, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add ¼ cup grated coconut and cover cook for another 3-4 minutes. Try not to over cook them.

Serve with rice.