Cheera Thoran, Kerala style Spinach Stir Fry

3.9, 12 reviews

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3.9, 12 reviews

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Posted on 20, Apr 2012
Serving 4-5 people
Ready in 15-25 minutes
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Post Rating 3.92 out of 5 , from 12 reviews
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  • Spinach - 500 Gms
  • Red Pearl Onion - 5-6 Nos, chopped
  • Mustard seeds - ½ Teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Coconut Oil- 1 Tablespoon

For Coconut Masala:

  • Grated Coconut- ¾ cup
  • Garlic - 2-3 cloves
  • Cumin seeds - ½ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - ¾ - 1 Teaspoon
  • Green chillies - 1-2 Nos
  • Salt to taste
  1. Remove the root and thicker part of the stem. Wash it thoroughly in cold water. Drain the water completely. Dry the leaves completely before cutting.
  2. Finely chop the spinach leaves and set aside.
  3. Coarsely grind the ingredients mentioned in 'For Coconut Masala' and set aside.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  5. Add in the chopped onion, curry leaves and saute until the onions turns light brown.
  6. Then add in the chopped spinach and saute until the leaves are soft or for about 1-2 minutes on low heat.
  7. Now add in the coconut masala and mix well. Bring everything to the center of the pan and pat down the mixture tightly using the back of a spoon. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on very low heat. Stir occasionally to make sure that the bottom is not getting burned. Adjust salt, if required.
  8. Uncover the pan and stir till the water evaporates completely for about 3-5 minutes on low heat.
  9. Serve hot with rice.
3.9, 12 reviews

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