Cheera Thoran

Cheera Thoran

Cheera Thoran is a tasty, healthy side dish common in Kerala. It is widely used as a side dish for steamed rice. It is commonly available in most of the houses in villages of Kerala and also in vegetable shops. Cheera (Spinach) is very healthy and contains vital nutrients required for human body.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 3 Persons

Main Ingredients: Cheera (Spinach)

Cuisine: South India, Kerala


Cheera (Spinach) leaves: 1 bunch

Coconut (grated): ½ of one

Green chillies: 2 nos

Turmeric powder: ½ tsp

Cumin seeds: ½ tsp

Oil: 3 tbsp

Garlic (cloves chopped): 4 nos

Dry red chillies: 2 nos

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Salt: As required

Method to Prepare Cheera Thoran

1. Clean the leaves well and chop it finely.

2. Grind together coconut, turmeric powder, green chillies, cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves into a coarse form without adding water.

3. Mix together the chopped cheera along with the coconut mixture and salt.

4. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and curry leaves.

5. Add the cheera & coconut mixture and mix well.

6. Cover and cook on a low flame for about 1 – 2 mins.

7. Remove the lid and continue cooking till done on a low flame.

8. Don’t overcook it. If you overcook it, the colour and nutrients will lose.

Serve with rice.

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