Sunday, May 4, 2008

Cheera Thoran (Spinach)

Cheera Thoran (Spinach)
You will need:
1. 2 garlic cloves
2. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
3. 1/5 tsp chilli powder
4. 1 cup coconut, grated
5. 2 dsp refined vegetable oil
6. ½ tsp mustard seeds
7. 2 dry red chillies, halved
8. A few curry leaves
9. 3 cups spinach, finely chopped
10. 1 tsp green chilli, finely chopped
11. Salt to taste

1. Grind garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder and coconut coarsely.
2. Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add red chillies and curry leaves. Put in the chopped spinach and green chilli. Sprinkle a little water and salt. Cover the pan. When steam rises, ladle the ground masala into the centre and cover it with spinach. Close the pan and continue cooking till it steams again. Open and stir gently till the water is absorbed. Serve hot.

Cabbage, string beans, raw papaya and carrots can also be used instead of spinach.

To serve 4

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