Cheera Thoran

Stir fried side dish made from red spinach in Kerala


  • 2 cups Cheera/ red spinach-chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 Onion small, chopped
  • Curry leaves- few
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil


  1. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Fry garlic, chillies, onion and curry leaves till onions are translucent.
  2. Add turmeric powder and cumin powder. Mix well.
  3. Add chopped cheera. Stir.
  4. Adjust taste with salt. Cook until dry.
  5. Add grated coconut. Mix. Cook for few minutes.
  6. Serve Cheera Thoran hot with rice.

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