December 4, 2011

Kerala style cheera thoran

Cheera(spinach) leaves- 4-5 cups
coconut-1/2 of the coconut
Green chillies-3 nos
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
garlic-4 pods
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
dry red chillies-2 nos
coconut oil
plain rice(pachari/puzhukkalari)-2tsp
mustard seeds-1tsp
salt -as per taste
curry leaves-few sprig

Method of preparation:
Clean the cheera well and finely chop it.
Grind together coconut, turmeric powder, green chillies, cumin seeds,garlic and curry leaves in to a coarse form.
Better not to add water while grinding.
Mix togethet the chopped cheera along with the ground coconut mixture and salt.
Heat oil in a kadai
Splutter mustard seeds and saute then dry red chillies rice and curry leaves.
Add the cheera + coconut mixture and stir well
cover and cook on low flame for about 1-2 mins.
Remove the lid and continue cooking till done on a low flame ..
source: mom

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