Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Spinach Thoran-A recipe from Kerala

 Spinach Thoran,KeralaI used 2 bunches of the red leafy spinach to make this thoran but you can use any. A mix of green leaf and red leaf spinach works well too and gives an interesting taste to the dish.

Grind coarsely - 4 cloves garlic, 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder. Keep aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil, when hot splutter 1/2 a teaspoon of mustard seeds, a few curry leaves, add one dry red chilli, broken in half.

Add chopped spinach , and 2 green chillies chopped finely. Add salt, cover and cook for 5 minutes or till the steam rises.
Add the ground masala, stir, cover and cook again for 5-8 minutes on a low flame till spinach is cooked. Open pan and stir till the water dries.


Anonymous said...

Pardon the ignorance, but how long till the "spinach is cooked"?

Ria Patel said...

Sorry for not specifying. I have edited the blog post to mention it needs another 5-8 minutes after adding the ground masala. After that open covered pan and dry up any water.

Nafisa said...

Came across your blog via Is My Blog Burning? Very nice idea to have a tomato curry with meat on the side for veg/non-veg.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. May the rays from a thousand suns brighten your Life! :)