Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cheera Thoran

Cheera Thoran

There are were a few dishes I wouldn't touch with a barge pole.Greens/cheera was one of them.However good the dish is,I had only one thing to say,how can cooked leaves taste good.No amount of coaxing or cajoling from family got me into tasting it.

Don't get me started on the cleaning part.I wouldn't know what to discard and what to keep,seriously.Few days back,when in-laws were here,ma-in-law got excited with the fresh vegetable market downstairs and got home a bunch of greens.I got excited,no,I am not in love with cheera as yet,but hey,I'll get to post this on the blog!

Cheera Thoran Cheera Thoran | Greens Stir fry


Cheera/Fresh greens - 1 bunch,cleaned and chopped
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly - 2-3,broken into two
Small onions - 3-4,sliced
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Haldi/turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


Cheera Thoran 
In a kadai add oil and splutter mustard seeds and red chillies.Mix in the small onions and saute till light brown.
Add the cleaned and chopped greens and give a good stir.
Cheera Thoran 
Mix together grated coconut,haldi,jeera and salt and add it in.
Close with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Open the lid,stir well and cook for another 5 minutes or till the greens are cooked and wilted.
Cheera Thoran Serve with rice.


  1. Hey,
    Same here…I don’t like it. However, I will apply your cooking method for sure. ;)

  2. hmmm it can happen that way sometimes i was not a great fan of greens either but someone sometime told me how great it was for the skin and tat did it! nice thoran i can imagine the taste already..ooohhhh

  3. Healthy and one of my favourite thoran.

  4. Wow That looks absolutely delish!! Yumm!
    Even I wasnt a greens fan, until I found Turnips greens, it also great for thoran...

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  5. hi Divya,
    Your Thoran recipe is very tempting.In our house every one loves greens. I also bake cakes, brownies and puddings.I am new to BlogAdda.I will be happy if you visit blog and give your observations. The link to my blog is http://eccentricgrandmum.blogspot.

  6. Thank you so much.. I was trying hard to get that Malayali taste to my dishes. Today I realised coconut is indeed the secret ingredient!!


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