Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Spinach Thoran

Spinach happens to be my li'l one's favourite green.  Can you guess why? Coz he thinks Popeye's muscles are made of spinach!!!  Oh boy!!! Only if he believed that Superman's biceps were because he ate Okra and Transformers gobbled up beetrots for power, you would have had a mom on 'cloud nine' here...

Here i'm sharing the way I make spinach thoran - have peppered it with urad dals in an effort to make it more interesting and colorful :)

You will need...

Spinach - 300gms(washed and chopped)
Onions - 1 sliced
Grated/Desicated coconut- 1 handful
Jeera - 1 pinch
Green chillies - 2-3
Chilly flakes - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urid dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste

Coarsly grind coconut, jeera and green chillies together. In a thick bottomed pan heat oil, splutter mustard seeds and add urid dal. Add sliced onions and curry leaves and saute well. Add the ground coconut mixture, turmeric, chilly flakes,salt and chopped spinach. Mix well and stir fry in high heat until all the water disappears. Serve hot with rice/roti.


  1. hehe :)luvly post..awesomee!!!!!!!!!1

  2. Thoran looks lovely. Will go perfectly with Yogurt rice.

  3. I used to tell this to my daughter when she was small :D Love this thoran and this was one of our first posts :-)

  4. This is my favourite Indian side dish!

  5. thoran looks really delicious... nice post..

  6. That looks great! I think I should introduce my lil one to Popeye now :-)

  7. Hey, great recipe with spinach!!.. and a beautiful click:)

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  9. healthy n delicious..love to have spinach, when made like this!

  10. delicious spinach thoran....beautiful click too..:))

  11. Oh my god, just when i was wondering what to do with some left over spinach from my frittata...thanks for sharing this

  12. healthy and delicious... beautiful click too:)

  13. gorgeous click and cheera thoran looks superb!!! ichira chorum, morum , ithum..hoo heaven...yummy yumm

  14. Lovely pic..and the spinach looks sooo yummy..no one can resist this im sure!

  15. Hii Cicily, Save the images from my blog to your computer.. Then you can post it in your blog.. and you can share it with as many friends as you like.. you can mention their names if you want.. and can go to their blogs and leave a comment about the award :).. hope this helps.. I had exactly the same questions too.. wen I first got it:):)..

  16. My fav thoran,i add grarlics too..nice click

  17. Wow.. this is yummy and I love the narration too. :)

    Cicily, I think I am here for the first time. Should say you have a lovely blog. Keep it going. Would be here often from now on.

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