Cheera Thoran

Cheera Thoran Recipe | Spinach Stir Fry Recipe

  • Prep:15 minsCook:10 mins
  • 3 Serves
  • Easy

Cheera Thoran Recipe Kerala Style, Learn how to make Cheera/Spinach Thoran(Spinach Recipes). An authentic and traditional healthy side dish from Kerala.

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Cheera Thoran is a tasty and healthy dish. We can make various types of thorans using vegetables. Today I have posted a healthy and delicious side dish for your meal. I know we all like Cheera thoran very much. Cheera/ Spinach is well known to have a range of health benefits. Cheera is loaded with lots of nutrition. Cheera is good for digestion and anemia. Spinach contains lots of vitamins and fibers. More thoran recipes. Variety Spinach Recipes are coming soon.

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Wash cheera thoroughly under running water. Avoid cooking for a long time, as the spinach loses its nutrition, natural color and turns dark.


  • Spinach/Cheera  - 1 Cup
  • Coconut Oil - 2 Tablespoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Red Chillies Chopped  - 2 Tablespoon
  • Curry Leaves - 1 Spring
  • Green Chillies Chopped  - 2 Tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tablespoon
  • Red Chilli Powder  - 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Garlic Chopped - 1 Tablespoon 
  • Grated Coconut - 1/4 Cup
  • Salt to Taste


  • 1Wash the cheera/spinach well under running water and let it dry thoroughly. Drain the water completely before cutting. Chop the cheera finely.
  • 2Combine ground coconut, green chillies, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder(You can use mixie or mix well with your fingers). Do not grind to a fine paste. Combine the coconut mixture with chopped spinach with some salt and keep aside.
  • 3Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add one tablespoon mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Once they start to splutter, red chillies, chopped garlic, and curry leaves. Stir well and saute for one minute.
  • 4Add the spinach/cheera - coconut mixture and mix everything. Reduce the fire to medium. Don’t cover the pan. Cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally till all the water evaporates. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame. Serve along with rice and other side dishes.