Kerala Style Cheera Thoran | Spinach Stir Fry

Kerala Style Cheera Thoran | Spinach Stir Fry

Kerala Style Cheera Thoran | Spinach Stir Fry

Kerala Style Cheera Thoran is one of the tastiest of dishes that goes perfect with hot rice for noon day meals. The side dish is very popular in Kerala Cuisine. Almost all houses in Kerala have spinach plants in their backyard. Its great to pluck tender spinach leaves of our own plants. That paves way for a healthy tomorrow free from pesticides and harmful toxins. Spinach or Cheera is very nutritious, rich in vital nutrients required for body. Spinach is an extremely nutrient rich plant that packs good amounts of carotenoids, vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, folic acid and calcium. Kerala Style Cheera Thoran is a unique and delicious dish with finely chopped spinach blended and cooked with a spicy coconut mixture. Spinach Stir Fry is one of the easiest of dishes that requires very little time for preparation. You can explore a well detailed Spinach Stir Fry here.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing the delicious side dish, first clean the leaves well and chop it finely.
  • Grind together coconut, turmeric powder, green chillies, cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves into a coarse form.
  • :- Do not add water while grinding.
  • Mix together the chopped cheera along with the coconut mixture and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies, rice and curry leaves.
  • Add the cheera-coconut mixture and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame for about 1 to 2 mins.
  • Remove the lid and continue cooking the thoran till done on a low flame itself.
  • :- If it gets overcooked, it tends to lose it`s red colour. So, make sure you don't overcook it.


You can visit this link Cheera Parippu Curry. You can also visit this link Cheera Cutlet.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a comment
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Recipe Rating

Indian Grocery Online