• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 5 min
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    Brought to you straight from God’s own Country – Kerela, here is the recipe of Cheera Thoran, which is commonly known as Spinach Bhaji. It is known as Cheera Thoran in Malayalam and is a side dish that is made using red or green spinach and is quite healthy overall. Spinach is loaded with a number of important nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals. Spinach is also great for making your bones healthier, lowering your blood pressure and this dish is a tasty way to have spinach. Grated coconut is added to this dish to give it that essential South Indian taste. This side dish recipe is prepared using minimum ingredients that are easily available at your home. You can even add rice with this stir-fried dish to make a complete meal. As good as this dish is health-wise so it is taste-wise. It is yummy in the truest sense of the word. If you love spinach and leafy vegetables then giving this South Indian dish a go would be a good idea. You can make this for a casual dinner or lunch at home to give a twist to your usual meals. You can even make this Spinach Bhaji for your lunchbox and have a power-packed lunch at the office. You can serve Cheera Thoran with simple chapati or parathas. If you have a vegetarian friend who loves to experiment with their food then making this dish for them would be a good surprise. This lip-smacking dish is very simple to make and a good way to hone your cooking skills. Get your hands on some fresh spinach leaves at the earliest and take out your pans since you are about to make this Kerala delicacy at your home. Just follow this step-by-step recipe of cheera thoran and you are good to go.

    Ingredients

    • 400 grams spinach
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1/2 cup grated coconut
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 2 Numbers green chilli
    • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 8 Numbers curry leaves

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 137 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 16.99%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 43.6%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 140 mg 5.85%
    • Calcium: 120 mg 12%
    • Potassium: 671 mg 19.17%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 21.69%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.45%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 199.63%
    • Vitamin C 49.85%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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