Friday, November 5, 2010

Cheera chemmeen thoran - Spinach stir fry with a hint of prawn

Another delicacy from Cochin, where people like to induce the flavor of meat or seafood into veggies!

The natural sweetness of prawn really blends with the spinach so it’s a great way to uplift the taste of a regular thoran!

  1. Spinach (finely chopped) – 2 bunch
  2. Prawns– 250 gm
  3. Freshly grated coconut – 1 ½ cup
  4. Garlic (crushed) – 3 pods
  5. Button onion/ shallot (crushed) – 2 pods
  6. Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  8. Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  9. Curry leaves – a few
  10. Salt – as required
  11. Oil – 2 tsp
  1. Remove the shell of prawn and roughly chop them.
  2. Coarse grind grated coconut, garlic, shallot, turmeric powder and chilly powder.
  3. Heat oil in a fry pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  4. Add chopped prawns and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Add the ground mixture, curry leaves, salt and spinach and mix well.
  6. Cook in medium heat till spinach is done and curry is dry.


  1. Delicious greens with prawns,looks yummy...

  2. Very healthy and tasty looking spinach preparation. Very easy to prepare as well.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Woww droolworthy and healthy thoran..

  4. Delicious, I do love spinach. Very innovative recipe :)

  5. Innovative recipe..sounds delicious

  6. Cheera chemmeen thoran adipoli.

  7. I just heard the idea of adding prawns to ay thoran.. This sounds interesting..

  8. Lovelt thoran and interesting combo! Kandal ariyam taste ethra adipoli aayirikumenne..