Cheera-Parippu thoran(Paalak-Dal thoran)

Cheera/Paalak chopped - 2 cups
parippu / Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chili chopped - 2
Shallots - 8
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds
curry leaves
Cook the parippu with turmeric powder and salt till it is cooked, but not mushy
heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.When they pop up add chopped green chiles, ginger, shallots, curry leaves and sauté  well for a couple of minutes
Add chopped cheera/paalak and sprinkle a little water and sauté well for 4-5 minutes
Stir in the cooked parippu, grated coconut, turmeric powder and salt and sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of water and cook it covered fro 5 minutes
Uncover it , toss it well til it is dry.
Serve warm


Muraligeetham said...

cheera thoran ipola njan kanunne...adipoliii! njan undakarunde but ginger itunokitilla..will add ginger next time :)tasty and nutritous side dish ....

Anonymous said...

Thank you I am finally enjoying good food after 4 years. My wife is thrilled with these recipes and I am in love with them too

Sandhya said...

This thoran is a hit in my house...the addition of ginger makes it drool worthy..!

Calla Lily said...

I tried this recipe and it came out awesome. Thanks so much for sharing!


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