Cheera – Paripp Thoran (Spinach – Dal Thoran)

Ingredients for Cheera – Paripp Thoran (Spinach – Dal Thoran):

1. Toor dal (Pigeon pea) – ¼ kg

2. Spinach – 1 bundle

3. Green chillies – 3

   Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

   Coconut scrapped – 6 tablespoons

   Shallots – 4

   Garlic – 3 cloves

   Cumin seeds – A pinch

4. Coconut oil – 2 able spoons

5. Mustard – 1 tsp

How to prepare Cheera – Paripp Thoran (Spinach – Dal Thoran)?

1. Cook the dal. Never overcook it.

2. Chop spinach into fine pieces.

3. Blend ingredients no: 3 in a mixer for thoran. Never over grind it.

4. Heat oil in a pan and sputter mustard seeds.

5. Sauté the coconut mixture for a while and add chopped spinach.

6. When spinach is cooked, add dal and put off the flame.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine May 1-14, 2005

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