Chicken – Cheerayila Thoran (Chicken – Spinach Thoran)

Ingredients for Chicken – Cheerayila Thoran (Chicken – Spinach Thoran):

1. Boneless chicken cut into lengthy pieces – ½ cup

2. Chilli powder, turmeric powder – A little

3. Salt – For taste

4. Green chillies – 4

    Coconut scrapped – ½ cup

    Garlic – 7 cloves

    Chilli powder – 1.5 small spoons

    Turmeric powder – ¼ small spoon

5. Red spinach chopped – 3 cups

6. Oil- 2 big spoons

7. Onion – 1, sliced

How to prepare Chicken-Cheerayila Thoran (Chicken – Spinach Thoran)?

1. Marinate chicken using turmeric powder and chilli powder.

2. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

3. Crush ingredients no: 4 adding salt.

4. Mix it with chopped spinach leaves.

5. Heat oil in a pan and cook chicken.

6. When it’s half done, add sliced onion and sauté the contents.

7. When chicken is well cooked, add coconut-spinach mixture.

8. Mix well and close the lid.

9. Cook your chicken-spinach thoran till it’s done.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine February 1-14, 2010

Also read a few more thoran recipes. Click on the images in the gallery to read.


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