Spinach Thoren


3 cups Chopped Spinach
1 cup Grated coconut
3 Garlic cloves
3 Green chillies
3 shallots
1 Red chilli
5 Curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
Salt (As per taste)


Grind together the garlic, 2 onions and coconut to a fine paste. Slice the remaining shallot into roundels. Steam the spinach with little salt and ½ cup water. When done, add the ground paste and green chillies and steam again for 5 minutes. Cook uncovered till almost dry.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add onion roundels and saute for a few minutes. Add curry leaves and red chilli and fry till the chilli changes colour. Add the cooked spinach. Stir gently till the thoren is completely dry. Serve hot.

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