Monday, January 16, 2012

Spinach mushroom thoran (Serves 4)

Spinach mushroom thoran

Thoran is an inevitable part of Kerala's regular meal. Thoran is usually made from a variety of seasonal produces and backyard veggies. We love to test different combination of  veggies in thorans and this recipe is the out come of one of our successful experiments. Here we tested a combination of mushroom and spinach. This recipe came out with flying colors both at the taste and ease front. The use of oil in this recipe is completely optional.

Spinach/Palak/Cheera 2 cup packed, thinly chopped
Mushroom 1 cup, finely chopped
Garlic 2 med cloves, roughly chopped
Green chilly 2 nos, roughly chopped
Coconut, grated ½ cup
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds ½ tsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Curry leaves as needed
Salt as needed
Oil ½ tsp

Clean and cut the spinach/palak/cheera. Keep aside.
If you are using precut mushrooms, finely chop them. If you have whole mushrooms, slice them first and then chop. Set this aside too.
In a blender, pulse together grated coconut, garlic, green chilly and cumin seeds. Don’t grind to a paste, pulse for a couple of times. Set this aside.
Heat ½ tsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves followed by mushrooms. Mix well and cover with a lid and cook for 5-6 minutes. Open the lid, give a good mix and add chopped spinach. Cover again for 2 more minutes. Now add the salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and cover to cook for a minute. Lastly add the coconut mixture and mix well to combine. Cook uncovered for another 1 more minute or until thoran gets a little dry and switch off the flame. Serve with rice…

Spinach mushroom thoran



  1. nice and healthy thoran combo..

  2. Delicious thoran. Love it with rice. Nice click.

  3. What a nice combination curry..yummy

  4. Great presentation and nice flavour combo

  5. Wat a super delicious and unique combo for thoran,loving it.

  6. Lovely presentation combo to me,will try...

  7. Delicious thoran,combo sounds unique

  8. I always use spinach and mushroom combination in Italian dishes, but never tried in thoran or porial..seems like a good idea.great post.

  9. Yum! This looks so so yummy and healthy!

  10. I made it today. Wonderfully tasty even with frozen spinach.

    1. Hi Cedric

      Glad you liked the recipe. You are a wonderful follower and keep trying more recipes :D



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