Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spinach Aloo Thoran

Simple Spinach and Potato thoran tasted at my friends house was in a real taste.So decided to try it and now this is the recipe which tastes too good. This dish combines it with a lightly spiced onion and coconut.The coconut gives the thoran a nice sweet flavor.Yoy can even use frozen spinach for this recipe ,it will fry easily and quickly if you defrost it before cooking.

  • Spinach : 1 big bunch(chopped)
  • Potato : 1 big(boiled,peeled,cubed)
  • Onion : 1 medium(chopped)
  • Salt : as required
  • Green chillies : 2-3(chopped)
  • Garlic pods : 2 (crushed)
  • Coriander powder : 1/2 tblspn
  • Dessicated Coconut : 2 tblspn
For Tampering:
  •  Mustard : 1/2 tblspn
  • Cumin seeds : 1.2 tblspn
  • Urad dal : 1 tblspn
  • Dry red chilli : 1
  • Oil : 2 tblspn 

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add  the mustard , cumin.As they begin to pop add a pinch asefoetida , urad dal , red chilli , garlic and fry till the color changes to golden brown.
  2. Then add the chopped onion, green chillies.Cook stirring for 5 mins till the onion softens.
  3. Add the finely chopped spinach ,salt ,a pinch turmeric and stir fry for another 5 mins till the spinach turns soften.
  4. Add the boiled  potatoes , coriander powder , coconut .Mix well and cook for another 3-5 mins.
  5. Serve hot with rice or roti.


  1. Spinach Aloo Thoran looks yummy and healthy also.

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