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Cheera- Mutta Thoran (Stir fried Amaranth leaves and Eggs with grated Coconut)

Getting one's child to eat greens is a herculean task to some mothers out there. I too happen to be one of them. I bought the amaranth leaves to prepare Cheera thoran. Once I started the preparation, I was wondering how to get D to eat this. The addition of eggs was a last moment decision, which def


  • 1 bunch amaranth Finely chopped leaves (appx 2 cups plus)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • a few Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt

To be coarsely ground

  • 1/2 cup Coconut
  • 3 cloves Garlic - 5
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds


  • Coarsely grind the coconut along with garlic cloves, peppercorns and cumin seeds.
  • Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds.
  • When it starts to splutter, add the curry leaves followed by turmeric powder.
  • Stir for a few seconds.
  • Tip in the chopped amaranth leaves and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for a few minutes till cooked.
  • Add salt and the ground coconut.
  • Stir for a minute.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Keep stirring till the eggs are well blended and cooked through.
  • Switch off heat.
  • Serve hot.


Note: This dish tastes good when hot.
Add eggs and cook only when you are about to serve.