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