Malabar Spinach / Basale Thoran


3 cups malabar spinach / basale, chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 green chillies
6 shallots, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Wash and chop malabar spinach into pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and green chillies together to a coarse mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  4. Add dry red chillies , chopped shallots and garlic and saute well.
  5. Add chopped spinach and salt, mix well and cook for 6-7 minutes. Don’t cover while cooking..
  6. Add coconut mixture and mix well for 2-3 minutes till all the water dries up…Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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