Thoran is a Malayali vegetarian delicacy.
Mention Indian food and you would find internet bustling with decadent recipes. Sure, our fiery and indulgent curries are an integral component of Indian cuisine, but to say that's all we have would be a tad unfair. Several regional cuisines boast of many recipes that could prove to be a game-changer for dieters. Yes, you heard us. Cheera thoran is one such delightful stir-fry recipe made with healthy greens and herbs. You can have it with your breads, or dig into it alone. Thoran is a Malayali vegetarian delicacy. It is typically coconut-based. Cheera thoran is a side-dish made usually with red or green spinach. Healthy and wholesome, cheera thoran is replete with many nutrients. It may even help you in achieving sustainable weight loss.
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Spinach For Weight Loss:
Spinach is a non-starchy vegetable. Many recent studies have claimed that a low-carb diet may help facilitate weight loss. Spinach is low in calories, and is also a good source of fibre. Fibre helps fill you up. If you are feeling full, chances of you inching towards fried and fattening foods tend to decrease. Eating in controlled portions plays a crucial role in weight loss. According to experts, it is advisable to consume cooked spinach as it increases the bio-availability of nutrients. And we have just the right recipe for you to make it in the comforts of your kitchen.
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Spinach is a non-starchy vegetable
Cheera Thoran (Malayali Stir-Fry) Recipe:
The leafy mix packs the goodness of chopped spinach leaves, curry leaves, mustard seeds, green chillies, garlic and grated coconut. The dish is full of rich flavours and textures. Thoran is an intrinsic part of Onam Sadya. The crunch and spice in the dish are aptly complemented with coconut. Since it is made using very little oil, it is also not so high in calories. Here's a sumptuous cheera thoran recipe that you can try making at home. You can team it with brown rice or red rice. Brown rice is a much healthier version as compared to white rice since it is low in starchy carbohydrates. This thoran is so delicious that it may strike a chord with the some of the fussiest eaters in the room too. Try this recipe at home and tell us how it goes.
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