Method : Pour a spoon of oil into hot pan, add mustard seeds, when they sputter and pop, add the rest of the garnish ingredients and stir until they leave aroma. Then, add chopped onions, chopped garlic, green chillies slit and chopped and mix well. Add the chopped leaf vegetable, salt and turmeric powder and keep the flame reduced. Cook till the water leaves from the sides. Sprinkle grated coconut. Place a lid on the pan for two to three minutes. Open the lid, mix well and remove the pan from the stove or flame.
The recipe works best with the Amaranth, called ‘red cheera’ in Malayalam. The most popular stir fried version of this recipe is ‘cheera thoran’ in Kerala.