Thotakura is an easily available leafy vegetable.Owing to its nutritional value,I always try to include some dish prepared with this green vegetable once in a week. Thotakura fry is one my favorite dish. Even though its named as Spinach fry ,the amount of oil used is very very less.I love most of the dishes made of green leaves and this one has a very special place as i have read that Thotakura (Spinach) is an efficient medicine for curing vitiligo.This dish is also very good for patients having high blood pressure and diabetes also.As I have mentioned, I always try to prepare low fat dishes.Sending this to Umm's Iftar Moments also
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tspn
Garlic : 3 florets
Chilli powder : 1 tspn
Grated Coconut : 1/2 cup
Oil : 1tspn
Heat oil in a non stick kadai .Add the chopped spinach .
Keep in low flame and stir for nearly 5 minutes
Sprinkle water on the leaves only if u feel it is too dry or it may get burnt.Otherwise water is not required
Close the kadai and allow the leaves to get cooked in low flame
Grind Cumin seeds,Garlic ,Chilli powder and Coconut.Make sure that they are just coarsely grinded and not a fine paste
Add the grinded mixture to the cooked leaves and mix well.
Allow it to cook for 2 mins and remove from the flame.
Can be served with Rice and Sambar/Rasam