Ceylon Spinach or Sambar Cheera is a popular backyard spinach of Kerala and rich in Vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, and dietary fiber. A handful of this organic spinach is chopped and stir fried with coarsely grounded coconut, a simple, quick and healthy side dish for lunch.
If you love simple Kerala style cheera thoran try this, it is perfect with hot steaming matta rice.
I made an easy pulav with Ceylon spinach and I loved the way it turned out, the whole family loved it; one pot meals are a winner always.
I had mentioned about a surgery earlier and by the grace of God and your prayers, I could come home on the the 4th day. My surgery took 3 1/2 hours and my children and Homey was my strength. The surgery was scheduled at 9 AM and I was wheeled out at 4.30 PM to ICU and could briefly see my parents, kids, and Homey.
The night in the ICU is something which I will never forget, cannot have words to thank the two nurses who helped me ease my pain, to me they were my gaurdian angels that long night (thank you Anushree and Clara). On that sleepless night, I felt the busiest and happening place on earth was inside the ICU. The funny thing amidst the pain and suffering was a young boy maybe 19 or 20 was in the bed next to mine. He met with an accident, a head on collision with a truck. He was unconscious with a head injury and some other fractures to the limbs, ribs etc. When he came around, the first thing he asked was for his mobile phone!! and also wanted to check his Facebook! I could not help myself smiling at that.
Okay, back to the world outside and to this recipe, if ever you find this spinach/cheera in your backyard or even your friend's do not hesitate to pick it. I usually dry them out on a newspaper and refrigerate in a Ziploc bag. It does stay good for more than a week.
PS: Look for this pink flower if you are not so sure about the leaves.
I also added this spinach to eggs when I made this simple egg recipe. Try it, you will love it.
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