Spinach Stems Curry(ചീരത്തണ്ടു കറി)

This is a simple and delicious curry prepared using spinach stems.Green leafy vegetables like spinach,drumstick leaves contains lot of calcium,fibre,vitamin and iron.so it is healthy to have atleast one leafy vegetable in your daily diet.

Cheerathandu Curry


  1. Spinach stems(cheerathandu) – 1 cup
  2. Tomato – 2
  3. Green Chilly(slit lengthwise) – 4
  4. Turmeric powder –1 tsp
  5. Shallots – 4
  6. Grated coconut –1 cup
  7. Red chilly powder – 1tsp
  8. Cumin seeds(jeerakam) –1 tsp
  9. Yogurt(curd)  – 1tbsp
  10. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  11. salt
  12. oil


  1. Make a fine paste of grated coconut,shallots,red chilly powder,cumin seeds and yogurt.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add chopped tomatoes,chopped spinach stems,green chilly and turmeric powder.cook with little water for one whistle.once it is cool, open the lid and mash it.
  3. Add the coconut paste to it and mix well.let it boil.
  4. Once it starts boiling,remove from fire.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. splutter mustard seeds.once it is done add it to the gravy.
  6. Garnish with Curry leaves.
  7. Serve with rice.


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4 Responses

  1. Asha says:

    Great idea, I use the stems too when they are tender. Curry looks yummy.

  2. Yum Yum Yum..looks soo delicious.. healthy too.

  3. shifa firoz says:

    never heard of this curry.. but i bet its delicious!!

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