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Chena Thoran

Chena Thoran Recipe - Yam Coconut Stir Fry Recipe

Chena Thoran Recipe is a tasty side dish from Kerala stirred fry with coconut. Chena Thoran goes really well along with rice and sambhar.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 254kcal
Author Puja


  • 500 gm Yam/ Jimikand 2 cups, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup Coconut grated
  • 1 nos Onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 Green chilli chopped
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 nos Red Chilli
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil


  • Remove the skin of Jimikand and cut it into small cube sized pieces and wash it in water for 3 to 4 times.
  • Cook Jimikand with some water and salt until soft.
  • Strain excess water and set aside.(Keep a check while cooking Jimikand as you do not want to get it over cook)
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds to it.
  • When it sputters, add the urad dal, dried red chillies and curry leaves to it.
  • Add chopped onion , green chillies and saute them well
  • When the onions get transluscent ,add the Jimikand and mix well.
  • Now add the grated coconut and give it a mix.
  • Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
  • Open the pan and give everything a nice mix.
  • Serve as a side for Rice with sambar or rasam.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 1091mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 35.5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.4mg