Saturday, December 24, 2011

Yu Choy Thoran/ Yu Choy leaves stir fry

My grocery shopping for veggies are mostly from Korean/Chinese/Asian stores since I find a lot of fresh and variety of veggies there compared to Indian stores. Of course for pure Indian Veggies I do go to Indian stores itself but for fresh fish and different kinds of Veggies these Asian stores are really worth stopping by. There are a lot of different green leaves found in these markets and every time I go I grab different one's even though I might not have even heard the name of those leaves before. I just experiment them in my own way and this 'Yu Choy' leaves are one among them. Yu Choy produces thick stalks and tender green leaves. I felt they taste quite similar to the 'Chuvanna Cheera' - Red Spinach(Amaranth leaves) that we get in Kerala. My hubby love this thoran now even though he do not even know the name of this leaves till now ;)


  1. Yu Choy Leaves - 1 or 2 bunch
  2. Onion chopped - 1
  3. Green chilies chopped - 3 small
  4. Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Coconut oil/Oil - 2 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  8. Urad dal - 1tsp
  9. Chana dal - 1tsp
  10. Curry leaves a sprig
  11. Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Preparation Method:-
  • Wash well and pat dry the Yu choy bunch leaves. Chop the Choy leaves bunch along with stalks.

  • Add chopped onion, green chilies, few curry leaves, salt, turmeric powder and mix well with you clean hands or toss with a spoon.
  • Heat a pan/kadai, pour some coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and stir for a minute till the dals turn light brown.
  • Add the tossed Yu Choy to it and stir well to mix. Cover and cook them in medium heat for three-five minutes. 
  • Open and check for the salt, adjust it accordingly. Cook it lid open for some more time if it has more water. Switch off the stove.
  • Add the grated coconut and stir and mix well.
  • Serve hot with Rice/Roti. Enjoy!!!!!


  1. My mom usually shops at Asian markets too. Good prices :)
    The dish looks lovely, green, and so delicious.

  2. Very appealing thoran. I sometimes go for asian stores to get some fresh veggies like you. :-)

  3. This is a new kind of green for me. Must say that it looks very healthy an the clicks do the dish full justice in bringing out a positive note. Great work..! Hope you had a wonderful Xmas.!

  4. Hi Prathiba
    Thanks for leading me to this beautiful space,U have a lovely blog shaping here, thanks again for ur lovely comments at my space...just checked ur home page u have nice collections n glad to follow u :)
    Thoran looks inviting...nice recipe too..


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