Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran - A Thoran is a dry vegetable stir fry/curry from Kerala prepared with any fresh vegetables. It works great with most vegetables - even brussel sprouts!  This is a very easy and quick stir fry which works beautifully as a side dish with a soup and it also goes well with rice or roti. 

Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp Oil I use Coconut Oil for this
  • 9 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 small Red Onion sliced finely
  • 1 inch Ginger crushed
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 350 g White Cabbage Shredded
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Coconut Blend

  • 50 g Coconut Desiccated
  • 4 cloves Garlic peeled


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot until hot, then add the curry leaves and mustard seeds.

  2. When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds. 

  3. Saute for 2 minutes before adding in the onion. Cook for 10 minutes, until golden brown and then add the ginger and green chilli. Cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Now blend the coconut and garlic with some water to create a paste. Add to the pot with the cabbage and stir for around 5 minutes. 

  5. Add the salt and turmeric, then take off the heat. Season with a little more salt.

  6. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.