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 rice or soup/roti.
Cabbage Thoran is a Keralan dish usually served as a side with rice.
It is traditional to combine all the ingredients for the recipe minus the oil/spices and to set them aside for 15 minutes.
This dish is also made using other vegetable such as beans, brussels sprouts, drumsticks or beetroot.
How to make Cabbage thoran
Heat oil and add curry leaves and mustard seeds.
Once they crackle add cumin seeds, onions, ginger and green chilli and stir fry for 10 minutes on low.
Now blend the coconut and garlic and add to the pan, along with the cabbage. Stir fry for 5 minutes.
Add Salt and Turmeric. Saute, remove from heat and serve with a squeeze of Lemon Juice.
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- 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
- 50 g Coconut Desiccated
- 4 cloves Garlic peeled
- 350 g White Cabbage Shredded
- 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Heat the oil in a large pot until hot, then add the curry leaves and mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the salt and turmeric, then take off the heat. Season with a little more salt.
- Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.
VariationsThis dish is also made using other vegetable such as beans or beetroot.