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Cabbage Thoran in bowl with crispy curry leaves on top

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
Calories 156 kcal


  • 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


  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. 

Recipe Notes


This dish is also made using other vegetable such as beans or beetroot. 

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Thoran
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 171IU3%
Vitamin C 82mg99%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.