Feb 11, 2013

Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran - A tasty side dish with rice in Kerala cuisine !!!

Serves: 2


For coconut mixture ( thenga thirummiyathu ):

1/2 cup ( 5 – 6 tablespoon ) grated coconut

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

Mix all the ingredients together (do not add water) and keep aside (thenga thirummiyathu).

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds ( jeera )

1/2 teaspoon urad dal

1 onion, thinly sliced or 5 shallots (chuvannulli / small onion)

2 cups / 150 – 200 g finely shredded cabbage (pick tender cabbage leaves and remove thick vein)

3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )


Heat oil in a pan / karahi on  medium heat.  Add mustard seeds. When they start splutter add urad dal, jeera and saute on a low heat for  1 minute or until they turn brown.

Add sliced onion and fry till golden color.

Add finely shredded cabbage and sprinkle 1 tablespoon water. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes / almost cooked. At this stage, add grated coconut mixture  and salt to taste. Mix well and cook again for  another 5 minutes until done and water dries up. Thoran should be dry in consistency. Open the lid stir continuously for 2 minutes.  Serve  as side dish with rice / parippu curry / fish fry .

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