Jun 28, 2012

Mixed Vegetable Thoran

Mixed Vegetable Thoran

Sukke in Konkani cuisine of Cochin GSB. Thoran in Kerala cuisine. A tasty side dish with rice ...

Serves: 3 - 4


For vegetables:

2 medium size carrot, finely chopped

6 French beans, finely chopped

50 g (1/4 cup) finely shredded cabbage

( Use only tender cabbage leaves, remove the thick veins in the leaves - if any)

1 potato, finely chopped (or fresh green piece or you can add any vegetable of your choice) (optional)

For coconut mixture (thenga thirummiyathu):

4 tablespoons (45 – 60 g) grated coconut

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds ( jeera )

1/2 teaspoon urad dal

3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )


Boil potato cubes separately and keep aside (if using).

Mix grated coconut with turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a non - stick pan / kadai. Add mustard seeds. When they start splutter, add urad dal, jeera and saute on a low heat for 2 -3 minutes or until they turn brown.

Add sliced onion and fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.

Add finely shredded cabbage, boiled potato cubes (if using), chopped carrot, French beans and sprinkle 1 tablespoon water (Tip -if using only potato, carrot and French beans – In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chopped potato, carrot and French beans on high ( 750 W) for 4 minutes with 2 tablespoon water and add after frying the onions. Then no need to sprinkle water. Fry for 2 – 3 minutes and then add grated coconut mixture and salt). Cover with a tight lid and cook on a low heat for 10 - 12 minutes. Add grated coconut mix and salt to taste. Mix well and cook again for 7- 8 minutes until done and water dries up. Serve as side dish with rice.

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