Kumbalanga Thoran

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 tbsp - grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped and crushed (optional)
  • In a bowl, mix all the above ingredients together and keep aside (do not add water)
  • 1 tbsp - cooking oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - urad dal
  • 200 g - kumbalanga (kuvvale in Konkan cuisine), gently peel off the outer skin, remove seeds from inside and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 3/4 tsp - salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp - water

How to Make Kumbalanga Thoran

  • Heat oil in a non-stick kadai or pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add urad dal and jeera and saute on low heat for 1 minute or until they turn light brown.
  • Add kumbalanga cubes and mix well.
  • Add grated coconut mixture and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients. Sprinkle 1 tbsp water.
  • Cover with a tight lid and cook on medium to low heat for 12-15 minutes.
  • Open the lid and stir well for 1 minute.
  • Serve as a side dish with rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World