Cabbage Thoran (Kerala)

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Total Time:
15-30 mins
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stir-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Cabbage Thoran is cabbage stir fried with grated coconut. A Kerala Sadya is incomplete without a thoran recipes and Cabbage Thoran is among the most popular among them. 

There are many versions of this dish and this specific recipe uses shallots instead of plain onions. The fresh cabbage is gently cooked along with coarse masala mixture of coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds. 

Stir fry in such a way that the thoran remains crunchy and not mushy.

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  • Cabbage - 500 g
  • Grated coconut - ?cup
  • Green chilies - 4 to 5, chopped
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Shallots sambar onions - ?cup, sliced
  • Turmeric powder - ?tsp

How to Make Cabbage Thoran (Kerala)

  • Cut the cabbage into thin strips
  • Grind coconut with green chilies and cumin to a coarse dry masala.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard.
  • When it splutters, add curry leaves and cabbage.
  • Add turmeric and salt.
  • Cover and cook on low flame till cabbage is cooked. Add the masala.
  • Mix well and cook stirring now and then till the raw smell goes and all the liquid is absorbed.