Cabbage Thoran | Kerala style Cabbage Stir fry | Onam Sadya Recipes

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Thoran is a popular dry dish from the cuisine of  Kerala. Cabbage Thoran  is basically Cabbage stir fry which uses coconut, green chilly, onion and cumin seeds in them. What makes this thoran different from a regular cabbage stir fry is the process in how the dish is made.

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Cabbage Thoran | Kerala style Cabbage stir fry
Prep time: 20 min | Cook time :  15 min | Serves 3

Recipe Source : Edible Garden
  • Small cabbage-1 ( about 3 cups of shredded cabbage)
  • Green chilly – 3 or as desired
  • Fresh/ dry coconut- 1/4 th cup
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Mustard  seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp
  • Asafatedia- a generous pinch
  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsps.
  • curry leaves – 8
  • Finely chopped coriander eaves- 2 tbsps.
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste

Wash and finely shred the cabbage. You can either use the food processor or a regular knife.
 Finely chop the onion( shallots), green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

In a big bowl add the shredded cabbage, grated coconut, onion, green chilly, turmeric powder, curry leaves, cumin seeds and salt.

Mix well and let stay for ten minutes.

Heat the coconut oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When mustard starts dancing around, add the hing and the cabbage mixture. Mix well. Close the lid and cook on a low flame, stirring every now and then till the cabbage gets soft.

At the end of the cooking process make sure till there is no moisture in the cabbage.

Turn off the heat. Finally add in the coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well and serve with rice.


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