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Cabbage thoran - Cabbage stir fry

Cabbage thoran or cabbage stir fry with step by step photos.

Cabbage thoran or Kerala cabbage thoran is a usual side dish of Kerala houses. This crunchy thoran is an inevitable item of Kerala sadya. Making the thoran without losing the crunchiness of cabbage is the key in its preparation. Today let us see, how to make cabbage thoran at home.

    Cabbage thoran  is not a special dish for us, right? It is made in our homes at least two to three times a month. Everyone might have known this recipe, but still I am sharing this for the one who just start cooking.

    We can make cabbage thoran in many  ways, sometimes the coconut, green chilies and shallots are crushed like other thorans, but here I am sharing the method which  I felt  more tastier. This is my amma's recipe. When I started cooking after marriage, every time I crushed coconut and mixed with partially cooked cabbage in the usual way. But I never felt the taste of my amma's thoran. There were some minor differences, which is the highlight of this sharing. Let us go to the recipe....

    Cabbage thoran | Kerala cabbage stir fry recipe | How to make Kerala cabbage thoran

    Kerala cabbage stir fry

    Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 8 minutes | Total time: 18 minutes


    • 2 cups cabbage, sliced thinly
    • 3 green chilies, chopped
    • 4 to 5 shallots, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 3/4 cup grated coconut
    • Salt as needed
    • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 2 springs of curry leaves
    • 2 red chilies
    • Oil as needed

    Cabbage thoran or cabbage stir fry preparation with step by step photos

    • Take chopped cabbage, green chilies,  grated coconut, cumin seeds, curry leaves and salt in a pan and mix gently with your hands.
    • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, crackle mustard seeds, add red chilies, Sauté for a minute.
    • Add cabbage-coconut mixture and sprinkle some water. 
    • Cook covered for a few minutes till the cabbage became soft and raw smell of the coconut leaves.
    • Serve with hot rice.

    Cabbage thoran - tips

    • Some recipes call for vegetables to cut julienne specifically, this is one of such recipe, you can chop vegetables thinly but I strongly suggest to cut them julienne. ( long strips).
    • Also mix thoran with your hand for best results.
    Happy cooking

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