Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cabbage Thoran

Have been so busy of late. Have not found time for anything, leave alone blogging. Had quite a few guests over the past week, that I've had time for nothing else since. (sigh!) Now, I resent going to the kitchen.

Here is a very simple recipe for thoran. Thoran is a dish from Kerala. A very simple, steamed and seasoned cabbage side dish .

Ingredients: ( serves 4-5 )
  • Shredded cabbage - 4 cups
  • Mustard - 1 tspn
  • Green chilli - 2 ( slit)
  • Chopped onions - 1/4 cup
  • Urad dal - 2 tspns
  • Curry leaves - 4-5
  • Oil - 2 tspns
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tspn
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

  • Heat Oil in a pan and add mustard. Once they splutter, add green chillies and urad dal. Saute ( abt. 2 mins)
  • Add onions and curry leaves. Saute.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add cabbage, salt, turmeric and 1/8 cup of water. Cover and let it steam for about 8-10 mins. Stir occasionally.
  • Finally, add the grated coconut. Stir and cook for about 2-3 more mins.
  • Thoran is ready.
Luv 'n' luc'


  1. Cheers. . . . . .
    The thoran looks great (though my in laws won't approve as its got "too much" turmeric)
    But I suppose thats because you clicked this in avialable light.

  2. Thoran is always new to me, have tried okra thoran and luvd it, so will giv a try to this one too smetime soon!

  3. Aren't thorans beautiful? Love the color!

  4. That was really simple and this is not as always.

    Thank you very much!!!

  5. My fav,yady too i made these..healthy and yummy..

  6. My fav ! Simple and yum!
    Very pretty click!!

  7. Very nice.. I sometimes add a lil ginger to it and like that too... I think this is the most versatile vegetable the number of combinations you can do with cabbage is just too cool..

  8. nice click..simple quick thoran..please do participate in my first cooked food event...check my blog for details

  9. Simply superb!!Love it...My daughter favorite too..Nice click!!

  10. First time here..lovely space. That's a lovely click :-)

  11. I've been absent for long periods too. Just lazy to make anything worth posting. Thoran looks great...love this dish and I make it atleast once a week, love to have it with some pulisseri.

  12. simple & comfort food. We call it cabbage palya in kannada. The only change we make is.., we donot use onions. Nice click Smitha.

  13. This is exactly the same way i do..! Delicious picture dear!

  14. Gr8 pic :) this is one of my fav thorans ever. I usually avoid urad dal, some times it tends to soak up! I like it crunchy :)

  15. Dear Smitha,
    HAPPY DIWALI!today is the last day,teh fifth day of DIWALI celebrations.today is BHAU BEEJ where the relationship of brother n sister are strengthened.
    life is too busy,but visiting your blog is a pleasure.Dear,i 'm happy that you are doing a great job of popularising kerala recipe across the world.cabbage thoran is really tasty;we can make it without haldi[turmeric] powder too.some people like it white.
    after leaving the comment,i have a smile to take back.:)
    have a great day ahead!

  16. I tried this on holiday to kovalum .kerala I loved it but now i will try it at home.Thanks for the recipe.


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