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Friday, 30 January 2015

Cabbage Thoran (Cabbage Stir Fry With Coconut - Kerala Style)

          Cabbage Thoran is a Kerala delicacy and is a common item in a Sadya meal. It is very mildly spiced and can be cooked in no time. Very healthy and delicious, it can be served both as a side dish or with chapatti. It needs to be cooked in coconut oil to get an authentic taste.

  • 1/2 of a medium cabbage, sliced finely
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil (preferably)
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chili, broken (opt)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • pinch of turmeric powder (opt)
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, red chily and cumin seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the onion and curry leaves and saute till translucent.

          Now add the chopped cabbage, salt, turmeric powder and green chilies. Cover and cook on medium flame till soft. Do not add any water.

          When done and the cabbage turns soft, add the coconut and switch off the flame. Stir well to combine and serve.

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