Thursday 29 June 2017

Cabbage Thoran | Kerala Style Cabbage Stir fry with coconut | Cabbage Thoran with coconut for Onam Sadhya

Cabbage cooked in coconut and shallots

Today's recipe is a simple thoran with cabbage. It is very easy to make this dish. Only the chopping/shredding of the ingredients will take some time. But if you have some gadgets to take care of that then the rest of the recipe is a breeze.. I love thoran but the hubby likes to keep the coconut in thoran to a minimal.. But what is a thoran without coconut right? If you are not a great fan of much coconut reduce the ratio of cabbage and coconut. This one is the most easiest of the thorans that I prepare. No grinding or no sauteeing separately ! And that makes it even more tempting to make it for the Onam Sadhya !

Serves: 3-4 persons

I Took: 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

I Used:

Shredded Cabbage - 3 cups (250 gm or ½ of a medium sized one)
Grated Coconut - ½ cup
Shallots  - 6-8 nos (sliced)
Green Chilly - 2 nos 
Curry leaves - A sprig
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Salt - As Needed

The Way:

1. Clean and chop the cabbage into small fine pieces. You can use a blender/chopper for the same

2. Grate the coconut. And slice the shallots and the green chillies

3. In a large bowl, take all the ingredients viz. chopped cabbage, grated coconut, sliced shallots, sliced green chilly, cumin seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder and salt. Mix them together nicely. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes. The cabbage will let out some water

4. Now in a kadai/pan heat the coconut oil. Add mustard and let it splutter

5. Now add the cabbage-coconut mix and give a nice stir. No need to add water. Allow it to cook in low flame. In around 15 minutes it should be ready. Check in between and give a stir so that the cabbage doesn't stick to the bottom of the kadai or doesn't get burnt. If you feel it's too dry, you can sprinkle some water. But basically as the cabbage lets out water, you can allow it to cook in the steam without adding water.

6. Once cooked, remove from flame and serve with steamed rice and a hot or tangy gravy !



  1. I adore fresh coconut! Have never combined it with cabbage...and I like the idea. Must give it a try next time.

  2. This looks delicious! I don't make recipes with cabbage nearly enough!

  3. That is a side i can never say no to with rice.. looks perfect


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