Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cabbage Thoran Recipe-Kerala Style-Cabbage Stir Fry Kerala

Thoran is a dry vegetable stir fry/curry from Kerala prepared with any fresh vegetables. This is a very easy and quick stir fry which goes well with rice. Thoran  is one of the many dishes in the Onam Sadya menu. Today we will learn how to make cabbage thoran following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran-Kerala Style

Cabbage Thoran-Kerala Style

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Curry
 Recipe CuisineKerala

   Ingredients needed

   Cabbage - 3 cups (finely chopped)
   Shallots-Pearl onions-cheru ulli -4 (finely chopped)
   Green chilli- 2-3 slit
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Virgin Coconut oil -2 tsp
   Salt needed
   Curry leaves -few
   Grated coconut -1/3 cup
   Cumin seeds -1 tsp

  For the seasoning

   Pure Coconut Oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Curry leaves- few


Finely chop cabbage.

Pound or blitz/grind grated coconut and cumin seeds in a blender just for a second.

Mix together cabbage, pearl onions, slit green chilli, turmeric powder, curry leaves, coconut + cumin seeds, 2 tsp oil and salt needed nicely with your fingers.

how to make cabbage thoran


Heat coconut oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add the mixed ingredients.

Cabbage thoran-Kerala style

Sprinkle little water and cook covered on low flame stirring from time to time until soft.

cabbage thoran recipe

Serve this delicious Kerala Style Cabbage thoran (curry) with rice.

You will love my other Onam Sadya Recipes (dishes)

Note - I used my Tupperware Ultimo Smart Chopper  for chopping cabbage.

Use coconut oil for authentic Kerala flavor. I used virgin coconut oil for this recipe. You can Buy KLF Nirmal Virgin Coconut Oil from

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  1. great recipe love Indian veggie sides

  2. Nice recipe
    But do we add ginger pr garlic in it

    1. No, it is not added. But if you like you can add ginger as it aids in digestion.

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe 😊


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