Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cabbage thoran

Thoran from Mrs.K.M.Mathews Cook book recipe is very similar to our usual home recipe. The only difference I noticed is chilli powder and cumin seeds. We don't add chilli powder to thoran recipes but the cook book recipe calls for both chilli powder and green chilli.
Cabbage thoran is the most common thoran in sadya. Recipe given in the book is for cheera thoran, but there is a note added in it saying recipe remains the same for cabbage, carrot etc. hence I chose
cabbage thoran.


  1. Cabbage shredded - 3 cups
  2. Garlic cloves - 2
  3. Coconut, shredded - 1 cup
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Green chilli, chopped - 1 tsp
  7. Oil - 2 tbs
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. Curry leaves - few
  10. Dried red chilli. - 2
  11. Salt to taste


  1. Grind garlic, coconut, turmeric powder and chilli powder coarsely
  2. Heat oil in a pan
  3. Splutter the mustard seeds in the oil
  4. Add red chillies and curry leaves
  5. Put in chopped cabbage and green chilli in it
  6. Sprinkle a little water and salt and cook the pan covered
  7. When the steam rises, laddle the ground masala into the centre and cover it with cabbage
  8. Close the pan and continue to cok till it steams again
  9. Open and stir gently till the water is absorbed and serve hot.


  • Spinach, string beans, raw pappaya and carrot can also be used instead of cabbage

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