Cabbage Thoran Recipe - Kerala Style Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Thoran Recipe
Cabbage thoran is one of menu items in onam sadya.I got the recipe from mittus friends mother....We have met only twice but spoken over phone many times and thats how we got connected so well.Though most of our talks surrounds around the kids we do exchange our festive cultures and customs as a part of our conversation.I have planned few more onam sadya menu items, hope I have time to cook, click and post it this week is going to be very busy.
With festivals lining up one after another, I am struggling this time with lack of planning....But somehow managing to post, let me see if I can make it for onam too...fingers crossed :) So that justifies the absence of coming up its last minute clicking editing and posting so please bear with me :o
Cabbage Thoran Recipe

Cabbage Thoran Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala

Cabbage - 1.5 cups shredded
Small Onion - 7 halved
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Coconut Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig
Red Chillies - 2 broken


  1. Grate cabbage or chop them finely which is what I did. In a mixing bowl - add shredded cabbage,onion and turmeric powder and mix well,Set aside.In a pan heat oil - then add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.How to make cabbage thoran - Step1
  2. Then add cabbage onion mixture and saute for 5-7 mins until raw smell leaves.Then sprinkle little water and cook covered until cabbage turns soft(you will see the veggie turning transparent).Make sure that it doesnt get burnt at the bottom so stir it occasionally. Then add salt to taste and red chilli powder.How to make cabbage thoran - Step2
  3. Once cabbage is cooked and blended with the spices,finally add coconut give a quick stir and switch off.How to make cabbage thoran - Step3
Serve hot / warm with rice and sambar or with any variety rice.

My Notes:

Cabbage Thoran Recipe

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