Saturday, 22 August 2015

Cabbage Thoran - Finely chopped Cabbage stir fried with grated coconut

Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran is a main dish (dry, stir fried) in Kerala for any sadhya / feast incl. Onam / Vishu Sadya.

In northern part of Kerala, thoran is also called as Upperi. 

Cabbage thoran is a very easy make dish and a very good combination for sambar, pulissery. 

In onam / vishu sadya, usually we don't use shallots or onion. Hence, I have not used these here too.

If this is not being prepard for Onam / Vishu Sadya, you can add finely shopped shallots/onion too in this.

There are multiple combinations in which cabbage thoran can be prepared such as carrot-cabbage, but for sadya/feast, its usually plain cabbage.

Click here to see how to prepare Mix Vegetable Thoran

Benefits of Cabbage:

The health benefits of cabbage include frequent use as a treatment  for constipation, stomach ulcers, headaches, obesity, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, aging etc. However, I have read somewhere that people with thyroid can avoid cabbage.

Ingredients of cabbage thoran

Cabbage - 250 gms
Green Chillies - 2 nos
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tspn
Grated coconut - 3-4 tbspn
Urad dal - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 4-5 nos
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tspn
Dry Red chillies - 2 nos
Salt to taste

Process to make cabbage thoran:

Finely Chop the cabbage as shown below.

Chop the green chillies in small circular shapes as shown. 

Add turmeric powder, salt and chopped green chillies into the chopped cabbage. Mix thoroughly and keep aside for 5 minutes.

Take a frying pan and pour 2 tbspns of coconut oil into it. When the oil is hot, then add mustard seeds. When the mustard splutters, put the urad dal. Keep stirring till the urad dal becomes brown. Then cut and add the dry red chillies and stir well. 

Then add the cabbage mix into it. Cover it with a lid and cook in a low flame. 

After around 10 minutes, add the grated coconut into it and mix well. 

Allow the thoran to saute for 5 minutes. Mix well.

Cabbage thoran is ready. Serves 4-5 people

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