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Cabbage Thoran For Sandya

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Cabbage Thoran is a typical vegan Kerala dish. It is usually a dry side dish that accompanies a main meal of rice, sambar and rasam. It is a commonly prepared dish during the festivities of Onam. It is tasty and it can be eaten separately as a salad. Cabbage Thoran is an excellent amalgamation of the flavors of cabbage, coconut and tempered mustard seeds.
  Cabbage 250 Gram, finely shredded
  Coconut oil 100 Milliliter
  Mustard seeds 25 Gram
  Salt To Taste
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Onions 6 Small (Sambhar Onion)
  Green chilies 6 , slit lengthwise
  Coconut 150 Gram, shredded

1. In a blender, grind coconut, onions and chillis without any water. Remove an keep it ready.
2. Heat a saucepan with coconut oil. When oil reaches hazing point, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Temper for 1 minute.
3. Now add in the ground coconut-onion-chilli mixture to it. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Add in the shredded cabbage and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes more.
5. Season with salt.

6. Serve as a part of the traditional Onam meal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Cabbage Thoran is a must have if you are planning on preparing a traditional meal during this Onam.
Kerala-Style Cabbage Sauté
Cabbage Thoran is a classic dish delicately spiced with the traditional Kerala flavors of coconut, garlic, chili and cumin seeds. There are many different ways of preparing a thoran. Some use onions while others use shallots. Watch this video to learn how to make this signature Kerala dish which is served as a side dish in and sadya feast. In a sense, this is actually a dry slaw like dish with coconut. It is quick and easy and mildly spiced. A great way to incorporate cabbage into your everyday meals too. F

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Anonymous's picture
Love the traditional recipe
The.Hungry.Soul's picture
I love sauted cabbage and this is a great recipe. Isn't Thoran a traditional Onam dish!?
emilyvyomahallaway's picture
I never loved cabbage...but this recipe makes it sound yummy
chockyfoodie's picture
I will try this during the Onam Sadhya.