Thoran is a simple stir fry dish from Kerala in Southern India, cooked using finely shredded cabbage or any other seasonal vegetables tossed in an assortment of a few simple spices and garnished with fresh or desiccated coconut.
Serves: 4 people | Prep : 20 mins | Cooking : 15-20 mins

Health Hack: Curry leaves are of high medicinal value and help the heart function better, fight infections and are good for the hair and skin too.
Fresh Ingredients
  • Cabbage - 800gms (shredded finely)
  • Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, finely chopped
  • Fresh curry Leaves - 15
  • Green chilli – (1 or 2, slit lengthwise)
  • Coconut (fresh or desiccated)- 2 tbsp, grated for garnish
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Step 1

Heat oil in a large heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter for 3-5 seconds.

Step 2

Add ginger and onion. Sauté well until the onion turns light brown.

Step 3

Now add the green chillies, turmeric powder, and curry leaves. Mix everything well and continue to fry for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the cabbage, season to taste and stir well. Stir-fry on high heat for a few minutes and then keep it covered for a few minutes.

Step 5

Remove the lid and if the cabbage is nearly cooked, fry for a couple of minutes to dry any extra moisture in the pan.

Step 6

Check seasoning and garnish with grated coconut before serving.

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