Saturday, October 04, 2014

Cabbage thoran - a Kerala sadya staple

A sadya (feast) in Kerala without a thoran(stir-fried vegetable) is unimaginable. It is simple dishes like these that make a feast memorable and complete.

What you need :
Cabbage - a small one, chopped fine
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Salt - to taste
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 2
Curry leaves - a few
Red chilli - 1
Oil - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add the urad dal, broken red chilli and mustard seeds. When the seeds pop, add the chopped cabbage, turmeric powder, salt and just enough water to cover it. Cover and cook on a low flame.(*) Grind the coconut, chilli and curry leaves coarsely without adding any water. When the cabbage is almost done, add the ground mixture to it, stir well and cook uncovered until well cooked and all the excess water has evaporated. Serve hot.

Note : * The process of cooking cabbage can be quickened by cooking it in the microwave or steaming it in the pressure cooker.
Check once in a while to ensure that there is sufficient water for the cabbage to cook in.


Harini-Jaya R said...

Simple, homey and flavorful curry.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Cabbage cooked with water is a big no-no where I come from so this is a very different process for me. You see something new everyday.

Suma Gandlur said...

As Varada mentioned, I never add water while preparing cabbage curry. The ground mixture must be making this more flavorful.

vaishali sabnani said...

Po riyals are a treat food for us.., though I hardly make it...somehow I get to eat it regularly.

Srividhya said...

I do it the same way. Mild curry which goes well with all sambhars and kuzhambu varieties

Sarita said...

Very good combination.. Have to try once..

Priya Suresh said...

who will say no to this healthy thoran,my all time favourite.

Pavani N said...

Simple, healthy and delicious dish.

sneha datar said...

A simple and yummy dish.

Harini-Jaya R said...

simple homey dish!!

Srivalli said...

Very inviting healthy cabbage...good one..

Chef Mireille said...

a perfect stir fry side dish

veena krishnakumar said...

very inviting and looks delicious too