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Cabbage Thoran (Stir fried cabbage with grated coconut)

I have mentioned earlier that J isn�t too particular about variety when it comes to food. In other words, give him typical Kerala food everyday and he is a happy man :-) I just love the way his face lights up when he sees the Kerala spread. A typical Kerala meal consists of brown rice, a curry dish,


  • 2 cups Cabbage Finely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut Grated
  • 1 Green chilli big (You can adjust to suit your taste)
  • 3 Shallot (You can use 1/2 onion)
  • Ginger A thin slice
  • to taste Salt
  • a few Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds


  • Blitz the shallots, ginger, chilli coarsely. Mix with the grated coconut. Keep aside.
  • Heat a pan. Pour oil. When hot, add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the curry leaves and turmeric powder and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add the cabbage and mix well. Sprinkle a few drops of water, cover and cook on low flame.
  • Stir in between to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • When cabbage is cooked, add the coconut mixture and salt. Mix well. Leave for 2 minutes and switch off the heat.
  • Transfer to the serving plate.