March 18, 2007

Cabbage Thoran

Filed under: Recipes/Cooking — Celia Rexselin @ 8:32 am

Tried out this simple side dish today!! The whole thing shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes and there aren’t many ways to spoil this one 🙂


Finely chopped cabbage – 2-3 cupfuls

curry leaves – handful

one big onion

one small onion (sambar vengayam)

coconut scrapped (handful)

2-3 green chillies (or 4 red chillies can be used)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 cloves garlic

1 pinch of turmeric


1 tsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds


1) Cook finely chopped cabbage, salt and curry leaves with enough water till dry. If you would want cabbage to get a yellowish tinge, add turmeric here. Otherwise, save it for the paste.

2) Grind the rest of the ingredients (except the big onion) coarsely and keep it aside.

3) Cut the big onion into slices.

4) In a cooking pan, season the oil with mustard and once the seeds start popping, add the onion slices. (Please cook in low-medium flame).

5) Once the onion turns golden, add the cooked cabbage to it and saute for a minute.

6) Add the paste and saute again.

Thats all! The dish is ready 🙂


1) If you are one of those types who thinks that curry leaves are just for garnishing, please do not add it to cabbage while cooking it. Instead grind the leaves together with the coconut paste.

2) For people who prefer red chillies, add two while seasoning and grind the other two.



  1. Sounds Delicious. Hope I get some time to try.

    Comment by Nanyaar? — March 18, 2007 @ 11:51 pm | Reply

  2. Jus read thru the whole thingy thinking of Mallika Badrinath… appidi edhuvum show pannarathuku aasai irukaa??? 😛

    Comment by Nandu/ Curious — March 20, 2007 @ 6:26 am | Reply

  3. coconut oil potta innum nalla irukum 🙂

    Comment by Syam — March 22, 2007 @ 3:17 pm | Reply

  4. @nanyaar – aama, time kedachaa mattum ivanga senchitu thaan maru velai.

    @nandu – adi paavi!! aduthu oru song pottaa ennai paravai muniyammanu solve pola :O

    @Syam- nalla irukumae!! kooda cholestrolumm nallaa erumae!!

    Comment by Bindu — March 24, 2007 @ 8:57 am | Reply

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