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Cabbage Thoran | Cabbage Stir-Fry

A simple stir fry with cabbage and coconut.


Cabbage - 1 medium, chopped finely
Onion -  1 medium, finely chopped
Green chillies - 3 to 4, finely chopped
Ginger - 2" piece, finely chopped
Garlic - 6 to 8, finely chopped
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly flakes - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste


1. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add urad dal and fry till dal changes color. Then add green chillies, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, asafoetida and fry for a minute. Add onions and fry till they become pink.

2. Now add cabbage, turmeric powder, jeera powder and mix well. Cover and cook till the cabbage becomes soft, stirring occasionally. Do not add water as cabbage gives out water while cooking.

3. When cabbage is cooked add salt, coconut, red chilly flakes and stir fry for another 3-4 minutes or till it becomes dry.

Serve hot with rice and sambar.


  1. delicious fibre rich thoran,love it with rice!!
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    Erivum Puliyum

    1. Thanks Julie :) Following you too :)

  2. healthy and delicious thoran...

  3. It looks great, me too love this ..thanks for linking it to my event


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