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Cabbage and Carrot Thoran (Cabbage – Carrot Stir Fry)

20150906_211152Thorans (Stir Fried Veggies with coconut mixture) is a traditional dish in Kerala. Its an everyday stir fry made with different veggies. The same method of preparation is used with different vegetables. I love it as it is such a healthy option and easy to make.

Cabbage and Carrot Thoran (Cabbage – Carrot Stir Fry)


Cabbage- 150 -250  grams( cut lengthwise and chopped)

Carrots – 2 (shredded or chopped)

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Shallots -1 ( chopped)

Dried red chillies – 2 ( broken into pcs )

Curry leaves – few

To grind

Coconut – ½ cup

Ginger – a tiny piece

Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Garlic flakes – 2

Curry leaves – few

Green chillies – 2

Salt- ½ tsp


  1. Grind the above ingredients only coarsely. No need to add water. 20150906_204433
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, red chillies, shallots and curry leaves.20150906_205045
  3.  Then add the ground mixture and turmeric pw (½ tsp). Saute for two minutes.20150906_205305
  4. Then add the chopped cabbage and a little salt to it. Mix well.20150906_205427
  5. Add the carrots and mix well.20150906_205637
  6. Sprinkle water just enough to wet it and then close and cook for 2- 3 minutes. Keep mixing in between and sprinkle water if needed. Ready.20150906_211152

You can make the same dish with carrots, beetroot, beans or papaya. Thoran is the name for it. So if its made with carrot , it would be called carrot thoran, with beans- beans thoran etc.