Monday, November 29, 2010

Red Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage thoran is a dry dish,which is made of cabbage and grated coconut. It is an important ingredient of the kerala "sadhya"(feast). I have made this thoran many times, but first time with red cabbage.

This is a common vegetable which is generally found in the market. This time I thought of trying this and bought one. On cooking, red cabbage will normally turn blue. To retain the red colour, you should add vinegar or acidic fruit. Without knowing that, I prepared this thoran, but after some reading I came to know about the trick of adding vinegar.

  1. Red Cabbage(shredded)-1/2
  2. Onions- 1 nos
  3. Green Chillies- 2-3 nos
  4. salt- to taste
  5. Oil- 2 tbsp
  6. Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  7. Coconut (grated)- 1/2 cup
  8. Curry leaves-few
  1. Chop onions and greenchillies and mix it along with cabbage.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick kadai. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the finely shredded cabbage mixture and curry leaves.
  3. Add salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Do not add water while cooking cabbage, otherwise it will become soggy.
  4. Now add grated coconut. Mix well and cook again without lid for 6-8 minutes till dry. Serve with rice.


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