Friday, 21 September 2012

Red Cabbage Thoran

Red Cabbage is a less popular cousin of regular cabbage. When we were really little, I never tasted it. But then my mom started to buy it. We all used to love it and it became part of our diet.

Later I realized thru friends that not many of them have tasted it. It has the same feel of cabbage. But it has a very different taste to it. If you have never tried it, I would recommend trying it.


Onion 1
Red Cabbage 1 medium (about 5-6 cups)
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaf few
Jeera 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Coconut 3/4 cup
Garlic 2-3 pods
Green Chilli 2

Method of Preparation

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. When it sputters, add jeera, turmeric and curry leaf.

2. When it sizzles, add finely chopped onions. Saute till it is slightly browned.

3. Add finely chopped cabbage. Stir well. Cook in low/medium flame till it is almost done. Do not cover as it will become soggy.

4. In a mixie add garlic and green chillies. Pulse it quickly. Add the coconut and pulse once more. You are not looking to grind it finely. The coarseness of the coconut is what you are looking for.  Do not add water.

5. Add the coconut mix and salt to the cabbage and stir well. Cook for a few more minutes.

Serve with rice and kozhambu/sambar.

Linking this to Onam Special @ Sharan's Samayalarai

Linking this to South Indian Cooking - Event by Anu, Hosted by Sangee


  1. Healthy Thoran.. Thanks for linking to my event dear... Plz use this url for the logo :-

    Expecting more recipes from you :)

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