Sep 27, 2012

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage Cooked in a Spicy Coconut Masala

Thorans are easy to throw together, because everything calls for the same spices which are ground with coconut and stir fried. You can make thoran with beetroots, carrots, cucumber and many more. I love this because they are so easy to make in the morning, this one takes less than 15 mins to make. And the taste is so fresh and clean.

I love making thorans with cabbage because I feel they are so good for me and for me this is the only way to sneak this vegetable in our diet. So there you go to the recipe.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Cabbage - 3 cups chopped very finely
Salt to taste

To Grind:
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Dry Red Chilli -2
Green Chilli - 2
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Shallots - 5

For Tempering:
Coconut Oil- 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Grind the ingredients given in the masal list to a coarse paste and set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and mix well.

Now add in the cabbage and toss well in the oil.

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Now add in the ground masala and mix well.Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and cook for 10-15 mins till done.

Serve with rice and any gravy.

Take all your ingredients
i used a food processor to chop cabbage
Grind the stuffs given for masala
Heat oil and add the tempering spices
saute for a min
add in cabbage
and mix well
add salt and mix well
add the ground masala
and mix well
cover and cook
till the thoran is done


  1. it looks little watery..when you cut and do it instead of food processor, it will be very good...

  2. Nice Masalas and very new to me..Sure will try it..

  3. hi aarthi,
    nice thoran.all thoran varietys are very friendly for our tummy. but aarthi why there is no non veg receipes. i am waiting hungrily.pls try something new.

  4. Avail grinding masala and thoran grinding masala ingredientd looks similar.
    does both receipes taste the same.

  5. @archanait wont taste same, it will taste completely diff

  6. No need to add water.if we close the pan mns it won't burn?

  7. No need to add water.if we close the pan mns it won't burn?

  8. Nice and easy thoran.Made it today and turned out so so yummy.Thank u so much.


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