Cabbage Thoran – Spiced Sautéed cabbage

Recipe for Cabbage Thoran a favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. A Stir Fry with Cabbage and Grated Coconut

cabbage-thoran-2Garnishes play an important role in food presentation. It can be defined as “Food items placed around or on top of a principal dish for a relish”. A careful selection of garnishes that have flavour, colour, and eye appeal is appreciated and is accepted as a finished dish.

In this post we are doing cabbage thoran/ mild spiced sautéed cabbage in an arc shape. Arcs add fluidity and a sense of motion to a presentation.

Cabbage Thoran is one of the favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. Any Kerala Sadhya is incomplete without Cabbage Thoran. Cabbage Thoran is a stir fry made using cabbage and coconut.

Serves: 3 – 4

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes


Cabbage : 500 gm finely chopped
Grated coconut : 1cup
Green chillies : to taste
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig

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