Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cabbage carrot Thoran

Well, I generally don't mix vegetables to make thorans with a few exceptions like cabbage + peas or carrots + beans. But this time towards the weekend my fridge was almost empty with a few carrots and half a cabbage leftover. So I made a thoran mixing both and it turned out to be simply super. This was a great combo with vengaya sambar (onion sambar).


Cabbage - 250 grams
Carrots - 250 grams
Coconut - 25 grams
Mustard - 1 teaspoon
Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Dry Red Chillies - 2 nos
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garlic cloves - 2 nos
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
curry leaves - few


  • Cut the cabbage lengthwise and grate the carrots.
  • Add coconut, jeera, red chilli, garlic into a mixer and grind into a coarse paste without adding any water (just pulse a little). 
  • In a pan, add oil. Add the mustard seeds. Let it sputter. Add the curry leaves and after a few seconds, add the chopped cabbage and carrots. 
  • Sprinkle a handfull of water and cook till it is almost done. 
  • Add the ground coconut mix, salt and turmeric powder. 
  • Cook till the raw smell of garlic and coconut is gone.

Cabbage + Carrot thoran is ready!!!! Serve with rice and a gravy of your choice. This goes well with sambar.

Note: We can also add one finely chopped onion to this thoran. I didn't add since I didn't have them.


  1. Looks so delicious, bet would great with rice.

  2. Very healthy and yummy thoran. Love the combo.

  3. Very healthy and delicious thoran.
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    1. Thanks Vidya.... Will sure follow your blog