Cabbage- carrot thoran.

Thoran or poriyal is a simple dish to prepare. Usually its prepared with either one vegetable or a combination of two or more vegetables. At home the combination of cabbage and carrot is enjoyed the most. Adding a handful of green peas adds on to the taste.


Cabbage — 3 cups

Carrot — 1 p

Coconut — 3 tablespoons

Green chili — 1

Mustard seeds — 3/4 teaspoon

Cumin seeds — 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder — 1/2 teaspoon

Salt — 3/4 teaspoon

Oil — 1 tablespoon.


Chop the cabbage and shred the carrot. Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, when they splutter add the cabbage. Add the turmeric powder, salt stir ,lower the heat and allow the cabbage to cook. Mince together coconut and green chili Add the shredded carrrot when the cabbage is cooked 80%, stir and further cook for 3-4 minutes. Put of the heat. Now add the minced coconut with green chili. Enjoy cabbage – carrot thoran with warm rice and hot sambar or vathal kuzhambu.

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