Let’s Cook Kerala Style Thoran | It’s a vegetable dish

Do you want to know what is a Thoran? Thoran is a vegetable dish in Kerala. This common dish is mostly coconut-based. This is usually eaten with steamed rice.


  • Chopped Cabbage – Half of one medium-sized cabbage
  • Chopped Carrots – 3 big ones
  • Chopped Onion – 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut  – 1 Cup
  • Chopped Garlic – 4 small
  • Chopped Green Chillies – 2
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – As Required
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – A sprig

Thinking how to cook? Here is the preparation method for you.

Combine the cabbage and carrots with some salt. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add chopped onion, garlic and curry leaves and turmeric powder saute for a few minutes. Add the chopped cabbage and carrot. Saute for 2 minutes. Next, add the grated coconut and combine everything together. Cover the pan and cook on low flame, stirring occasionally. Do not add water while cooking. Let it cook for 5 – 8 minutes and your dish will be prepared ready to be served with rice, roti, parathas or even any kinds of pieces of bread.



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