Sunday 18 November 2018

Purple Cabbage Thoran/Kerala Style Red Cabbage Stir Fry

Purple cabbage is also known as Red cabbage is a variety of cabbage which is easily available in my nearby farmer's market than the usual green cabbages. You can make ultimate salads with this crunchy cabbage as they works and get mix prefectly to any sort of raw vegetables added to them. Purple cabbage is quite rich in vitamin C, A, potassium and fiber. Somehow i love to dish out our Indian style dals, gravies and stir fries with this cabbage. You can make delicious South Indian style kootu with purple cabbage and everyone at home just love it. Obviously i was lookingt for a chance to cook again with purple cabbage as a Kerala style thoran, and hubby got a purple cabbage head when he went to our favourite farmer's market last week.

Cabbage Thoran, Keralan Cabbage Thoran

And this thoran is a fabulous side dish to relish with hot piping rasam or flavourful sambar rice. With loads of coconut, trust me, everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly this flavoursome rich thoran. Easy to make, this thoran gets ready quickly than you can imagine. A simple grounded paste will take care of the flavouring part of this thoran and i loved the simplicity of this aromatic stir fry. You might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Colourful dishes as theme, after a greens loaded naan, i couldnt stop myself sharing this delicious stir fry for this theme.

Kerala Cabbage thoran

1/4kg Purple cabbage (shredded)
1/2cup Shallots
1/2cup Cocout
3 Garlic cloves
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
3 Green chillies
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
Curry leaves

Make a coarse mixture with coconut, garlic cloves, cumin, shallos, green chillies using a food processor,keep aside.

In a pan, heat enough oil, let splutter the mustard seeds, add the curry leaves and saute for a while.

Now add the shredded cannage, saute for few minutes.

Purple Cabbage Thoran

Add the grounded coarse coconut-spices mixture to the cabbage and combine everything well.

Cover the pan and cook everything simmer, dont add water.

Once the cabbage gets cooked, put off the stove.

Make this cabbage thoran bit crunchy and not completely soggy.

Serve hot as side dish.

Kerala Purple Cabbage Thoran



Usha said...

I usually use purple cabbages in salads and coleslaw. Thoran looks very good. Nice one for colorful food.

Rafeeda AR said...

I have tried purple cabbage like this and would prefer the green one any time, since it has a slight sweet taste... :)

Harini R said...

Good one. I rarely get purple cabbage for salads at home and making thoran is definitely interesting.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I have used it in poriyal with lots of coconut. This one with the delicious spice mix must taste so yum.

Chef Mireille said...

I love all members of the cabbage family whether green, purple or bok choy - I can easily enjoy this as a delicious side dish! A good addition to any holiday meal!

Pavani said...

I love purple cabbage - it is packed with nutrients. Love the simple thoran you made with it.

Srividhya said...

Definitely this purple cabbage will add that color to any plate. Simple and delicious.

code2cook said...

purple cabbage taste great if you treat it like normal cabbage. I use it in same recipe like cabbage. Loved the taste it gives. purple cabbage thoran looks perfect and make a nice side dish with roti or parathaa.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I love purple cabbage. I make the curry once in a while with it for a change. Great pick for the theme!

sushma said...

I love purple cabbage in salad, this dish looks delicious. Must try

Srivalli said...

Purple cabbage is such a pretty vegetable..I love cabbage thoran so this is surely my favorite!