Thursday, June 26, 2008

Meeting deadlines- Cabbage Carrot thoran - veggies in a Kerala style recipe

Cabbage Carrot Thoran
The end of June marks the last day of my Chicken event and also many other events that I have been desperately wanting to be a part of. So, it is a race against time.

AFAM-Coconut hosted by Suganya of Tasty palettes is definitely one event that I cannot miss. For a Keralite, coconut is a part and parcel of everyday cooking and so this is definitely not one that I would miss. Although I do not use coconut extensively in my daily cooking(like that used in a traditional Kerala home), however, it is definitely on my menu atleast once a week. This dish - a cabbage carrot thoran - is my entry to her event. Thoran is a dish from Kerala which is a tasty combination of vegetables, coconut and a few other ingredients that are so typical of the Kerala cuisine. A Thoran is a veggies delight with colorful vegetables paired together and coconut adding a great flavor and twist to the combination.

Cabbage Carrot thoran
Cabbage - 2 cups(finely shredded)
Carrot - 1 cup (finely shredded)
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 2 (finely chopped)
Jeera - 1 tsp
For tempering:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 6 to 8

Method for cooking Cabbage Carrot Thoran:
1-Mix all ingredients together (except for the ingredients for tempering) in a bowl and keep aside for 10 minutes. 2-Take a pan, add a little oil (1 tsp)and put in all the ingredients for tempering.
3-When the mustard stops spluttering, add the cabbage carrot mixture and mix well. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes. 4-Open and stir. Dry completely (let any water in the dish dry completely). Serve.
Goes great with plain rice, sambhar and pappad.

I would also like to send this entry for Mansi's "Healthy cooking" event where she has a lovely cookery book for the best entry.

Feel this thoran is a healthy option due to its very low use of oil and also being a wonderful combination of healthy vegetables that are known for it's high nutritional value.
So here's to everyday cooking the healthy way!!


Laavanya said...

I've always loved cabbage thoran and my neighbour aunty (a malayali) made it really well. I especially liked to watch her chop up cabbage.. she would hold it in her hand (not on the board) and get such a fine chop with such ease! Yours looks great Vandana.

@the_whisk_affair said...

great entries...didnt know u were a mallu, I am too :-) who cannot love cabbage thoran and sambar..that combo is just awesome!!! great entries...

Andhra Flavors said...

cabbage carrot thoran sounds wonderful taste must be great

Dori said...

This sounds good, I love all forms of cabbage!

ST said...

There is something Waiting for u at my blog :))
cabbage carrot thoran sounds delicious must be great.Will try soon....

Srikitchen said...

you have a surprise in my blog!

Archy said...

Wow thoran, i loved it when one of my friend cooked it !! Nice entry vandhana !! Shall try this at home now :)!!

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Delicious recipe :)!

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