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Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly.Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya! A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala

Kerala Style Cabbage Stir Fry with Coconut (Cabbage Thoran)

Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly. A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice. It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala. Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, kerala
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Author Jane Jojo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilogram cabbage
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 6 number shallot / small onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (crushed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt
  • coconut oil / vegetable oil

Crush

  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 5 number green chilli

Instructions

  1. Remove the thick fibrous outer leaves and wash cabbage under running water. Shred the cabbage into thin pieces or chop the cabbage into small pieces. I like to chop cabbage in my chopper, which makes it very small. Chopping is much easier and it gets cooked very fast. It tastes yummy too.
    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly. Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya and very common at a Kerala home. A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala.
  2. In a chopper or mixi, crush green chilly well. Then add coconut. Crush (or pulse) it to blend everything well. ** Don't grind and don't add water. Mix it with chopped cabbage well and keep it aside.
    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly.Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya! A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala
  3. Chop shallots. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and then add curry leaves. Add shallots, crushed ginger, and garlic. Saute it until soft and translucent.
    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly.Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya! A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala
  4. Add turmeric powder and saute it.
    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly.Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya! A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala
  5. Then add chopped cabbage and coconut mixture and enough salt. Don't add water. It naturally has water in it, which releases while it gets cooked. Don't close the pan.
    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly.Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya! A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala
  6. Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly.Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya! A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala
  7. Cook it until water evaporates, and cabbage is done. Adjust salt as needed. Serve with rice ?
    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly.Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya! A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala

Recipe Notes

Coconut is the key ingredient in this recipe. Never compromise on that.