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Thoran Kerala Style Recipe

Thoran  is a preparation of the Southern Indian State Kerala, where it is an everyday
affair. This is a dry preparation of White Cabbage and Runner Beans. Cabbage &
Beans blend well to give this excellent Thoran. It is a healthy preparation as it
involves very less Oil and Spices. 
Thoran Kerala Style Recipe

  • Recipe Servings: 5-10
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

    • Ingredients

    White Cabbage – 500 grams
    Runner Beans – 250 grams
    Onion – 1 medium sized
    Garlic cloves - 4
    Black Gram (whole Urad Dal) - 1tbsp
    Dried Red Chilly- 4
    Turmeric Powder 1/4tsp
    Red Chilly Powder 1/4tsp
    Desiccated Coconut – 200 grams
    Oil - 2tsp
    Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
    Mustard Seeds - 1/2tsp
    Cumin Seeds - 1/4tsp
    Salt to taste
    • How to Make Thoran

    1. Chop Cabbage & Garlic finely (Do not use a shredder as it will make the Cabbage
    2. Cut Beans at an angel of 45 degrees to get a diagonal shape, this gives the
    cooked Thoran a good look
    3. Break the whole dried Red chilly into 3 or 4 pieces 
    4. Heat oil is a deep bottomed pan. Add Mustard seeds, allow to pop.
    5. Now add rest of the ingredients. Mix well
    6. Lower the flame, cover and cook for 10 mins till the Cabbage starts leaving water.
    7. At this point leave the pan uncovered & cook for another 15 mins till you can bite
    into the Cabbage & Beans. At this stage all water must be dried-up & it will not be
    sticking to each other.

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