Friday, September 08, 2006

Cabbage thoran/poriyal

Cabbage thoran..Another mom's delicious recipe with lotz of coconut, garlic, curry leaves.but here being little bit health conscious I don't use coconut that much.On Onam day, wanted to try mom's exact recipe,came out and tasted just like mom's.
I have to send this pic to mom and grandma just make them believe that i cooked it..they will never believe me..

Cabbage thoran

Cabbage - 1/2 (medium sized cabbage)chopped
Coconut-3/4 cup
Garlic -2 pod
Green chillies- 8
Turmeric powder-1tsp
jeera - 1tsp
Perungayam - a pinch

For tadka:
Oil-2 tbsp
urad dal-1tsp
mustard seeds - 1tsp


Grind Coconut,garlic,green chilli,turmeric powder and jeera in a coarse paste.(Don't grind it into a smooth paste.)Heat oil in the pan and add mustard seeds,urad dal,curry leaves and fry.Then add the grinded paste and fry it abt a 2 min.s till the raw smell goes.Now add the chopped cabbage and salt.Mix it well,cover it and cook.Don't add any water, the cabbage itself releases sufficient water.Stir occasionally.When the cabbage is almost cooked , take out the lid and cook it open for another 3 min.s.The cabbage should be soft and little bit crunchy.Serve it with rice.

I normally do this without the coconut.It also tastes very good.

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