Savoy cabbage thoran

Savoy cabbage thoran

Enjoy this simple Savoy cabbage thoran, or cabbage fry, a dry vegetable dish originating from Kerala – the key ingredients are coconut, chilli and spices
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put the oil in a large, deep, lidded frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, fry the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves for 2 mins until fragrant, and the seeds start to pop. Add the onion and chilli, and fry for 3-4 min or until softened, then add the turmeric and a pinch of salt, cooking for another minute.
  2. Step 2

    Add the cabbage with ½ tsp of salt, stir together, then cover. Leave to cook for 10 mins until the cabbage is tender. Stir in the coconut and, with the lid off, cook for a further 2-3 min or until the coconut is heated through. Stir through the coriander and lime juice, season to taste, then serve.