Thoran |Vegetable cooked in grated Coconut

Thoran is an everyday dry curry for rice made in Kerala using any vegetable of choice, grated coconut, shallots, cumin, and chillies or chilli powder. Thoran is a mild and very lightly spiced with the flavours of the vegetables shining through.You can prepare the thoran using single or a combination of vegetables.There are so many different ways to prepare a thoran. Some use onions while others use shallots.Some add garlic and ginger, while others like it plain.Here is my recipes to make thoran. This is very simple recipes.


Vegetable – finely chopped or grated
Salt – to taste

To grind
Onion – 1
Garlic -2-3
Green Chilly – 1
Coconut – ¼ cup(grated)
Turmeric powder-1/2 tbsp

Mustard – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – 1 strand
Oil – 1 tblsp

• Cook the chopped/grated vegetable and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes spinkling few drops of water if needed.
• Meanwhile grind onion,garlic green chilly,coconut and turmeric powder.donot over grind.
• Add this to the cooked vegetable mix it well and cook for few minutes and switch off.
• Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilly, split black gram and curry leaves.
• Add this to the thoran and serve hot with rice.

• Peas, raw banana, papaya, beans, brinjal ,peas,cabbage,carrot. etc can be used to make thoran
• You can use any vegetable or combination of vegetables.
• Some vegetables do not need water at all. If the dish seems to get dry, just sprinkle few drops of water.
• Different vegetables take different time to get cooked.

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