Cabbage Thoran For Sandya Recipe Video

Cabbage Thoran is a typical vegan Kerala dish. It is usually a dry side dish that accompanies a main meal of rice, sambar and rasam. It is a commonly prepared dish during the festivities of Onam. It is tasty and it can be eaten separately as a salad. Cabbage Thoran is an excellent amalgamation of the flavors of cabbage, coconut and tempered mustard seeds.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Speciality, Vegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Recipe Story

Cabbage Thoran is a must have if you are planning on preparing a traditional meal during this Onam.


 Cabbage250 Gram, finely shredded
 Coconut oil100 Milliliter
 Mustard seeds25 Gram
 Salt To Taste
 Turmeric1 Teaspoon
 Onions6 Small (Sambhar Onion)
 Green chilies6 , slit lengthwise
 Coconut150 Gram, shredded

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 477 Calories from Fat 339

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.2%

Saturated Fat 33 g165%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 124.9 mg5.2%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 9.5 g37.9%

Sugars 13.4 g

Protein 6 g12.1%

Vitamin A 4.9% Vitamin C 124.4%

Calcium 11% Iron 16.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a blender, grind coconut, onions and chillis without any water. Remove an keep it ready.
2. Heat a saucepan with coconut oil. When oil reaches hazing point, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Temper for 1 minute.
3. Now add in the ground coconut-onion-chilli mixture to it. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Add in the shredded cabbage and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes more.
5. Season with salt.

6. Serve as a part of the traditional Onam meal.

Editors Review

Cabbage Thoran is a classic dish delicately spiced with the traditional Kerala flavors of coconut, garlic, chili and cumin seeds. There are many different ways of preparing a thoran. Some use onions while others use shallots. Watch this video to learn how to make this signature Kerala dish which is served as a side dish in and sadya feast. In a sense, this is actually a dry slaw like dish with coconut. It is quick and easy and mildly spiced. A great way to incorporate cabbage into your everyday meals too. F


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chockyfoodie says :

I will try this during the Onam Sadhya.
Posted on: 7 September 2011 - 2:29pm
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emilyvyomahallaway says :

I never loved cabbage...but this recipe makes it sound yummy
Posted on: 7 September 2011 - 1:52pm
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The Hungry Soul says :

I love sauted cabbage and this is a great recipe. Isn't Thoran a traditional Onam dish!?
Posted on: 7 September 2011 - 8:12am

Anonymous says :

Love the traditional recipe
Posted on: 7 September 2011 - 8:10am