Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Veggie Thoran

Ok lah I am going to sort of cheat here, I did not cook dinner last nite so I will post a recipe on Cabbage and Carrot Thoran, (the side veggie dish that is pictured in my previous post).

Thoran I am told is a Malyaalee style of preparing veggies with the star attraction being the scrapped coconut. Its not something that you will find at my mothers place unless she's feeling very Malyaalee....which is hardly ever but I like this dish especially when the veggies have not been cooked to death:-)no offence to those who cook veggies that way!

Ingredients:
Cabbage - shredded
Carrot - shredded
Small onions sliced
A few pips of garlic smashed and chopped
Some mustard seeds
Some cumin seeds
3-4 dry red chilies snipped in half/ or green chili's sliced in half
Curry leaves
Scrapped coconut - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder
Salt

Heat oil and splutter the mustard and cumin and quickly add the onion and garlic. Then add the dry chili's and curry leaves and cabbage and carrot, give it a good stir and add the coconut and turmeric. Add salt and stir fry and you are done.

Note : Some indian aunties mix the coconut with the turmeric, salt, onion/garlic and some ginger and then add that mixture in with the cabbage.....you pick your favoured way...it will taste the same if you ask me.
This thoran can be used for most other veggie.

Verdict : One of my fav indian veggies however Joe does not fancy this dish.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

and he calls himself a malyalee? terrible

milee said...

:-)) reveal yourself lah anonymous.....your comments sound like Lilac's

blah blah blah said...

cis berdebar. i have a far better taste of music than lilac.

and where's the sothy recipe for hungry ppl's sake?

milee said...
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milee said...

I think Madam is being cheeky and going undercover with other handle names huh!! If its you madam, sothy recipe was emailed to you lah.

Madam @ Blah Blah Blah said...

Ya it's me. i've been found out and blocked by google. hence undercover la. tks for the varuval. husband happy. i happy. milee's dinners make the world go round.

mamamia said...

Milee, I c you are deep into Indian dishes...how about your western yummy deserts n what not???
Veggie Thoram...this I have to try out...over the w/end !!

milee said...

Mama, you do make veggie thoran once in a blue moon...nothing new for you to try. Desserts huh....i am getting requests from all corners...not enough time to satisfy everyone...need to make this blogging my full time job:-) How about you make your delis apple pie and take a pic and I will post it here:-)?