Sunday, April 22, 2012

Carrot Cauliflower thoran/stir fry

Refrigerator was calling out "give me some veggies to store". I realized then only that I had a small piece of cauliflower and two carrots to make a side dish for rice. You must've tried this combination when you ran out of choices. But they complemented each other to give a nice tasty result. Now this thoran/stir fry is going to be in my menu for a long time.


You need
  • Cauliflower - 1 small (I had a very small one)
  • Carrots - 2 
  • Onion - 1 medium size
  • Grated coconut -  1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 3
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Shallots - 2 sliced
  • Salt to taste



Method
  • Chop cauliflower, carrots and onion. (I used chopped to get very tiny pieces)
  • Grind coarsely grated coconut, turmeric powder,  green chilli, garlic, cumin seeds. Keep aside
  • In a thick bottomed vessel, heat oil.
  • Add mustard seeds when oil is hot. Let it splutter. Add sliced shallots.
  • When it turns light brown, add the chopped vegetables.
  • Stir for 2 minutes and add the coconut mix. Put on low flames.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well. 
  • Cover and cook until done. If needed add little water (1 tbsp)
  • Open the lid when done and leave on flame for 1 more minute until all water dries up.
  • Serve with rice.





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18 comments:

  1. i too tried this combo long back.....yummy thoran...

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  2. Looks good..I often do this - combine different stuff either due to lack of options or just to finish off stuff! :) And Odiya cooking has quite a few dishes that encourage this - mixing of different veggies!

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  3. nice!love the mix of veggies.

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  4. thoran looks good.. rice, sambar and thoran... perfect combo

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  5. Never made thoran with grated veggies....looks delicious.

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  6. This looks so delicious.
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  7. great combination..I often make this delicious stir fry

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  8. Yum, what a tasty combination! I love it!

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  9. i love this combo thoran and make it often. thanks for sharing with kerala kitchen

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  10. Perfectly done, and nice presentation..

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