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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

  • 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.

Sending this to the kerala kitchen hosted at Ramya's recipe


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

  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!

  3. nice!love the mix of veggies.

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

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

  6. This looks so delicious.

  7. great combination..I often make this delicious stir fry

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

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

  10. Perfectly done, and nice presentation..


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