Keralan cabbage thoran with coconut and chilli

by Nico Rilla
Keralan cabbage thoran with coconut and chilli

Ingredients

100ml coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
2 tsp black mustard seeds
2 tsp black lentils
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 dried red chillies, broken up
10-15 curry leaves
60g garlic and ginger paste
½ tsp ground turmeric
250g pointed spring cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, cut into thin strips
2 fresh green bird's eye chillies, cut into thin discs
100g grated fresh coconut
1 tbsp coriander cress or chopped coriander

Directions

1 Heat the oil in large saucepan or wok over a medium heat. Add mustard seeds, lentils, cumin seeds and red chillies. When the seeds start to pop, add the curry leaves. Stir for about a minute then add the garlic and ginger paste and turmeric. Fry for 30 seconds.

2 Stir in the cabbage and carrots and cook covered over a medium heat for about 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, adding a splash of water if it starts to catch.

3 Stir in the green chillies and coconut. Heat through, top with coriander and serve.

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