Vegetable ThoranI have adopted this recipe slightly from the one I was shown at a cookery class in Cochin, Maria's Cookery.maria's cookery cochin
Grated vegetables. I use 3 parts white cabbage, 1 part carrot. You can use other vegetables that lend themselves to grating. 250 gm
1 small dried red chilli, crumbled
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
2 green chillies, split and deseeded. (optional)
1/2 cup coconut flakes. I use dry coconut.
1/4 turmeric powder (or a small piece of turmeric root, finely chopped.
Heat the oil, add the red chilli, heat for 2 minutes to release the flavour.
Add the mustard seeds, allow to 'sparkle'.
Add the cumin seeds,.
After 1 minute, add the turmeric.
After a further minute, add the vegetables and the coconut flakes, a few curry leaves and a generous pinch of salt.
Add a sprinkling of water to prevent the vegetables catching on the bottom of the pan. This is a dry curry, so be sparing with the water.
Add lid and cook and a low flame until the vegetables are ready.