Cbbage thoran / Cabbage upperi

Easy Cabbage Thoran (Cabbage Stir Fry) Recipe

Easy Cabbage Thoran (Cabbage Stir Fry) Recipe

Thinking of preparing a quick, delicious and healthy side dish…. this recipe of Cabbage Thoran or cabbage stir fry will help you out. With common ingredients and single pot preparation, cabbage thoran can be prepared in few minutes and ideal to have it with rice, chappathi etc. If you are on a Keto diet, the dals mentioned in the recipe should be avoided and reduce the quantity of onions. Enjoy preparing the dish and having it also.


  1. Cabbage – 500 gms (Finely chopped)
  2. Onion – 1 cup (Finely chopped)
  3. Tomato – 1 small (Finely chopped)
  4. Fresh Coconut – 1 cup (Scraped)
  5. Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup (Finely chopped)
  6. Curry leaves – Few
  7. Green chilli – 4 to 5 nos (finely chopped)
  8. Ginger – 2 tsp (finely chopped)
  9. Salt – as needed
  10. Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
  11. Dried Red chilli – 2 to 3 nos
  12. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  13. Urud Dal (Uzhunnu Parippu) – 1 tbsp
  14. Chana Dal (Kadala Parippu) – 1 tbsp

Preparation of Cabbage Thoran (Cabbage Poriyal)

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients from 1 to 9 thoroughly with your hands. Heat a pan and add oil to it. When the oil is hot add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to pop, add dried red chilli, urud dal, chana dal, and few curry leaves. Saute till the dals turn brown. Now add the prepared cabbage mix and cook till it becomes dry and all the excess water in it is gone. Stir in between so that it will not get burnt. Tasty Thoran is ready to serve.

Referred Detailed Step by step cooking video below: