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Cauliflower Thoran – Coconut and Cauliflower Stir-Fry


cauliflower thoran

Cauliflower Thoran

A nice vegetable side dish that packs a ‘Crunch’. So easy to make. Enhanced with freshly grated coconut.

Cauliflower Thoran


  • 2 cups cauliflower, separated into small florets and  rinsed well.
  • 1 Tbsp oil.
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds.
  • ¼ cup shallots, finely chopped.
  • 2 tsp green chillies, finely chopped – optional.
  • A hand full of curry leaves.
  • ¹⁄8 tsp turmeric powder.
  • ½ cup fresh grated coconut.


  •  Steam the cauliflower over simmering water for 5 minutes (Do not boil). Using a steaming rack is best.
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Add mustard seeds and wait for splutter.
  • Add shallots, green chili and curry leaves. Sauté till softened.
  • Add turmeric powder and cook briefly.
  • Add the grated coconut and stir fry till aromatic.
  • Lastly, add the steamed florets of cauliflower and toss the mixture briefly till just heated through.

Cauliflower Thoran

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You can cook cabbage similarly, just allow the water to evaporate.
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