Sunday, June 13, 2010

CabbagePayarThoran/Cabbage Mungbean stir fry with coconut

Hello dear friends, hope all are doing good and enjoying the world cup.
Today I thought i can share with you guys some vegetable recipe: A Thoran (poriyal) - stir fried vegetable with grated coconut. The vegetable I used here is "Cabbage". We always like to have the cabbage in combination with some vegetables. I used to prepare the cabbage and carrot thoran. But here I added "Mung bean" (payar) for this special tasty thoran....Amma used to prepare this thoran for us. My hus also likes this combination ..so this thoran is one of the common one in our menu. The best combination is : This thoran with  rice and rasam. Sure it would be an awesome meal for u and ur family. Also you can have this with Chapathi (roti) or you can make  a sandwich with this thoran (if you are a sandwich lover).
This is a very healthy dish and easy to prepare one too. For the best result u just soak the moong bean overnight and also make sure that the moong bean is not overcooked while cooking it in the pressure cooker. Just add very little amount of water.One more thing I want to mention here is that when I prepared this thoran I used to add a little amount of fennel seed. My hus really like the flavor of fennel seed. Sometimes I simply add this fennel seed with the crushed coconut mix other wise i crush the fennel along with the coconut mix. If u do not like the strong flavor of fennel, just add the whole fennel with the cocomut mix. Do not use fennel seed for all the vegettable thoran..i used this for cabbage,carrot, beetroot and bean varieties. Actually these veggies and bean with fennel gives nice aroma to the whole dish.Once the thoran is prepared just season it with mustard, dry-red chili and curry leaves.
Let me share the details of the recipe.
Ingredients
Whole moongbean: 1/2 cup
Cabbage: 1/4 portion of the medium sized  one
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Water: 1/2 cup
For grinding
Coconut: 1/2 cup
Green chili/Red chili: 2 nos(here i used red chili)
Fennel seed: 8 nos
Cumin seed: 1/2 tsp
Garlic: 1 pod
For seasoning
Oil: 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seed: 1 tsp
Red chili: 1 no
Curry leaves: 1 spring
Preparation
Step1:
  • Soak the Mung bean overnight.
  • Grate the cabbage using a vegetable grater. It should grate the cabbage in thin slices.
  • Crush the fennel.cumin,red chili and garlic.If u are using the shredded coconut mix the crushed ingredients with the coconut..keep the mix aside.
Step2:
  • In a pan, cook the grated cabbage along with turmeric powder and salt,just add a very little amount of water.Cook for 3-5 minutes in medium heat.(close the pan and cook)
  • Cook the moong bean and 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker until 1 whistle.Add some salt too.
Step3:
  • Add the cooked moong bean to the cabbage and mix together and cook it for 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut mixture to the moong bean cabbage mix. Stir well. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes in medium heat.
Step4:
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard seed.once the seeds started spluttering add the red chili and curry leaves
  • Pour the seasoning into the cabbage payar thoran..mix well
The delicious Thoran is ready to have..enjoy it with Rice and rasam


Cook's Tip
  • Do not add more water for cooking the moongbean.
  • Just presuure cook until one whistel.If u overcook the bean the taste and texture of the dish would be spoiled 
  • Do not chop the cabbage, just grate it..
  • If u like u can use green chili insted of red chili.

57 Said:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow thats amazing! very nice with cabbage...

PranisKitchen said...

premalatha it's so quick ,thanks dear

Jaisy James said...

i too preapring same methos. looks so nice dear

The Housewife said...

I like using fennel while making poriyals too. It really adds so much flavor! This is a great healthy recipe with a vegetable and a dal in it.. a meal almost by itself!

Priya said...

Thats a delicious and nutritious stir fy, adding whole mung makes me hungry..

Sridevi said...

Green moong dhal will add a good taste to the cabbage thoran. very nice.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I also like this similar way of cooking cabbage, just yummy.

SathyaSridhar said...

Rani,,cabbage with bean poriyal looks perfect dear nice tips for beans dear sure it will taste very good with rotis n also in sandwich dear...I always add lot water while cooking bean now i came to know use little bit of water for perfect cooking...Rani,,very nice n healthy poriyal dear.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Recently i have been coming across so many recipes with mung beans, your looks so delicious, nice sidedish.

Uma said...

cabbage mung is a new combo for me.. nice!

Nat said...

When are we going to see the youtube version of Praniskitchen?

Vrinda said...

Nice thoran,liked the addition of payar...

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks great. Love it...

AvanthiRao said...

Its a new combination :)

vineetha said...

Nice combination..I prepare cabbage thoran without any combi..Must try the combos for cabbage too :)Looks Yummy.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

A very nice and healthier dish. Looks very good. I would love to prepare it. I use split moon dhal and have never tried with whole moong dhal. Thanks for sharing.

Rachana Kothari said...

A delicous and healthy stir-fry!

Nitha said...

Thats a good combo.. delicious and healthy one..

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious and nutritious..nice one dear..I too sometimes make cabbage this way.

Kairali sisters said...

Cabbageum payarum, ethu vare combine cheytitilla tou, broccoliyum payarum adipoli combo anu, Try cheythu nokkunund ketto, we love combo thorans...

Love
Kairali sisters

Sarah Naveen said...

Adipoli combo...looks so yummy!!!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Very healthy combo, looks delicious, must try your version next time.....

Sayantani said...

absolutely adore cabbage thoran and adding mung beans make it super scrumptious.

Dipika said...

Feels like a real authentic home food...even I love the combinations made with cabbag. And adding Mung beans with cabbage looks not only delicious but also sounds very healthy ..and no wonder coconut enhances this spl dish in its way :)

Swathi said...

Rani,

Thoran looks really good. I love all kind of thoran.

Nithu Bala said...

delicious thoran..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks lovely Prani, I love the combo and both in one, delicious !!!

Yummy Team said...

I have never tried or tasted cabbage-mung bean stirfry before..Interesting combo, looks tasty too..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Wonderful combination..Looks delicious and sounds healthy!!!

Krishnaveni said...

lovely, healthy and beautiful dish...tempting rani

Shriya said...

Love the combo. Nice recipe. Looks delicious.

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the curry looks very yummy.Its very healthy this curry i tasted at temple its really very tasty.Will give a try dear.

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Cabbage is a marvel!!

Satya said...

very nice recipe ...i never had cabbage with moong dal .....a very healthy recipe ...thanks for this new version dear.....ti will surely try this...thankq u for visiting my blog

sangii said...

super delicious combo Rani....would luv 2 try it out soon...tnx 4 shrng

Simply Life said...

delicious stir fry!

Kiran said...

Dear Prani,
Cabbage with mung bean is a very favorite dish.Next time will try adding coconut.

I started an event with wholefoods and the theme for the month is "barley".Would love to see your delicious entries for the event.
Thank you.

Nostalgia said...

Yum! Love both cabbage and mung beans so its a bonanza for me

Mary said...

What a lovely combination. This truly sounds delicious. I hope you are having a good day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

Looks great!

Suman Singh said...

hmm..thats a unique stir fry to me...adding moong beans to cabbage sounds interesting and delicious...yummie!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks soo good..

Guna's kitchen said...

cabbage with moong dal .. i used split moong dal not whole ...nxt i will try with whole moong and coconout. nice click

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I havent personally made it this way, but eaten it hazaar times at relatives place..love it, heart it

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ahhhhhhhhhh..i m cabbage lover....the dish looks lovely n healthy

Priya said...

lovely thoran.. actually i made this last night ...btw where in ohio r u from ??.. u have a nice blog...:)

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so delicious and healthy!

GayathriRaj said...

Yeah wow...thats so nice one....really very delicious....cabbage with this moong dal is really gr8 healthy combi i feel....and the pics are awesome...

Shri said...

Simple and comforting!Have always been a fan of cabbage thoran!

LBTurner*1959 said...

Beautiful dish! I love cabbage and although I've never tried mungbean, I've never met a bean I didn't like. Funny, I'd never heard of mungbean until earlier today when I saw them at Whole Foods Market (dried) and now, this recipe. Looks delicious and based on the seasonings you used I would love this dish. Can I used the dried beans in this recipe?

Raina said...

The combination of flavors you have used in this dish sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing it:)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Such a nice combo-cabbage and mung! nice click!

Sushma Mallya said...

very healthy combination :)but havent tried using cabbage and mung together!!...but looks lovely:)

Mimi said...

Healthy and flavorful.
Mimi

PJ said...

i was recently introduced to a thoran but i love them already! this one looks delicious.

PranisKitchen said...

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chaitrali pathak said...

wow....wud love to try this.....

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