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Cabbage Sprouts Thoran

Posted by Annita on May 1, 2007

Last week i’ve found this interesting leafy vegetable in an International market and decidied to try it out.Cabbage sprouts tastes similar to cabbage,but posesses a delicate bitter flavour.This is my entry for Mahanandi’s JFI-Greens.

Cabbage Sprouts

Cabbage Sprouts


Cabbage sprouts chopped – 2 cups
Green chillies chopped – 6
Shallots sliced – 6
Grated coconut – 3/4 cup
Garlic pods chopped – 2
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Jeera – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – a sprig
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed

Cabbage Sprouts

Cabbage Sprouts

Cabbage Sprouts


Grind grated coconut,turmeric powder,green chillies,jeera seeds and garlic into a coarse paste.Mix together chopped sprouts ,salt,shallots and the ground mixture well with hand.Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Add in urad dal and curry leaves and fry for a minute.Now add the cabbage sprouts into the pan and mix well.Add little water,stir and cover it with a lid and cook in medium heat until done,stirring in between.Serve with rice.

11 Responses to “Cabbage Sprouts Thoran”

  1. Reena said

    Annita, That is a healthy thoran.

  2. Cynthia said

    Annita, we get this all the time here in Barbados but I have never bought it because I thought that it would be too tough and dry and not have much flavour but the dish you made with it looks tender. How was it? the cabbage sprouts I mean. Did it take a longer time to cook and was the texture nice?

    No wont take much time to cook…It has a nice texture and to be frank i like it better than cabbage..

  3. jisha said

    humm annita looka great.ethkkey kandu pidikkunnathu sammathikkunnu ketto..i will try this soon..Thanks

  4. Shammi said

    Is cabbage sprouts the same as brussels sprouts?

    No Shammi,they r not..Cabbage sprouts are very much bigger compared to the small brussel sprouts and they taste differ too..

  5. PT said

    good recipe,
    I have always seen this vege in the grocery store
    now I have a recipe
    will try it out.

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  7. Sukanya said

    hay it is a healthy dish….nice way to eat cabbage…

    Thank you Sukanya

  8. susy said

    hi annita,
    i have only recently started fullfledged cooking and in my search for recipes i found your blog.lets just say my searched ended here.this is a really cool blog.the recipes are very clear and the pictures make it even better.thanks a lot!

    Thanks for these kind words,Susy..And welcome to my blog..

  9. soumya said

    Hi Anitha,
    this recipe looks absolutely devine.Where can we get this cabbage sprouts? would love to try them.

    Thank you Soumya,I’ve found these from an International grocery store…haven’t seen them in our local stores..

  10. Baskaran said

    Do you mean cabbage sprouts to be cabbage leaves or brussels sprouts (Plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbages)

    I meant cabbage leaves only

  11. Jene' said

    Cabbage sprouts are actually the tender leaves that grow on the plant AFTER the head of cabbage is picked…I live in St. Louis Missouri and cabbage sprouts are usually available during the spring/early summer time of year here…they are not the leaves off of the head of cabbage.

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