Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mixed Veggies Thoran

   Today, I have a simple recipe of a 'thoran' for you.  As you can see I got a little excited about the photography even though this is a simple recipe, then again, isn't presentation vital in cooking?   A good time to make recipes like this is when you don't have enough of one vegetable but have an assorted little of many.  Really, thats what I did! Mixed up this and that to make a thoran and I really loved this combination. 

Have fun!

Mixed veggiesThoran

Did you like the broccoli tree with carrot flowers? My kids did ;-)

Mixed veggiesThoran

A great way to use up the leftover veggies in your fridge

Mixed veggiesThoran


Ingredients:

Broccoli Florets,cut into small- 1/2 cup
Carrots grated- 1/4 cup
Beans ,chopped finely- 1/4 cup
Cabbage ,chopped finely- 1/4 cup
Coconut Grated- 1/3 cup
Green Chillies- 3-4
Turmeric Powder- a pinch
Salt- To taste

For seasoning:

Shallots, chopped finely- 2-3
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Dried Red chillies- 2-3
Curry Leaves- 1 sprig
Oil- 2 tsp


Method:

1.Make all the veggies ready for thoran, by cutting them like I've mentioned above.
2.It's up to you whether to grate or cut the broccoli florets.
3. Grind(not much-maybe for a couple of seconds) coconut and green chillies together. If you do not have a grinder/small bowl for your mixer grinder, leave this step and just add more green chillies slit into halves.
4.Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds followed by rice.
5.Add sliced shallots and saute it till golden brown.
6.To this add red chillies and curry leaves and saute .
7.Add the Broccoli and beans along with, turmeric, salt and coconut mix from step 3 and add into the pan.
8.Mix everything together and cover the pan.Add a couple of spoon full of water.
9.Cook on medium flame for about 5-6 minute.Open and stir everything well.Add the carrots and cabbage now. Continue cooking till all the veggies are cooked, but still a bit crunchy
10.Open the pan and cook till the thoran is free of any water by stirring in between.

45 comments:

  1. Cute broccoli tree :) Recipe sounds good!

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  2. Nami..I loved the tree and flowers...Nalla creative thought ayrunu ketto..That is yummy combo.Njna try cheyyame...

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  3. Superb presentation as always dear! Thoran...here I come ;)

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  4. yummy dish....lovely presentation too....
    I like how u mixed broccoli with the other veggies....

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  5. looks very tempting dear....lovely presentation....

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  6. Broccoli tree with carrot flowers looks beautiful,thoran adipoli.

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  7. Looks so colourful and we do it all the time!:-)

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  8. Those pictures are very creative... I love it....:)

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  9. Absolutely cute cute presentation, lovely dish. awesome pictures.

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  10. Very cute pictures :)
    Like the mixed vegetable curry a lot. Often I do this with the left over vegetables and to clean my refrigerator

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  11. mmm. looks so yummy..wonderful clicks too.

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  12. that makes one healthy n colorful thoran..

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  13. yum yummmmmmmmmmy! delicious combo and mouth watering thoran.

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  14. Lovely presentation and photography!! nice recipe:) the broccoli tree with carrot flowers is sooo cute!!

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  15. Wow! Thoran looks great and those broccoli tress with carrot flowers are soooo cute! Your kids are as creative as you :)

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  16. The thoran looks very nice...broccoli is new to me in thoran..will try it. Healthy broccoli.

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  17. Thoran look to be wonderfully prepared. A very healthy dish.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. Very colorful thoran..Delicious..

    G
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  19. Healthy n tasty thoran..Broccoli tree nalla rasamundu kannan :) Loved the presentation, Nami..

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  20. Colorful and yummy thoran.Beautifully presented.

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  21. Gud recipe and looks colourful ....

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  22. Cute broccoli tree with carrot flowers Nami! That's a colourful and delicious thoran...

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  23. Wow that sounds really delicious..love the presentation!

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  24. Recipe sounds good and clicks and the presentation are too good too!

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  25. cute presentation!!surely kids will like it!!healthy one!

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  26. Wonderful looking healthy and delicious thoran,cute broccoli tree..

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  27. Your broccoli tree looks very cute and the thoran is so yummy.

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  28. very cute presentation and nice way to make thoran with all veggies. Never tried brocolli in curry

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  29. Looking to that brocoli tree made me smile i love it. Love the thoran too.

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  30. Broccoli tree looks cute dear, yummy thoran,healthy and colorful.

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  31. Love the broc and carrot tree...Nice clicks..
    Yummy thoran too

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  32. Cute broccoli tree :)
    Delicious n healthy thoran..

    US Masala

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  33. You are so creative Nami... tree and flowers, woww...

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  34. awee that is so creative and extremely beautiful :D

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  35. beautiful one of our favourite
    cute flowers

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  36. That would be a pretty bouquet :) Great creativity! Love the thoran !

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  37. adipoli ketto loved ur presentation

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  38. Your broccoli and carrot trees look beautiful. That is one way to get the kids to eat their veggies. Your thoran sounds like another delicious way too>)

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  39. Your photos are so cute! And this is so bright and delicious!

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  40. Cute broccoli decor, your kids are very creative! Mixed vegetable thoran is very delicious!

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