Cauliflower Thoran recipe, kerala recipe, cauliflower with coconut recipee

Cauliflower Thoran (Cauliflower with coconut, Kerala Style)

Cauliflower Thoran

When my mother in law first served this dish to me and asked me to guess what it was? I really didn’t have an idea. I felt know this vegetable, but it’s not cabbage even though it looks like it. I tasted and tasted and finally I told it was cauliflower. Here we get cauliflower plenty. I am a lover of nadan dishes. So decided to make cauliflower in nadan style. Thanks Ammachi (my mother in law) for serving me the dish so that I have an addition to my recipe list.

Cauliflower Thoran Recipe


  • Cauliflower – 250g ( 2 small)
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Small onion – 4
  • Green Chilli – 3-4
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Oil
  • Salt


  1. Gently grate cauliflower and keep it ready.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and crackle mustard seeds.
  3. Add cumin seeds, sliced small onions and curry leaves.
  4. Once onion becomes soft add green chilli and ginger garlic paste. Cook for 2-3 min.
  5. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. Add grated cauliflower and ¼ cup of water and cook with the pan covered for 5-6 min.
  7. Add grated coconut and cook for 2-3 min or till water dries up and cauliflower is cooked. Serve hot.






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