Cauliflower Thoran / Kerala Style Stir Fried Cauliflower

Here comes my first post in this new year.. Yeah, I know I’m really late.. Thought to start this new year with a veg recipe that too an unusual one..

cauliflower thoran
I think most of you would be thinking “THORAN” with cauliflower!! Yes..

But this is a really an amazing recipe which would go well with rice and if you like with chapathi as well..

So here’s the easy recipe:


  • imageCauliflower-1 medium sized(finely chopped )
  • Coconut -1/4 cup ( grated )
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chilies-3
  • Red chilies-3
  • Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves-a small bunch
  • Onion-1 big ( finely chopped)
  • Coconut oil-2 spoon
  • Red chilly powder-1 spoon
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 spoon

How to make:

1) first of all crush the coconut, cumin seeds and green chilies well..keep it aside.. This is the key ingredient of Thoran..
2)now heat a wok, add oil and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves..

3) To this add the onion and spice powders..sauté for a while.. Add salt and stir ..
4)now add Cauliflower and mix with the rest of the ingredients.. If needed add more salt.. Stir well and cook with the lid closed..
5) occasionally stir it and cook till it becomes soft and tender..
6)when the cauliflower is done add the final ingredient Crushed coconut mix.. Stir well and cook for 4-5 mins more..

Cauliflower Thoran is done😋!!
I hope everyone will try this recipe and Njoy a new taste with cauliflower..
Njoy folks!!


  1. I love it! Definitely going to be making this xx

    1. Thank you so much Elaine dear😊

  2. Okay… So I am seeing cauliflower rice a lot these days! And I am not intrigued and interested. Your version sounds really delicious and full of amazing flavours, Nimmi! Give me that bowl now! 😀 Happy FF103! x

    1. Here is you mr big bowl dear😊!! Thank you so much dear.. I hope you will like it

  3. Cauliflower and coconut is a great combination and the thoran sounds good with the spices! Happy Fiesta Friday!

  4. Completely in love with it Nimmi! I am a big fan of cauliflower. Bookmarking this to try 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with FF 103. Hope you are having fun!!

  5. Looks so delicious !! A Must try!

  6. I can never have too many cauliflower recipes and this sounds wonderful! I will definitely be making it.

  7. Just reading this recipe I can smell the delicious aromas of this thoran. Definitely a new way to serve cauliflower I would love to try. Bookmarked it.

  8. I almost can feel the smell of all those wonderful spices! What an aromatic dish! 🙂
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  9. This is going on my must make list, too! Wow! I have never heard of it, but I know just by looking I’ll love it!

    Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday, and we’ll be sure to pin it to our Throwback Thursday Board! 🙂


    1. Thank you so much 😊!!im so happy to hear this from you..

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