Drumstick / Muringakka Thoran

An easy dry side dish with drumstick you can have with rice. It contains high level of vitamin C which boosts immunity. This is highly beneficial for curing many ailments. Overall drumstick has lot of excellent health benefits. Ingredients Drumstick  – 5 Chili powder – ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon Grated Coconut –…

Banana Blossom / Vazhakoombu Thoran

Almost every part of the banana tree is useful in one or other way. This banana bud is very healthy and nutritious. It is loaded with fibre, protein,calcium, iron etc. As it is a rich source of magnesium it acts as an antidepressant. Manages diabetes and anemia. All banana buds are not edible, if you…

Kidney Beans / Rajma Thoran

As everybody knows, Kidney beans are very nutritious and delicious. It has a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber in it. Usually we prepare dishes like Rajma Masala, rajma chawal with rajma. This is a simple, dry side dish you can serve with rice. So next time try this healthy vegetarian side dish for your meals. Ingredients Red kidney beans / Rajma…

Red gram / Vanpayar Thoran

It is a nutritious and quick vegetarian side dish. This protein rich dish always served with rice or rice gruel (kanji). It is easy to prepare, time is required only for soaking. It is also called cowpea and it is one of the most important food legume. Ingredients Red gram – 1 cup Coconut – 1/2…

Mushroom / Koon Thoran

Mushrooms have been considered as a source of powerful nutrients. They are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free yet they provide important nutrients, including selenium, potassium,vitamin D and more.Mushrooms are naturally gluten free, and make a delicious and nutritious addition to a gluten-free diet.They have important roles in stimulating immunity and maintaining heart health. This Mushroom…

Muringayila Thoran / Drumstick Leaves Thoran

I have already shared in my  Drumstick Leaves Curry  post about the health benefits of these leaves. This highly nutritious leaves  can be used to make side dish for rice. This thoran and moru curry (seasoned buttermilk) is a great combination with rice. Other than separating the leaves from its stalks, this dish is very…

Papaya / Omakka Thoran

Raw papaya holds a number of amazing health benefits. Packed with  vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. Raw papaya is also a rich source of magnesium, potassium and vitamins.Raw papaya contains a lot more active enzymes than the ripe fruit. It helps you to lose weight, improves digestion,prevents vitamin deficiency and helps beat diabetes.This thoran I have…

Onion Stir Fry / Ulli Thoran

When your kitchen cabinet is out of veggies, you can try this easy and different side dish for rice. The main ingredient is onion only, alternatively you can use shallots also. Ingredients Shallots – 15 / Onion – 2 Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon Red chilly powder – 3/4 teaspoon…