Thursday, 18 November 2010

Swede and carrot thoran (stir fried with coconut)

I had never cooked or eaten swede, till today that is. And I'm pretty sure it will be the last in a preparation like this. I am yet to try out the swede mash, which I hear is pretty decent, but it will have to wait.

As I had mentioned in my previous post about piling things in my cart, this pack of swede and carrot diced and ready to cook, was also part of that. 
I followed the recipe for a basic thoran (South Indian preparation with coconut) replacing asparagus with the swede and carrot (approx. 250 gms each), chopped into cubes.
You can have it with roti or as a side to rice and dal.

30 comments:

Satrupa said...

The only thing I have cooked with Carrot till now is Gajar Halwa. This looks like a gr8 option !

Luv d clicks !!

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I didn't know Rutabaga is also called a Swede. Well, try to make fries(french fries) with it. It turned out great for me.

sinfullyspicy said...

I have no idea what swede it but this dish looks very colorful!

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Looks simple and delicious :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow healthy n tasty combination, luv carrots in any form

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww... snap is awesome, moer than that, serving vessel is awesome.. :) lovely presentation.. :)

Nithya said...

Lovely clicks. Looks yumm :)

Shanthi said...

Simple yet yummy
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Kairali sisters said...

I too nerve knew rutabaga is called swede too..I had to google to identify this..






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Nisha,

That looks fabulous...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Pari said...

Hi. How are you doing? long time..
Thoran is always a healthy option for veggies especially the new ones, I have personally not used this vegetable but would love to if I get hold of it.
FOODELICIOUS

Priya said...

Even i never cooked swede, its quite not that much familiar here, eventhough they are sold quite often in organic shops here...Thoran looks fabulous

Happy Cook said...

I have never had sweed too, and thoran i love but with beans or cabbage etc..

Biny Anoop said...

There was times i wud stand in front of swede...wondering how to cook it...ur recipes is recd with great thx....cos now i can add 1 more veggie on my list to tescos.
thx.
Biny

Rekha shoban said...

hi,first time to ur blog....carrot thoran looks delicious and nice click! im glad to u follow u dear!

Mary said...

I've never seen a dish like this before, but it sounds delicious. This is my first visit to your blog and I love the food you feature here. I'll be back often. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Suja Sugathan said...

Simple and delicious.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Nice thoran.. Guess I can pair it up with Rasam..

Nice prop's Nisha.. Sply the stripy one u used in ur red velvet cake :)

aipi said...

The thoran is new to me...definitely yummy looking...nice and colorful.


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Akila said...

yummy yummy recipe dear....

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious favourite way to make vegetables

Padhu said...

Beautiful pictures!! I too have no idea of what swede is .If possible post pictures next time you prepare this

M D said...

awesome! simple yet tasty thoran. would love it with sambar rice or curd rice.

PJ said...

swede is relatively new to me but the thoran looks great!

Monet said...

You are making me want to step out of my culinary box! This dish looks amazing, and it is something I'm largely unfamiliar with. Your photographs are just stunning, though. I'm drooling! Thank you for sharing, dear. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy

Ananda Rajashekar said...

have always over looked swede, thoran sounds like a great idea...love ur 2nd picture!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

It looks good, swede can be hard work to chop up so those diced bags are easier to prepare. I think it's best in big chunks in a lamb casserole and yes the mash is nice too - maybe mixed with potato since it can be a bit watery on it's own.

Medifast Coupons said...

I will have to look up a few of the ingredients to see if these are available to me, thanks for the new recipe to try.

Yummy Team said...

Never cooked with swede before, interesting thoran!! Great pics too..