Winter’s here and it’s time for warm jackets, cozy blankets, and hot soup! This Kerala style coconut soup is exactly what you need to comfort your soul on cold, gloomy nights.
The inspiration for this soup is the Kerala style vegetable stew, which is commonly had with Appam. The ingredients for both recipes are similar, but the coconut milk used for this soup is watered down heavily and keeps it light.
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When I was growing up, we lived in Calicut, Kerala for four years. I have fond memories of that place. The warm people, the food, and the beach – oh, the beach!
Today’s recipe is Carrot Thoran, a Kerala style stir fry. Thoran can be made with any finely chopped vegetable of your choice. Typically they are made of cabbage, carrots, beans or spinach leaves. The addition of grated coconut, shallots and cumin seeds elevate the flavors of this simple dish.
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