Thoran is a stir fry made with any type of vegetable and coconut in Kerala. Today’s recipe is mushroom thoran or mushroom stir fry Kerala style. This mushroom thoran is made with finely chopped mushrooms to which a paste made of coconut and shallots is added. It is then tempered with mustard and cumin seeds and curry leaves. This dish has a mild flavor and is not spicy. We loved having it with steamed rice and dal.
Mushrooms are rich in selenium and vitamin D. They are rich in anti-oxidants and also help in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Consumption of mushrooms also helps promote cardiovascular health as they are rich in potassium and vitamin C. These are few of the health benefits but there are plenty.