Matanga is a South Indian name for Pumpkin. And any vegetable that is stir fried along with grated coconut is called “Thoran” in Kerala. So that makes “Matanga Thoran” more or, less a Keralite dish.
Thoran is an authentic traditional side dish normally served along with Steamed rice. Since this dish that we are talking about today is made of Pumpkin, it has a mild sweet and salt taste. It is hence that the curry that you are serving along with rice, has to be a little spicy and that will make the combination of rice, curry and Mathanga thoran a simply irresistible one.
I love this Thoran, primarily because of the grated coconut used in it. It gives a nice taste to the dish. And since this one is a little easy to make, this makes a quick side dish for meals, especially for those days when you are really confused on what to make.
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