March 11, 2016

Cabbage poriyal recipe - Cabbage sabzi recipe

cabbage poriyal in a serving plate
Cabbage poriyal recipe - Cabbage poriyal is a simple and easy side dish prepared with cabbage. It is usually served with roti, chapathi and rice with curry. Sometimes when I am confused thinking what to cook for side dish, suddenly poriyal flashes in my mind. Cabbage is definitely not a favorite vegetable in my house. But when it is made in a proper way by using fresh coconut, it becomes a tasty dish. Cabbage is a humble vegetable which is available throughout the year. I always store at least half a kilo of cabbage in my fridge to use it when required. Coconut is abundantly used in South Indian cuisine. Especially, fresh coconut adds extra taste to the poriyal and without coconut, it doesn't taste well. Here is easy and quick poriyal recipe.

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Cabbage Poriyal 
cabbage poriyal is ready to serve
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Recipe Type  Side Dish
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 2 tbsp oil or as required
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp split black grams / urad dal
  • 3 - 4 green chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida / hing
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 1 tsp salt or as required
  1. Separate the cabbage leaves and wash them under running water thoroughly.
  2. Chop thinly and set aside.
  3. Place a pan on medium flame and heat oil in it.
  4. Reduce the flame to low and add the mustard seeds. Allow them to splutter.
  5. Then add  cumin seeds and split black grams.
  6. Saute till the split black gram turns light golden brown.
  7. Add the chopped green chillies and fry for a while.
  8. Add the curry leaves and asafoetida. Fry for a while.
  9. Add the cabbage.
  10. Sprinkle the turmeric powder on it. Add salt. Stir well. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water if required.
  11. Cover the pan with lid and cook on a low flame for 12 - 15 minutes.
  12. Stir in between to prevent it from burning.
  13. Once the cabbage become soft, add the fresh coconut and mix well.
  14. Serve the cabbage poriyal hot with rotis and sambar rice.
Cabbage poriyal - step by step pictures

1.  Ingredients for the tempering.
ingredients for the tempering to make poriyal
2.  Heat oil in pan. Add the mustard seeds to it. When they splutter, add the cumin seeds. Saute for a while. Add  the split black grams.
3.  Fry till the black grams become aromatic and light golden brown.
4.  Add the chopped green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida one by one.
add the curry leaves, hing, green chillies
5.  Fry  for 30 seconds.
make tempering to make cabbage poriyal
6.  Add the chopped cabbage. Stir to combine.
stir to combine ingredients
7.  Add the turmeric powder and salt.
add cabbage and turmeric powder
8.  Stir to combine. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water if required.
 9.  Cook covered on low flame for 12 - 15 minutes. Stir in between.
 10.  Open the lid and check. Cook cabbage till soft.
cook cabbage until soft
11.  Add fresh coconut. Mix well till the cabbages and coconut combine well.
add coconut
12.  Cabbage poriyal is ready to serve.
cabbage poriyal is ready to serve


  1. nicely done ..very nice healthy cabbage sabzi...

    1. Thanks Nalini Somayaji,its very healthy

  2. Simple yummy poriyal

  3. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Very delicious and healthy dish. Thanks for sharing


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