Cabbage coconut stir-fry (Poriyal)

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Cabbage lovers – you must try this dish! Simple yet tasty


Chop cabbage, boil it or steam it for 6 minutes, drain water. Alternatively chopped cabbage can be added to the other ingredients and allowed to cook instead of boiling or steaming separately.

In a sauce pan dry roast mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chili for 2 mins. Add curry leaves, onion, salt, green chili, mix them for one minute. Then add coconut and stir well for 1 minute. Add cabbage and coriander leaves – stir it and cover it with lid, let it cook for 5 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.  Serve it with brown rice.

Servings: 4-6


1 cabbage
1 whole fresh coconut – grated (if using frozen, 1 and half cup)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentil/black gram)
1 tsp chana dal (yellow split peas)
1 small onion chopped
2 finely chopped green chili
10-12 curry leaves
1/2 tsp salt
2 red dry chili
1 tsp coriander leaves (cilantro)
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