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Feb 26, 2011

Cabbage Poriyal / Cabbage Stir Fry

Poriyal is a side dish made using any vegetable and traditionally served along with rice. But it can also be served with chapathi/dosa and sometimes u can this for ur sandwich filling. This Cabbage stir fry or poriyal is a simple & delicious side dish that can be made in a jiffy. Cabbage  is rich in fiber content and its good to include it in ur meal daily or often. This is a low calorie stir fry with more nutritional benefits. I like to add turmeric to all my cooking, since turmeric has lots n lots of health benefits, healing properties and much more values. So try to include this spice in most of ur cooking. Now off to the recipe..

  1. Cabbage        1/4 kg(chopped)
  2. Onion      1 medium size (chopped)
  3. Green chillies    3-4no.s (half slit open each)
  4. Curry leaves        few
  5. Corinader leaves     few(chopped)
  6. Coconut                  2 tbsp (shredded)
  7. Turmeric Powder   1/4 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds       1/2 tsp
  9. Chana dal    1tbsp
  10. Urad dal      1/2 tbsp
  11. Oil    2 tsp
  12. Salt    as needed

How to chop cabbage thinly? As per the reader's request the below pics help you to chop cabbage thinly fine pieces..

  • Heat oil in a kadai,add mustard seeds when it pop add chana dal n urad dal fry golden brown. 
  • Add chopped onions, curry leaves and green chilies, saute till onion get light translucent.

  • Now add chopped cabbage, turmeric powder and enough salt, mix well. 
  • Sprinkle little water, close it with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes. 

  • Open the lid and stir well, cook in medium heat keep stirring till cabbage get soft and cooked. 
  • At last add few chopped coriander leaves and shredded coconut stir well and remove from the stove. 
  • That's it...Cabbage Poriyal /Stir Fry ready.

Cabbage and carrots should not be over cooked, if so it will  loose its nutritional contents.
So remove form the stove when it is 90% done.
Instead of green chilies u can also add red chillies or chilli powder.
But i like green chilies :)


  1. good one sangeetha ! this veggies is a negative calorie veggies i generally prefer more :)

  2. Plz tell me how to cut cabbage in small and long way as it is in ur pitcher cause when ever I do it come bigger size so plz help me

    1. sorry for the delayed reply, i have shared few pictures above to show you clearly on cutting cabbage thinly. Hope this helps!


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