Cabbage stir fry| poriyal |thoran| palya
Written by Jayashree
Published on June 7, 2018

Cabbage stir fry/ poriyal/thoran / palya  is a simple yet flavourful accompaniment. It tastes good with rice and sambar or rasam.  It can also be served with chapati or roti.

Cabbage is one of the veggies that I cook on a regular basis. It is flavourful and pairs well with  both rice and  chapati. It can be easily made with a few ingredients.

Let’s know a bit of cabbage:

It is one of the widely grown vegetables in the world. It is a low calorie, fiber rich leafy vegetable. It is the store house of phyto chemicals.

Variety:

Different varieties of cabbage are cultivated such as green, purple, red, savoy, bok-choy and napha cabbage.

Benefits of using cabbage:

It helps in preventing cancer. It helps in reducing bad cholestrol. It aids in weight loss. It can be eaten both raw and cooked. It helps prevent constipation. It boosts mental functions.

Culinary usage:

It can be used both in raw and cooked form. It is versatile vegetable which eases our cooking. From salads to stir fry, it is one of the veggies that most people consume. It is one of the key ingredients in Indo- Chinese cooking. Cabbage rice is easy to prepare and  tastes awesome. One can make fried snacks and serve with tea.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 4 green chilly
  • a few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • coriander for garnishing
  • 1/2 bowl fresh coconut

Method:

  1. Cut the cabbage as finely as you can. The taste of the stir fry to an extent depends on how we cut it. Put it in water, rinse and put in a colander.
  2. Take oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, as it crackles, put bengal gram and urad dal to it. Let it get a golden colour. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and green chilly to it.
  3. Add the cabbage to it. Put salt and milk. Milk helps in avoiding the smell cabbage emits at times. Since, no onion is used here that can elevate the taste, I add a little milk. Mix it, close a lid and let cook on slow flame.
  4. Once it tender and cooked, remove the lid and let cook for sometime. Sometimes, cabbage tends to get watery.
  5. Add coconut if using and garnish with fresh coriander.

Take a tip:

  • Using of coconut is optional, I rarely use these days. Thus, you can see two pics, one with coconut and the other is plain.
  • Adding of coconut enhances the flavour and it is a typical South Indian style of cooking.
  • One can use green peas along with cabbage. Add a handful of it along with cabbage and let cook.
  • Do cut it as finely as possible.
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Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Stir Fry is a simple and tasty accompaniment for any meal. It tastes good with rice as well as chapati.

Course lunch box, lunch ideas, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 4 green chilly cut into pieces
  • few curry leaves
  • coriander for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut optional
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Shred the cabbage as finely as you can. Put it in water and keep it aside. Put in a colander.

  2. Make seasoning in a pan, add oil, put the mustard seeds, as it splutters, add bengal and urad dal. Let it turn golden, add turmeric powder, asafoetida, green chilly and curry leaves.

  3. Put the shredded cabbage into it, add salt and milk. Mix and cover with a lid. Let cook on a slow flame.

  4. Once it is cooked, add coconut and heat it.

  5. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Recipe Notes

  • Peas may be added to it.
  • Coconut may be avoided.
  • Adding of milk helps to remove the odour of cabbage that it has.

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32 Comments

  1. Shobha Keshwani

    This is one of my favourite side dish with dal chawal.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Shobha for the visit.

      Reply
  2. Renu

    Healthy and delicious…. perfectly done

    Reply
  3. Pavani

    I love cabbage in any form and this simple thoran looks just perfect for my taste. Great to serve with rice or roti.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Pavani for the visit, yes, it tastes good with both rice and roti.

      Reply
  4. poonampagar

    I often make this cabbage stir fry as a side dish with dal chawal and hot pooris. Lovely share !

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Poonam, good to know that.

      Reply
  5. Priya Suresh

    My kind of side dish, love these sort of simple and healthy stir fries. Cabbage thoran looks fabulous to have with a bowl of rice.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Priya, yes they are healthy and ideal for daily cooking.

      Reply
  6. Batter Up With Sujata

    Cabbage stir fry sounds delicious and healthy. Thanks for the easy simple quick and yummy recipe.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Sujata

      Reply
  7. mayurisjikoni

    I always enjoy a stir fried cabbage dish that is crunchy and crispy and not overcooked. This poriyali looks so good. Next cabbage dish will be this style.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Yes, you are right, I too like it a bit crunchy. But for elders, I cook it well. Thanks for the visit Mayuri

      Reply
  8. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    I love cabbage prepared this way, especially with coconut. So yumm with just rice and dal or chapatis 🙂 Lovely post!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Yes,it tastes good. We South Indians tend to use coconut a lot in cooking. Thanks for the visit Freda.

      Reply
  9. Uma Srinivas

    Cabbage palya is my favorite side dish. I make this once in a week. This will be very good with rice and chapathi.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Uma, it’s my saviour and I too end up making once a week. Thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  10. Priya Satheesh

    Feel like having with sambhar rice.. Love it 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Yes, tastes good with sambhar rice. Thanks Priya.

      Reply
  11. Meghna Chatterjee

    It’s a heart and comforting food, I always love this cabbage dish with rotis, tastes yumm…thanks for the share, it looks absolutely delish.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Meghana, glad you liked it.

      Reply
  12. theyellowdaal

    You recipe looks easy and delicious. I would definitely add coconut as that would add extra flavor for me.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Yes Avin, coconut does give a good taste to the food. Thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  13. code2cook

    In the orning when I looked at my fridge and cabbage I wanted to cook this cabbage poriyal. It is one of my favourite recipe.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Bhawana for the visit, I think I end up making once a week.

      Reply
  14. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    love cabbage in stir fry method, awesome share here Jayashree !!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sasmita, do give it a try.

      Reply
  15. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    its always cabbage pallya to the rescue, i like the way the quantity comes down as it wilts. lovely recipe.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      There are few veggies all members like at home and cabbage is one of them Seema. Thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  16. Jagruti

    I love cabbage sabji, but never tried with coconut. This Sounds so yummy.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jagruti, coconut is extensively used in South Indian dishes.

      Reply

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