Cabbage Poriyal

Cabbage Poriyal

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Kerala

A classic dish from Kerala – it can become a permanent part of your weekly menu


  • Medium cabbage, shredded ½
  • Sunflower oil ½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 20 to 25
  • Garlic, minced 1 tsp
  • Green chillies, slit 4
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Medium onion, thinly sliced 1
  • Fresh coconut, scraped 2 tsps + for garnishing
  • Black pepper powder ½ tsps
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal), soaked for 30 minutes 2 tbsps
  • Lemon juice ½ tbsp


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and saute till the seeds splutter.
  • Add garlic, green chillies and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Add cabbage and onion and toss. Add coconut, black pepper powder, cumin powder, salt and split Bengal gram. Mix well and cook on high heat till grams soften.
  • Turn off heat, add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coconut and serve hot.