Cabbage Poriyal / Stir Fry

Poriyal (tamil),Palya(Kannada)  meaning stir fried or sauteed vegetable dish.
Prepared using diced / sliced vegetables by stir frying it by tempering mustard seeds,udad dhall (de husked black lentil),dry red chillies,asafoetida,turmeric ,salt and finally garnishing it with fresh grated coconut and corriander.
Poriyal is served as a side dish with rice,sambar or rasam.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves : 2-3


3 cups finely chopped cabbage
2-3 green chillies finely chopped
7-8 curry leaves
handful of fresh peas (optional)
2 tbsp grated coconut  (frozen / fresh)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp channa dhall / bengal gram
1 tsp udad dhal /de husked black lentils
chopped corriander/cilantro
pinch of turmeric


  • In a kadai / wok,heat a little oil and add the mustard seeds,after they crackle,add the udad dhall,channa dhall and saute until the lentils turn golden brown.
  • Add the green chillies and curry leaves along with asafoetida and turmeric.
  • Now add the chopped cabbage and green peas and saute well.
  • Add the required amount of salt.
  • Lightly sprinkle water and cook by covering a lid,donot add too much as cabbage tends to get soggy.
  • Saute occassionally and cook closed until the cabbage is cooked well.
  • Garnish with grated coconut and corriander and serve with rice and sambar.


  1. I really love eating this kind of stir fry because it's really delicious and healthy to for my body. I will surely create this one for my dinner later. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Easy Stir Fry


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