Saturday 10 September 2016

Purple Cabbage Poriyal / Purple Cabbage Stir fry - South Indian Style

Purple Cabbage is a low calorie vegetable but with good amount of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals.  It's a boon for weight watchers because of its low calorie content.  It's also high in antioxidant level than the normal cabbage.

The deep colour in purple cabbage indicates a richer supply of anthocyanins, which can help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and many other diseases.

Despite, its health benefits, it's not a common day-to-day vegetable though to an extent used in salads.

Purple Cabbage Poriyal is a successful attempt to include it in our routine diet to reap its benefits for a healthy living and it became an instant hit in our family!

Here's the recipe to try it out in your homes for its benefits.

15 min
35 mins
Recipe for Purple Cabbage Stir fry
Recipe type: Accompaniment 
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 2 to 3 (approximately)

Purple cabbage - 2 cups ( shredded / finely chopped)
Onion - 1 ( finely chopped)
Green Chilli - 2

Ginger - 1 tsp(grated)
Red chilli powder - ¼ tsp(optional)
Grated coconut - ¼ cup

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Urad Dhal - ½ tsp

Cumin seeds -  ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt - to taste


Grate and chop the cabbage into bite size pieces; keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai; add all the ingredients under "For seasoning" one by one.

After it crackles, add chopped onion, grated ginger and green chilli. Fry till onion becomes translucent.

 Now add chopped cabbage, salt, red chilli powder and water (just sprinkle). Give it a mix.

Close the pan with a lid and cook in medium flame till the cabbage becomes soft and water dries up.

Sprinkle grated coconut and give it a thorough mix; switch off the gas.

Colourful & nutritious Purple Cabbage poriyal is ready to eat.


Adjust the spice level to suit your taste buds.

1 comment:

  1. Healthy and easy to follow recipe !!! plz visit my blog too and share your valuable comments. Thank you.


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