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January 27, 2014


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Purple cabbage poriyal recipe
Is purple cabbage and red cabbage are the same ? I was thinking both are different. But after I googled I found some results saying both are same in nutrients, only colors are different. Usually I make poriyal always with white cabbage. This is the first time I bought purple cabbage and tried a poriyal recipe for rice. When I asked my friends to suggest me some recipes with it, all of them commonly said this cabbage tastes good only for salad. So I reserved half of it for salad and with a big question mark in my mind, I attempted this poriyal recipe with the remaining half.

To my surprise, may be because of the masala I used, it turned out super tasty and we loved it to the core. Sendhil hates cabbage(because of its smell) like anything. But he commented this cabbage poriyal is much tastier than the usual one. Even Raksha asked for more. Overall this was a hit recipe in my family. Friends, do try this recipe. I am sure you’ll also love it like us.

Purple cabbage indian recipes


PURPLE CABBAGE PORIYAL Purple/Red cabbage poriyal recipe - A very tasty accompaniment for rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 CUP = 250ml
  • Purple cabbage  OR Red cabbage - 2.5 cups
  • Fresh peas – 2 tbsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Dhania/Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies – 2 nos
  • Small onion – 2 nos
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Channa dal - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Big onion - 1 no(finely chopped)
  • Green chilli – 1 no(slit)

  • Grate cabbage or slice it thinly. Chop the big onions finely. Slit green chilli and set aside.
  • In a kadai, heat oil and temper all the ingredients given above in the same order.
  • After they splutter,add the big onions, green chilli and curry leaves. After onions turn transparent, add cabbage and fresh peas. Add salt and saute for few minutes in medium flame. After they shrink,sprinkle some water, stir well. Close the kadai with a lid and cook for sometime. Stir in whenever required.Take care cabbage should not be burnt.
purple cabbage poriyal step by step
  • In the mean time, grind the ingredients given under”to grind” without adding water. After 10 minutes, cabbage would be cooked well and soft.
  • Add this ground ingredients to the cooked cabbage and stir well for few minutes till you get a nice aroma.
purple cabbage poriyal step by step 1
  • Remove and serve.
  • U can use red cabbage in place of purple cabbage.
  • I used fresh peas just to make it colorful. Its completely optional to use.
  • U can also skip onions while sauting.
Enjoy this poriyal with sambar and rice. It tastes yummy !

Purple cabbage poriyal recipe

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Unknown said...

Nice recipe with purple cabbage!

easyfoodsmith said...

Oh my! That looks so pretty n delicious...must have tasted great too :D

Eat n Eat little More said...

I too prepare them often like my normal cabbage poriyal.. tastes equally good n is healthy too... u made it so well!

Remya said...

colourful i never tried it

Priya Anandakumar said...

Very colorful, healthy cabbage poriyal, filled with anitoxidants, lovely and simple platter....

jaya's recipes said...

You are motivating to try it?looksgood!

Merry Tummy said...

this looks amzingly lip smacking:)

Laxmipriya said...

colorful.. never tried.. my little one likes white cabbage.. if i try this, am quite afraid whether he wd stop eating the white one too.. :(

Shanthi said...

awesome color and interesting recipe....

Chitra said...

Haha,no laxmi priya.Try this.It tastes much better than white ones :)

nandoos kitchen said...

nice, colourful poriyal. Love to have it with some sambar, rice and kootu.

Unknown said...

Poriyal looks wonderful.. Healthy dish..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Purple cabbage is my favorite veggie, your dish looks so good, lovely clicks :)

Unknown said...

Lovely appealing poriyal

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Lovely poriyal, with fresh aromatic masala

Sona said...

delicious poriyal, looks yummy..

Hema said...

Very flavorful and tasty and that purple color, a sure plus..

divya said...

mmmm.....yummmm... Looks mouthwatering. Amazing clicks

Unknown said...

Hi tried this recipe ... the aroma itself was very inviting... will the same recipe taste good with white cabbage also?

Chitra said...

Yes,u can try it.Thanks for your feedback :)