Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Purple Cabbage Stir Fry | Purple Cabbage Poriyal

Purple/red cabbage poriyal, a simple stir fry made with purple cabbage & indian spices. I'm little bit hesitant to buy any vegetables that are unknown to me or we don't prepare normally in our home.This purple cabbage is one among them, i have seen them in veggie market lot of times and i love the color but since i didn't known how it would taste, i keep avoiding them from buying. Later i browsed and read about it and many articles says that they(red and white cabbage) taste the same, both are rich in fiber and low in calories and the purple one has more antioxidant & vitamins than the white/green ones.

So last week, when i saw a small cut piece of purple cabbage, immediately i bought and tried this simple poriyal on the very next day. Apart from the color, i couldn't find any difference in  taste.Like the green/white ones, this too gives mild sweetness when sauted. Again today i prepared this along with sambar for lunch and after a hearty meal,i'm here with the post. 

Purple Cabbage Poriyal

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Purple Cabbage -11/2 cup (shredded)
Onion -1 medium size
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Grated Coconut - 1/1/2 - 2 tbsp

First grate or cut the cabbage into thin slices & cut the onion into small pieces.Heat the kadai with oil,add mustard & urad dal, let the mustard splutter, then add channa dal & roast it for 30 sec.Then add the sliced onions& curry leaves,saute till it becomes translucent.Then add the cabbage.Mix well and then add the spices(turmeric,red chili powder) & salt and give a good mix.Cover the kadai with lid and allow the cabbage to cook.Open  the lid and stir in between to avoid burning at the bottom.Once the cabbage is cooked, add the grated coconut and mix well & switch off the flame.That's it , Tasty & Simple Purple Cabbage Poriyal is ready.
  • This poriyal tastes good even without coconut too.
  • Stir in between to avoid burning at the bottom.
  • For extra flavor and spice ,add 1/2 tsp of sambar powder.
  • Sauteing onions till became translucent is important to give mild sweetness to this dish.

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