Kosu Poriyal/Cabbage Stir Fry

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Kosu Poriyal

Poriyal in Tamil cuisine is vegetables sautéed with mild seasoning and flavored with grated coconut. It serves as a side dish to a three course meal of rice with Sambar , Rasam and Curd/Yogurt.  Almost most vegetable and greens are made as Poriyal. It is a very very simple dish and nutritious too. I served this Poriyal as part of the New year meal which consisted of SambarRasam,Vazhaikkai varuval, Mangai Pachadi, Vadai, Semiya Payasam and Appalam.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Serves: 3
Level: Beginner 

  1. 2 cups finely sliced cabbage
  2. ¼ th cup cooked pasi paruppu/ split green gram
  3. 4 tablespoons grated coconut
  4. salt to taste
  1. 2 tablespoon oil
  2. ½ a teaspoon of mustard
  3. ½ a teaspoon of Ulluthamparrupu/urid dhal
  4. 2 to 3 cut green chillies
  5. few curry leaves 
  1. Heat the oil in a kadai/pan and mustard and when it splutters, add the Ulluthamparrupu/urid dhal. When it turns to a golden brown, add the green chillies, few curry leaves and then the cabbage( I grated the cabbage with a mandolin and it works great) .
  2. Add half cup of water and bring it to a boil and close the lid. Let the cabbage cook on medium heat.
  3. When cooked and all the water is absorbed add salt and cooked paruppu (the paruppu/dhal with should be almost cooked but not soft). I cooked it with a pinch of turmeric powder. 
  4. Sauté for few minutes, then add the add grated coconut. Mix well and serve with Sambar.
TIPS: I personally like the addition of the cooked paruppu, it gives an additional flavor to the poriyal. The poriyal can be made without it too.
½ a teaspoon of chill powder can be added too. A small piece of ginger can also be added to the seasoning.  


  1. I too make this porial with moong dhal. Nice picture.

  2. we had this poriyal for our lunch today..

  3. Love the color and the click..yummy poriyal

  4. Cabbage poriyal is delicious. I make it often. Beautiful click as always.

  5. Simple comforting poriyal. Nice clicks.


  6. Simple n comfort poriyal, nicely done...

  7. wow, that looks wonderful, delicious and tempting pic.

  8. awesum luking fry..loved the pic...nice one n easy to make..

  9. Looks so simple and delicious!!

  10. wonderful preparation...looks divine
    Tasty Appetite


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