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Cabbage Poriyal with Coconut

Cabbage Poriyal with Coconut is a traditional Indian stir fry made shredded cabbage that is sauteed in oil with turmeric and urad lentil. It is usually served with rice, dal and rotis.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil/avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons urad dal skinned back gram
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon Diaspora turmeric powder
  • 8 fresh curry leaves
  • 3 Diaspora dried red chillies
  • 1 head or 8 ounces cabbage chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh shredded coconut
  • Yellow dal, to serve (optional)
  • Steamed rice, to serve (optional)
  • Rotis, to serve (optional)


  • In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add urad dal, mustard seeds and toast until urad dal is lightly browned.
  • Add asafetida, turmeric and saute for 15 seconds. Then add curry leaves, red chillies and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add cabbage, kosher salt and using tongs to mix until all the cabbage is coated in the turmeric. Then add ⅓ cup of cover, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Sprinkle coconut, garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.