Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cabbage Dry Curry ( Palya )

Cabbage dry Curry is an easy dish and we can have them with rice, chapatis , parothas and even with bread. Now a days people prepare cabbage parata also. You can have them in chapati roll and eat it.
Cabbage is available in the market all around the year. One must take care of washing it thoroughly. Just wash and soak the whole cabbage at least two hours and then clean again to use it. So much pesticide is put on the cabbage because of worms.
I have used cabbage, chilly powder and little salt. You can create your curry by adding your type of curry powder or any other masala.
No onion or No garlic is added in this curry.
Lets see the recipe now:

Things needed :

Small Cabbage : 1
Green chillies : 1
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tea spoon
Urd Dal : 1/4 Tea spoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/4 Tea spoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves.
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 sticks.
Red chilly Powder : 2 Teaspoons
Salt : to taste
water 1/4 cup
Coconut : 1 Table spoon ( fresh and grated )
Turmeric powder : a pinch

Method : 

1. Wash and cut cabbage and green chillies in to small pieces and keep it aside.
2. Take a pan , keep it on the fire. Put oil .Heat for a few seconds .
3. Put urd dal and mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add jeera ( cumin seeds ) and curry leaves and cut green chilly.
4. Add cut cabbage stir for 2 minutes. Add green chillies and turmeric powder.
5. Mix well and cook on low flame without adding water. Add salt and mix it well.
6.Add coriander leaves and grated coconut. Shift the ready curry to a serving bowl.
7. Serve with the main dish or one of the side dish.

 Note : 

1. You can add potato instead of coconut. Cut potato in to small pieces wash and add
You can use little water to cook cabbage. Cabbage requires very less water. Frying cabbage on low flame adds to the taste. You can add garam masala//vanghibath masala/rasam/sambar powder to the curry. Taste differ. Cutting cabbage into small helps the cabbage to cook fast. Adding green chilly adds to the taste.
Time :  15 minutes.
2 to 3 servings.


  1. This is how they prepare in weddings too rite? So yummy.. I love cabbage palya this way, a little soft, a little crisp and bits of coconut, tastes delicious!

  2. All time comfort curry!! Love it!!