>> Monday, July 20, 2009
South Indian dishes never be complete without any side dishes. I bought a very big cabbage last week. I was wondering how to complete it & to start with I decided to make this simple poriyal partially microwaved & pan frying. Especially for the busy ladies & for the people like me - takes some time to come out from the morning drozzy, this would be best menu idea. This goes good with sambar & best for puli kuzhambu.
- Finely chopped cabbage - 500 gms
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Urad dal / Channa dal - 1 tsp
- A pinch of hing
- Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
- Red chillies - 4 to 5 nos (as per ur spice level)
- Dessicated coconut - 1 tbsp
- Onion - 1 no (finely chopped)
Directions to cook :
£ Microwave the chopped cabbage with little water on high for 15 to 20 min or until tender.
£ Heat oil in the pan, add urad dal, mustard seeds, hing, red chillies & curry leaves.
£ Add the finely chopped onion & cook till raw smell goes.
£ Drain & add the cabbage & toss them till combined.
£ Finely add the coconut & cook for 3 more min.
Simple & delicious cabbage poriyal is ready to serve.