This dish has delicate flavors, lovely textures and is so easy to make!

Why you will love this sautéed cabbage. 

* Flavorful and fragrant with a hint of sweetness and a touch of heat.

* A healthy recipe that is low in calories - just perfect for the days when you want to eat something light.

* Beginner-friendly recipe - if you are new to Indian cooking, this recipe is a good place to start.

* It is a gluten-free, plant-based recipe.

* It comes together in under 30 minutes.

The simplest things in life give us so much pleasure, isn't it? This recipe is the definition of simplicity.

Use white (pale green, actually) cabbage and fresh coconut. See notes on the blog. 

The base ingredients

These lentils and spices take this simple dish to another level! See notes on the blog for more details, 

Ingredients for tempering

01 Gluten

03 Nuts

04 Soy

02 Dairy

Flour Bag

This is a allium-free, plant-based, and grain-free recipe.   

This recipe is free of these allergens: 2

What is poriyal?

Sautéed vegetables are part of everyday meals in South India.  Poriyal is a traditional dish made with vegetables and whole spices. Generally, the vegetables are chopped or shredded and then sautéed and steamed with spices and topped with freshly grated coconut. The result is a flavorful and fragrant side dish that can be served as part of a meal or as a snack.

Top tips to make the perfect Poriyal

*  It all begins with the cut! This is a quick and easy recipe and the cooking time directly depends on how finely the cabbage is.

*  Use cabbage that is fresh and tender - for faster cooking and a sweet taste.

*  For the best taste use white cabbage.

*  Do not overcook the cabbage. Overcooked cabbage will become soggy and lose its flavor and texture.

Traditionally, poriyal is served as a side with a typical South Indian meal consisting of rice, a kootu sambar, some pickle, a portion of greens and some curd (yogurt) to finish off the meal. ....and then sleep attacks 😂

Enjoy making this simple and fragrant dish for you and your family.  Happy cooking!