Friday, June 5, 2015

Cabbage - Broccoli Poriyal (Stir-fry)

This is one of my favorite quick and easy stir-fry dishes. Broccoli is a vegetable I started liking only recently as this was not a common vegetable in India when I was growing up. However, once I started trying dishes with this healthy vegetable, I started using it more and more in my dishes.  This is one such combo I tried just like that and it came out quite well. Hope you all like it too.


  • Cabbage - 1 cup (Chopped)
  • Broccoli - 1/2 cup (Grated - The trick is to grate the Broccoli so the flavor is distinct).
  • Onions - 1 medium
  • Garlic - 2 
  • G. chillies - 2
  • Mustard leaves - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Crushed Peppercorn - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Shredded coconut - 2 tbsp


  • Finely chop the onions and g.chillies. Crush the garlic and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan, season with mustard seeds and Urad dal.
  • Add asafoetida, g.chillies and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and curry leaves and fry for 2 mins until onion changes color.
  • Add the chopped cabbage and grated broccoli and stir fry for a min. 
  • Add salt, 1/4 cup water and salt and cover in low heat until the vegetables are fully cooked.
  • Increase heat and fry gently until all the water evaporates.
  • Finally add coconut and mix well. 


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