Purple Cabbage Thoran | Red Cabbage Poriyal

 

Purple Cabbage Thoran or Red Cabbage Poriyal has more vitamin and nutrients compared to regular green cabbage. They are not frequently seen it in markets. In some supermarkets, we can to see this beautiful and colorful leafy vegetable.

As my doctor advised me to take a lot of red colored vegetables, I often pick beetroots and red keerai from markets.When I get bored of red keerai and beetroots, I started using this red cabbage. As I said early, I love cabbage. So this red cabbage became my favorite.

It was little bit hard and hence, I thought that it will take more cooking time. But it has the same cooking time as regular cabbage. I made this red cabbage poriyal or purple cabbage thoran in the same way I make usual thorans. Meanwhile, I added little ginger to take out the weird flavor.

Health Benefits of Red Cabbage – Reference

    • It has more dietary fiber and low in calories. So helps in weightloss.
    • It prevents cancer.
    • It is good for eyesight.
    • It boosts immunity

 

purple cabbage thoran

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Finely chop red cabbage. Mince ginger.

Take grated coconut, cumin, shallots and red chilly in a mixer jar. Grind it to a coarse mixture.

This is the coconut masala for this poriyal or thoran.

Heat some coconut oil. Add mustard seeds, urid dhal, minced ginger, green chillies and curry leaves, one by one. Let them sputter and urid dhal turn golden brown.

Add finely chopped red cabbage or purple cabbage. Saute for two minutes. Add little salt and 1/2 cup of water.

Cover and cook in medium flame for 7 to 10 minutes or until they become soft.

Now, open the lid. Raise the flame to high and saute until all the water drains.

Lower the flame to medium and add coconut mixture. Saute in medium flame until the raw smell of coconut masala goes off.

Finally, add a dash of coconut oil and saute for 2 more minutes. We are done.

Serve this red cabbage thoran with hot steaming rice. It will be a tasty and healthy thoran.
sigappu kose poriyal

Purple Cabbage Thoran

Purple Cabbage Thoran or Red Cabbage Poriyal has more vitamin and nutrients compared to regular green cabbage. They are not frequently seen it in markets. In some supermarkets, we can to see this beautiful and colorful leafy vegetable.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 80 kcal
Author Sabari Sankari

Ingredients

  • 1/4 part Red Cabbage
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds (Kadugu)
  • 1/4 tsp Urid Dhal (Ulundhu)
  • 1/4 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds (Seerakam)
  • 1 Shallots (Chinna Vengayam)

Instructions

  1. Take grated coconut, cumin, shallots and red chilly in a mixer jar. Grind it to a coarse mixture. This is the coconut masala for this poriyal or thoran.

  2. Heat some coconut oil. Add mustard seeds, urid dhal, minced ginger, green chillies and curry leaves, one by one. Let them sputter and urid dhal turn golden brown.

  3. Add finely chopped red cabbage or purple cabbage. Saute for two minutes. Add little salt and 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook in medium flame for 7 to 10 minutes or until they become soft.

  4. Now, open the lid. Raise the flame to high and saute until all the water drains. Lower the flame to medium and add coconut mixture. Saute in medium flame until the raw smell of coconut masala goes off.

  5. Finally, add a dash of coconut oil and saute for 2 more minutes. We are done. Purple Cabbage Poriyal is ready to serve.

Serving it with rasam or curd rice will be a hitred cabbage thoran

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