Kos Porial (Cabbage Sidedish)

I see lot of people that do not like cabbage or detest its flavor. Somehow I have started liking cabbage especially in Chinese items and this very dish that I am talking about here is my all time favorite. It is satvic in the complete sense and very fresh and delectable. Moreover, this  Kos (cabbage in tamil) Porial (a dry curry usually blanched and seasoned) is simple, kid friendly and goes with sambar/ rasam rice.


Kos Porial
Serves 2
Dry Cabbage Curry for Rice
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1. Cabbage - 1/2 Medium sized
  2. 2. Green Chili - 1 or 2
  3. 3. Salt to taste
  4. 4. Oil - 1/3 tbsp
  5. 5. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. 6. Urad dal -1/2 tsp
  7. 7. Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  8. 8. Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  9. 9. Freshly Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  1. Chop the cabbage coarsely. Cut the chilies as per its heat, slit if too hot or chop them fine.
  2. Boil water in a pan and add salt and cabbage to it; cook until tender. Strain the excess water (Use this as stock elsewhere or consume as soup).
  3. Heat oil in a tadka pan, splutter mustard seeds, roast urad dal in it until golden, fry chilies & curry leaves in it and sprinkle asafoetida.
  4. Add the blanched cabbage to the tadka and mix well. Turn off heat.
  5. Mix the grated coconut and serve warm with hot rice, dal and ghee.
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