Purple Cabbage stir-fry

Day 3 of Recipe Marathon #2.

This is a simple south Indian stir-fry(palya), I made for our lunch today. I do this kind of stir-frys with brussel sprouts and green cabbage, this time I used purple or red cabbage. Simple yet delicious side dish to go with rice or rotis. One can use this for sandwichs or as topping on pizza with some cheese. 


  • Purple/Red cabbage – 1 meduim, thinly sliced


  • Oil – 1tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Rec chillis – 2 broken  or crushed


  • Cilantro/corriender leaves, coconut grated and fresh lime juice – 1 tsp each
  1. Slice or chop cabbage and wash with cold water,  drain the water.
  2. Heat oil, once hot add mustard and channdal. When dal changes colour add red chillies and add chopped cabbage.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook on meduim heat for about 5-10 mins. Make sure not to over cook the cabbage, it should still give some crunch. Adjust salt to taste.
  4. Once cabbage is done switch off heat. Squeese fresh lime juice, garnish with grated coconut and cilantro leaves.

Enjoy !                                                                                         3012683923_920ff2a272_m


I’ll be sending this to Sunshinemoms Blog for FIC-November.

Checkout the recipes of other Marathoners.

1. DK 2. Siri 3. Srivalli 4. Ranji 5. PJ 6. Curry Leaf 7. Medha 8. Priya 9. Bhawna 10. Raaji 11. Anu 12. Kamala 13. Roopa 14. Divya Kudua 15.Rekha 16.Divya M 17.Lakshmi 18.Raaga 19.Lakshmi Venkatesh 20.Sripriya
21.Viji 22.Kamalika 23.Pavani



20 Responses to “Purple Cabbage stir-fry”

  1. Bhawana Says:

    This is great isn’t. I also tried this purple cabbage taste very good.

    I too like them, they have very nice taste.

  2. Kalai Says:

    Love the purple color in the white bowl! Looks delicious! 🙂

  3. roopa Says:

    Hey thats a nice photo:) never saw much indian dishes with purple cabbage until now:)

  4. Priya Says:

    Simple n quick cabbage stir fry…delicious..

  5. Lakshmi Venkatesh Says:

    Looks delicious. Nice change for the usual white cabbage. Sunshinemom of Tongue ticklers is hosting an event for foods in purple colour this month. If you are interested pl. send it to her, she will be very happy.

    Thanks Lakshmi for the info and the link, I didn’t know about the event. Will send in the recipe for the event.

  6. CurryLeaf Says:

    Lovely entry to RM,healthy too a change from the usual white cabbage.Do send it over to SunshineMom

  7. Medhaa Says:

    love the color and very healthy too

  8. kamala Says:

    Healthy one..Grt change for a usual white cabbage

  9. raaji Says:

    I saw this a lot times in market but was afraid to buy it bcoz of its color…..

  10. n33ma Says:

    Nice Palya..beautiful color.Also liked the bell pepper curry.

  11. Divya Says:

    Stir fry with purple cabbage sounds like a great idea..!!

  12. jayasree Says:

    Hey, i have prepared the same for today’s lunch. And I see it here too. Nice presentation.

  13. sunshinemom Says:

    First time here! Thanks for participating and introducing me to your blog:) . I was wondering whether I had been too hard on myself with the color this month but you just proved me wrong!! A great vibrant color to a wonderful veggie:)

  14. Paakapriya Says:

    Hi Madhu, Tried this today. Was yummy with curd rice. Thanks for a quick and easy recipe

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