Sanoli's Kitchen: CABBAGE UPPERI

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


This recipe is slightly different from cabbage thoran. Cabbage contains vitamin A, C, B & E. It is very easilly available and inexpensive. This is a very quick and easy to make authentic cabbage stir fry recipe from Kerala, an excellent side dish with steamed rice.

1/2 Cabbage (very finely sliced)
3/4 Cup Grated Coconut (fresh/frozen)
1 Medium Sized Onion (finely sliced)
4 Pods Garlic (crushed & chopped)
4 Green Chillies (chopped)
A Pinch of Turmeric powder
10-12 Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Split Black Lentils (urad dal)
1 1/2 tbsps Coconut Oil
Salt to taste

Wash the cabbage and drain it for 15 minutes.

Heat coconut oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When it pops up, add split black lentils followed by garlic, curry leaves and onions.

Fry onions for 3 minutes, till it turns light brown. Add turmeric powder, saute for another minute.

Now add cabbage, green chillies and salt. Mix well. Cover the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Stir occasionally. Add grated coconut in it. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Serve hot with steamed rice and sambar.


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    1. Yes that I mentioned there. Thanks for leaving comment in my space.

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  3. Hi Sanoli ,

    cabbage upperi looks Awesome,

    and delicious:)

    Keep on Dear:)

  4. Hi Sanoli,

    Nice to know you, you got lovely space, will help me learn lots of south indian recipes :) ...thanks for stopping by my space...looking forward to have more recipes exchanges in future :). I have never cooked cabbage this way, new recipe for me to try....

    1. Thanks Anamika for viewing my space and leaving your valuable comment here.

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    1. Thanks a lot Julie for a prompt reply and leaving a lovely comment in my space.