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Cabbage Green Plantain Poriyal

this quick vegetable side dish is a perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6


  • 2 green plantains diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile powder cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups green cabbage diced
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 pinch asoefetida
  • 2 teaspoons urad dal split black lentils
  • 1 teaspoon channa dal yellow split peas
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chile
  • 2 green chiles split
  • 3 tablespoons frozen grated coconut defrosted (or freshly grated coconut)


  • Toss the green plantains with the chile powder, turmeric, water and salt. Leave to sit for 15 minutes.
  • I a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil.
  • Add mustard seed. After they start to pop, add asoefetida, curry leaves, red chile, urad dal and channa dal. Fry for 1 minute until the dal starts to change color.
  • Add plantains and stir fry for 5 minutes, until plantains are cooked through.
  • Add cabbage and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Add coconut and salt, to taste. Stir to combine and stir fry for another 1/2 minute.
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