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Cabbage palya

Cabbage palya is a simple Karnataka style cabbage preparation that is served as a side dish.
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 1 small cabbage
  • ¼ cup green moong (whole moong dal)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram (urad dal)
  • 1-2 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 2-3 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp coconut grated
  • A few coriander leaves
  • ½ lemon


  • Soak the green moong for 1-2 hours. Once it is soaked, drain water and rinse well. Set aside
  • Finely cut the cabbage, discarding the thick veins
  • In a frying pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds
  • Once it splutters, add dry red chilli, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, and hing
  • Next, add ginger paste, curry leaves and green chilli. Fry for a few seconds
  • Add green moong, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well, and add very little water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes (until the moong dal is nearly done)
  • Add the shredded cabbage and mix well. Keep the flame at low and let it simmer
  • Let it cook until the cabbage and green moong is done. Keep stirring ocassionally
  • Once the cabbage is done, increase the flame and let any excess moisture dry
  • Garnish with fresh coconut, coriander leaves and squeeze in the lemon juice
  • Mix well and serve



  • Cut the cabbage as finely as you can. This is really important
  • There is no need to add any water while making this dish. A good quality cabbage will release enough moisture for cooking it. However, if your cabbage is too dry, add ¼ cup water for cooking. Once the cabbage is done, increase the flame and make sure the excess moisture is dried out. The finished dish must be dry and should not have any water content
Nutrition Facts
Cabbage palya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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