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Cabbage Mezhukkupuratti / Cabbage Stir fry

Cabbage Mezhukkupuratti is a simple dish with hardly any spices. Mezhukkupuratti is a typical Palakkad Brahmin or Kerala type stir fry curry which is prepared by steaming the vegetables and then stir fried in coconut oil.

So today, i thought why not try it by myself. And it came out really well and tasted just like the way my mom prepares it. I simply love this curry with rice and ghee (Neychoru – as they say it in Kerala and my personal favorite) and i also like it with sambar rice or curd rice.

It could be also had as a dry curry for Chapati or roti.

Cabbage Mezhukkupuratty

Cuisine: Indian                 Recipe Category: Kerala / Palakkad Curry varieties
Prep Time:  10 mins          Cook Time: 15 mins                             Serves: 3

Cabbage – 1 (approx 250 gms)
Green chillies – 4
Ginger – 1 tsp
Coconut oil – 5 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt – to taste


  1. Remove the outer leaves, wash and slice the cabbage and keep aside.
  2. In a large pan, put the sliced cabbage, sprinkle a little water and add salt. Allow it to cook in a low flame.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add green chillies, ginger and stir fry.
  4. Add the cooked cabbage, turmeric powder and mix well. Let it cook in a medium flame, so that the water in the cabbage gets evaporated.
  5. Now add the curry leaves and mix well.Remove from flame.
  6. Serve with rice or roti.


  • You can add grated coconut to the cabbage just before adding curry leaves. It enhances the flavor.
  • See to it that the cabbage gets stir fried and not charred at the bottom of the kadai.
  • You can also add chopped onions as well to make the cabbage mezhukkupuratti. But Brahmins refrain from adding onions to every dish.


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