Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Chana dal Cabbage Upperi

Some simple preparations are so delectable that you feel so satisfied by that simple meal. I found this combination of chana dal and cabbage along with coconut, shallots and seasoning very comforting to have with rice. Apart from being tasty, chana dal has a low glycemic index, which will keep the blood sugar level low.


1 medium size - Cabbage, shredded

1 cup - Chana dal / Kadalaparippu
1 cup - Freshly grated coconut

15 big - Shallots, diced

1 tbsp - Red chili flakes

1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
4 sprigs - Curry leaves
Coconut oil


1 ) Wash chana dal and soak in enough water for one hour. Then in little water cook chana dal till it is fully cooked, but should not get mashed up. Add salt to taste. Check dal while cooking, so that it doesn't get over cooked. Switch off stove and drain off excess water, if any and set aside. ( you can use this stock, when making any curry or use for this upperi itself if it needs any additional water )

2 ) In a big kadai / wok , heat oil, add mustard and let it pop on low heat. Add chili flakes, turmeric powder and stir for few seconds till it's fried. Add shallots and curry leaves. Stir and fry till shallots turn lightly brown in color. Add coconut, stir and fry for few seconds. Add salt to taste, then add cabbage, stir and cook till cabbage is almost fully cooked, but still retaining the crunchiness.

3 ) Add cooked chana dal and stir in well. On low flame cook covered for a few minutes. Add a little coconut oil, stir and fry for a few seconds. Switch off the stove and it's done.

Serve hot with rice or roti.

Wishing everyone a ' Happy Onam ' !


Nags said...

when i saw the title, I thought its poriyal. but the amount of chana dal is much higher! it looks delicious, will surely try very soon :)

My comfort food network said...

Lovely Upperi, and new way with chana dal and cabbage. Bookmarked!

Mallugirl said...

Onamaashamsakal!! Hope you and your family have a happy and prosperous Onam..

Priti said...

I make chaana daal sabji too but this is diff with cabbage...looks gud..will try soon

Seena said...

Onashamsakal Prave!
upperi adipoli, njangale onnum sadya kazhikkan kshanikkunnille.. :)

Anonymous said...

Simple and delicious! Beautiful click Pravs!

Chitra said...

It looks delicious pravs,,Will surely try once ..

srikars kitchen said...

looks yummy.. nice entry..

Anonymous said...

Happy Onam Pravs..this upperi is new to me.No doubt the flavour will be divine..!!