Cabbage Palya/Sukki

Dunno why, but every time my hubby brings veggies home, he will make sure cabbage is not missed out ! Not that it is his favorite, but he just wants to bring one. And he simply smiles and cracks PJ’s : ‘This one came for free ! Buy carrots, get cabbage absolutely FREE!’. I get so annoyed ……. reason, there was a day when my fridge had 4 Big cabbages lined in a row! And i too made sure he gets to eat some cabbage delicacies all through the week ;-) .

My son likes this sukki/playa when it is stuffed into his chapathi. Here is the recipe to make stuffed cabbage chapati/paratha.


Cabbage is a rich source of Vitamins A, C and E, fiber, iron, calcium and potassium. Its sulphur content helps body fight bacteria and protects the cells. It contains quantities of fiber and iron, which help to keep the digestive tract and colon healthy.


  • 1 cup cabbage shredded
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tspn moong dal (optional)
  • A pinch of turmeric

To Temper:

  • 1 tspn Mustard seeds
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 green chilly


Soak Moong dal for 15-20 mins. Drain out the water and keep aside

Add oil in a pan, when hot , add mustard seeds, allow it to sputter, add slit green chilly  + curry leaves

Add onion and sauté for 2-3 mins, until it turns golden brown

Add moong dal + turmeric powder and sauté for a minute

  Now add cabbage, Cooking time should be brief, just cook until it is tender