Wednesday 9 December 2009

Kossu Poriyal ( Kale Stir-fry)

In spite of my knowledge about the nutritional values of this variety of cabbage (rich in vitamin C, poorly caloric, contains a considerable amount of dietary minerals and highly rich in fibers), I have always disgraced this variety by using it as an accessory for my stews, for stuffing some meat or for using it as a wrap for my baked fish /poultry but never highlighted it as a separate dish until I was inspired by my friend Viki’s preparation HERE, (a wonderful cook who concocts incredibly delicious recipes at Viki’s Kitchen and a lovely person too); Thank you for the recipe Viki dear, we enjoyed it !!).


Method:

I followed exactly the same procedure as Viki with some minor changes:

Since the taste of this cabbage is quite strong and tastes slightly bitter, to make it more palatable, I blanched it in some hot boiling water for five minutes before cooking it. (Refresh it at once with some ice water to stop the chlorophyll and keep our beautiful vegetable green)


And remember that like for many vegetables, a short cooking helps us preserve the vitamins, increase the flavor and makes it easily digestible too. Enjoy!!!

31 comments:

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the compliments da....hi hi..eppadi sonna nan ithai printout eduthu vachi Xavier kitta kaatta vendiyathu than:) Poriyal ellarukkum pidichirunthathil romba santhosham:)
I get satisfied with this kale leaf and imagine my favorite murunga keerai while eating it with plain hot rice,( even though it cant match perfectly).
Kale leaf poriyal has turned out very lovely for you dear. Blanching technique will definitely help us all.

kitchen queen said...

nice and simple kossu poriyal.

Faiza Ali said...

Simple, and delicious recipe, dear.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very simple and tasty looking poriyal..I haven't tried this vegetable b4..I will fish for the next I go shopping dear..I'm learning something different each day from all..keeping rock in ur kitchen girl..:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Never tried this veg. looks very interesting.

Shankari said...

Beautiful blog. Try adding grated green apples to this recipe, it is just awesome!

Padma said...

Niice poriyal and good idea of blanching... will try it next time

Priya said...

Simple but yet a tempting side dish, i love anything with cabbage, yumm!

Mona said...

Looks very appetizing! Never tried this variety of cabbage. This time will look for it while grocery shopping.

Vrinda said...

Something new to me,sounds easy and yummmm,...nice shot

Sumi said...

Have seen this vegetable, but never felt like buying it.Next time when I go shopping , I will look out for this vegetable.
And also as a coincidence I have also blogged about some recipes from Viki's kitchen.

n33ma said...

I love cabbage and this is def diff with the kale.Will try soon!

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply superb..Looks so yummy too..

kothiyavunu said...

kale stir fry looks mouthwatering...
Such a yummy and healthy food!!! love to have it rite now.:)

Cham said...

Cook uncover the green with his own water, the green will never loose the color! Delicious green!

Superchef said...

love greens anytime!!

Vibaas said...

i have never thought of buying kale. this is a neat idea and thanks for the tip to avoid bitterness :)

Prathibha said...

That is a different variety of cabbage..nice stir fry dear

Tina said...

Stir fry looks delicious dear.Nice clicks tooooo.

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy & tasty stir fry

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy poriyal//delicious

Jean's Saappadu said...

Thank you to all dearies for those lovely reviews!

Viki, thank you once again and I loved eating it with plain rice too!

Shankari, that's a brilliant idea too! will keep that in mind for next time, it must be adding some sourness and texture to the poriyal!!

Cham, thank you for that tip; noted it down!!

Cheers to all!!

Latha said...

Poriyal looks yummm....nice click.

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

looks yummy!!!

Nostalgia said...

Wonderful... no words to say.. its just great. Photos is spectacular too.

Rohini said...

Marked another veggie to buy during my next grocery shopping...Never made anything at all with this, but I love the regular cabbage...So will try it out! Thanks to Viki too :)

shanthi said...

Simple and healthy. Nice click

Gulmohar said...

What a healthy way to make a stir fry..Sounds delicious :-)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Jean
Very nice dish and beautifully presented. Let me have a look at Vicky's place.
Have a nice weekend ahead

Poorna said...

hi!
recipe sounds gr8!

kind regards,
Poorna

Pavithra Srihari said...

Hee Hee ... After laughing out lot reading ur anecdotes to ur kitchen mishaps post, I am not all that keen to read ur recipe post.SO was searching for similar written up ones.Then I came across this recipe , ha ha ha read kOasu as kossu(mosquito) , omly after reading the first line realised it was cabbage. Too much illa .. enga ithulayum nakkala kalandhu vittutiyonu parthen da ... Well written one.

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