Sunday, 22 March 2020

Cabbage Senagapappu Vepudu - Andhra Cuisine

It’s a simple classic Andhra style vegetarian fry using cabbage, chana dal (bengal gram) and coconut which is quick to make.This adds a new dimension to this curry and make it protein-rich. This Andhra style veg recipe works best when you are in a rush and have to fix a quick nutrition rich meal. Senagapappu means Chana dal (Bengal gram/ Kadalai paruppu) in Telugu and vepudu means fry. It’s a super satisfying stir fry side dish to go with rice, pepper rasam and papad. Cabbage stir fry is a very common dish made at home and chana dal really compliments this dish very well. 

Related dry curry recipe links:

Spring onion Palya

Avarakkai poriyal

Raw Plantain (Vazhakkai) Stir fry

   Prep Time
Cooking time
10 mins
15 mins
2 persons

Recipe type:  Dry curry varieties

Cuisine:  South Indian cuisine

  • Cabbage – ½ kg (chopped)
  • Senagapappu(Bengal gram) -1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves –few sprigs
Grind coarsely
  • Green chillies -2 no’s
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Grated fresh coconut -1 tbsp
  • Oil -1 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 sprig
  • Hing –pinch
  • Dry red chillies -2 no’s


1. Finely chop the cabbage and set aside.

2. Wash and soak chana dal for 30 mins. Drain and keep it aside.

3. Add ½ of water in a bowl with soaked chana dal, turmeric powder and pinch of salt and cook till the dal is almost cooked.

4. Heat oil in a kadai or cooking vessel. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add curry leaves and asafoetida and mix.

5. Now add chopped cabbage, turmeric powder and salt. Finally add the ground coconut-ginger- green chili paste and cook for few minutes.
6. Serve hot and enjoy.
Serving suggestions

Sambar and rice
Rasam and Papad

1. Use very little water while cooking the cabbage. As the cabbage itself holds lot of water.

2. Do not throw away the cabbage cooked water. Curry tastes good with fresh coconut.

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