cabbage upkari

cabbage stir-fry

There are 2 types of Konkani stir-fries. One is ‘upkari’ and the other is ‘taLasaNi’.Coconut is added to upkari and also some water is added to it while cooking. On the other hand, taLasaNi is more spicy, is cooked on very low flame with more oil and no coconut is added. Upkari is typically a very common item in everyday meals. cabbage


  • Shredded cabbage - 2.5 cups
  • Grated coconut - half cup
  • Green chillies / Red chillies - 2 to 3
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • Corainder leaves - few
  • Mustard
  • Jeera (optional)
  • Turmeric (optional)
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • In a kadai heat some oil and add mustard, jeera, green chillies and curry leaves in that order.
  • Now add the shredded cabbage, salt, turmeric and fry for sometime.
  • Add some water and cover it with a lid.
  • When it is more than half-cooked, add the grated coconut and cover the lid again till it completely cooks.

Serve with rice and curry or chapatis.

Preparation time: 30 minutes