Varar-sri lankan cabbage,leeks and coconut

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 small cabbage,washed and chopped/shredded finely.

Leeks: 1 washed and shredded (thick white part only )

Coconut: handful of dessicated coconut

Onion: 1 small chopped finely

Green chillies:1-2 as per taste

CurryLeaves: handful and fresh.

Turmeric: a pinch

Tempering spices: 1 -1.5 teaspoon

Lemon juice

Tempering Spices: equal quantities of

Mustard seeds (brown/black)

Cumin seeds

Fennel seeds


  • Wash and chop/shred cabbage and leeks finely.You can split the leaves and then show them running water for cleaning,Then chop /shred them.
    Finely chop onions and slit chillies as well
  • Heat the oil in a pan or wok and add onion, slit green chillies and curry leaves along with a little salt. Cook till the onion is soft.
  • Add the tempering spices when they sizzle.add turmeric,the shredded cabbage and leek and stirfry till they are cook.No water addition is needed. This will take just a few minutes till the cabbage and the oniony leeks to get cooked but crunchy.Do not cook too much so that the veggies turn limpy
  • Add coconut, mix well and cook for a minute or less also adjusting salt.
  • Serve warm garnished with lemon juice.


Varar-Sri Lankan Cabbage, Leeks and Coconut, photo 1
Varar-Sri Lankan Cabbage, Leeks and Coconut, photo 2


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