CABBAGE STIR FRY
Cabbage is one vegetable that we use often in my house. The cabbage has numerous health benefits as it is rich in Vitamin C and has many antioxidants.
Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with cabbage such as :-
- Cabbage Sukke from our Konkani cuisine,
- Spinach & Cabbage Parantha from Punjab,
- Cabbage Kheer from West Bengal.
Today's recipe is for an easy to make yet tasty side dish - Cabbage Stir Fry-that goes well with rasam and hot steamed rice. I am sure you will like it when you try it out for yourselves.
- Cabbage, 500 gms or about 5 cups
- Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp
- Urad Dal, 1 and 1/2 tsp
- Chana Dal, 1 and 1/2 tsp
- Asafoetida, 1/8 tsp
- Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp
- Curry Leaves, a few
- Water, 1/4 cup
- Salt, to taste
- Oil, 1 tbsp
To Be Ground for the Masala:-
- Coconut Gratings, 1/4 cup
- Byadgi Red Chillies, 3
- Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp
- Jaggery, grated, 1 and 1/2 tsp
Wash and chop the cabbage
In a small mixer jar, grind together the coconut gratings, red chillies, cumin seeds and grated jaggery to a coarse paste without adding any water. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a thick bottomed kadhai, and on medium heat add the mustard seeds
When they splutter add the urad dal and chana dal. Saute till the dals change colour
Add the asafoetida, turmeric powder and the curry leaves and saute for a few seconds
To this add the finely chopped cabbage and salt to taste. Saute for 1 minute
Add 1/4 cup of water, mix well and cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat stirring from time to time, till the cabbage gets done
Take care not to overcook the cabbage, as it gets cooked fast. It should get cooked yet remain crunchy
Add the prepared masala paste to the cabbage and mix well
Cook for a couple of minutes so that the cabbage gets well blended with the masala
Transfer to a serving bowl
Serve Cabbage Stir Fry as a side dish with hot steamed rice and rasam
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