Monday, October 28, 2013

South Indian style cabbage curry

Hi Readers,

Today, its time again to provide you one easy and less time consuming recipe of Cabbage. In Odisha curry is generally made with lots of spice and potato. However, down south cabbage is just stir fried with other vegetables and tampered with curry leaves, coconut. Well, this is not an authentic South Indian cabbage curry as I have skipped coconut, chana dal in it. Why I did is, I do not prefer coconut and chana dal combination. However, the flavour of curry leaves, asafoetida, red chili tamper is something that I like very much.

Since, this recipe contains less spice and oil, I try to make this instead of Odia style cabbage curry. When I went home for the first time after I started working, I had made this dish and my father and brothers liked it very much. So, lets have a look at it. Next time, I will make the Odia style cabbage curry and provide you the recipe.

Ingredients :- 
1 cabbage head shredded
2 carrot chopped 
1 green chili chopped
1 tbsp mustard and fenugreek seeds
8 to 10 curry leaves
1/4 tbsp asafoetida
1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
salt as per taste
Note:- You can use  1/2 cup soaked chana dal and 1/2 cup shredded coconut along with the dish to make it authentic south Indian. You can also add green peas or french beans. 

In the second picture I have used beans and carrots but other pictures do not have beans.

Method :-
 Heat a pan, add little oil. Add turmeric to oil. Then add green chili, carrot and cook in medium flame till carrot turns light brown. Add shredded cabbage, salt and cook till cabbage is properly cooked. This will take around 15 mins, cook in medium flame and occasionally stir so that it does not stick at the bottom. 
For Tampering - Heat a tampering vessel, add 1 tbsp oil, when oil is hot, add mustard and fenugreek seeds. When it starts to splutter add red chili, curry leaves and asafoetida. Now, add this tampering mixture to cabbage curry. 

Note :- When we add turmeric to oil and later add vegetables it will give a light yellowish colour to dish and when we add same quantity of turmeric to the vegetables instead of oil, the colour will be bright yellow. 

If you are using chana dal and coconut. Then add chana dal when you are adding cabbage to the pan. Cook it properly till both chana dal and cabbage is done. Now, add coconut to it cook for another 2 mins and remove from heat add tampering and serve hot. 

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