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Tasty Cabbage Curry

Today Iam back with some simple curry yet tasty one, from my MIL. This vegetable is rich source of fiber. Also it is useful for the new mothers to get relief from the pain they get while feeding milk or from engorged breast. Though it has some uses, many of us hate eating this vegetable because we are left with very few methods to cook this. How ever we cook it taste the same..this is what exactly we think. But my view changed when I tasted this curry. I took this recipe from my Mil. The dal or lentil part of this recipe really makes it more tasty. But I like cabbage when it is cooked with just some popu or tadka with chapathi then rice. It serves as best side dish. But today when I went to prepare usual cabbage fry just with tadka for chapathis, I found Iam not left with any chapathi flour. Too late to know haa..;-) Then I rememberd this recipe told long back by my MIL and I cooked it only once. So I cooked this with little variations, suitable to be taken with plain white rice. For thsi all I need is..

1 Medium sized cabbage
1/2 cup or 4oz or 125ml uncooked moong dal or pessarpappu or green gram( washed)
1 Small onion or 1/2 of big onion
4 to 5 Green chillies (as per ur wish)
2 garlic cloves
1/4th or 1/2 tsp mustard seeds(adjust to ur spice)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp flat turmeric powder (or less If u want)
Hing a pich(optional) (Inguva) (obtained easily in Indian Stores)
Salt for taste
1 tbsp Vegetable oil (or as per ur taste & choice)

  1. Cut the cabbage into small pieces, and grate them to fine or in a food processor bit by bit. Wash and keep it aside to drain the water completely.( You can enlarge the picute above a see)
  2. Meanwhile, wash the moong dal in cold water several times and micro wave for 15 minutes with enough water to be cooked. Or can cook on stove directly. When I cooked in micro wave no water was left and it cooked as I desired. I.e., it should not be over cooked nor completely smashed as we cook in pressure cooker. So take care of it.(Can see in above picture) Keep it aside.
  3. Cut onion into thin slices and slits to the green chillies. Crush the garlic cloves or ito tiny pieces.
  4. Take a wide pan, heat oil. Add mustard and cumin seeds respectively. Once they are done spluttering, add green chillies, crushed garlic and hing. And fry for few seconds.
  5. Now add onions and fry till light brown in color and they should be soft. They should not be over cooked.
  6. Now add grated cabbage and turmeric powder , mix with all other ingredients and cover the pan with lid and allow it to settle down and half cooked.
  7. After it is cooked for 3 to 4 minutes, add dal or green gram along with desired salt and mix well.
  8. Cover the pan and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes, so that cabbage is cooked competely.
  9. Serve with hot plain rice, some papadams and spicy yogurt mirchis which are deep fried. Thus completes your any time meal. It was our today's meal:-)
Note: Timings mentioned above or in any recipe of mine is approximate one, not exact timing. So do take care while cooking to avoid any over cooked or under cooked dish.

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My Mom makes exactly the same cabbage curry with pesarapappu. Healthy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Hey, thanks for reminding me of it - will make it when I get cabbage next time!

Thank you Meena for great recipe.Good one!:))

Hi Meena

Saw you egg pulusu recipe on Rajani's blog. Nice recipes on your blog. I am going to add this blog to my blogroll. Cheers!

Thank You Pavani to drop by here and let'me know that ur close to thsi recipe too.Thank You Buddy:-)

Thank you Sra...Iam seeing forward to ur preparation of this recipe..hey letme know when u cook..enjoy cooking:-)

Thank You Asha...for being there again:-))

Thank You Lakshmik...I added urs to my blog roll too...U too started with good recipe.Looking forward for further more:-)

Hi Meena
Happy Pongal to u and your family.

i generally substitue moong dal with red gram for change

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