Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cabbage Curry

That's the lunch I am currently enjoying at my desk - cabbage with lentils, and it's all spiced up!  It's a great combination, health wise and taste wise.  Make a bowl for yourself, and eat warm with bread, rice, or as -is:

Cabbage with Lentils

1 tsp oil
a pinch of mustard seeds
4 curry leaves (optional)
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
Lentils (chana dal - split yellow gram), pre-soaked for an hour or so
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 bowl shredded red onion
1 green chilli, slit or finely chopped
salt to taste
chopped fresh cilantro to garnish


Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds; when these sputter, add the curry leaves.  Stir for 10 seconds.  Next, add the onion and garlic, saute until pinkish brown.  Add the green chilli, saute.  Add the cabbage, salt and soaked lentils, and simmer covered, until cooked (stir and check in between!).  Garnish and enjoy!

Variations: Add greens, potatoes/yams, peas and carrots, peppers and broccoli, use your imagination for easy peasy healthy!  For extra flavor, add curry powder.


1 comment:

  1. I read this post a couple days excited and got me a cabbage!
    But I haven't got to making it yet...My original intentions were to make every dish that you have posted on this blog. Lets see..Hopefully I get to making this one..Looks easy enough :)