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Spicy Cabbage Dry Curry

By Pavani @napavani
There are some vegetables that get treated the same way ALL the time. In our household, cabbage is one of them. I usually make a dry curry with grated ginger and coconut which tastes great but after a while I got bored of cooking it. So I bookmarked this recipe from the 'India Cookbook' by Pushpesh Pant. Spicy Cabbage dry Curry This is a huge cookbook with 1000 recipes (out of which may be 500~600 are vegetarian) and since I'm borrowing it from the library, I don't have too much time to even go through the recipes in detail. Luckily there are pictures of the dishes at regular intervals in the book and I looked through them to find the dishes I want to try. Even with that I have more than 20 recipes to try and I think I can keep the book till the end of this month. I'll be happy if I can try at least half of what I bookmarked.
Coming back to this dry cabbage curry, I made this dish twice already and really loved how all the spices make the dish very flavorful. I made it couple of days ago for my in-laws and my MIL really liked it. The book says the origin of this dish is from Awadh.
Cabbage - 1 small head, cut into large pieces
Green Chilies - 2~3, slit
Ginger - 1" piece, finely grated
Dry Ginger - ½tsp
Turmeric - ¼tsp
Red chili powder - ½tsp (adjust as per taste)
Ground Coriander - ½tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Fenugreek seeds - ¼tsp
Asafoetida/ Hing - a pinch
Cilantro - 3tbsp, finely chopped
Sugar - ½tsp
Salt - to taste
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a saute pan; add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida, cook for 1 minute or until the seeds splutter. Next add green chilies, grated ginger, dry ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add cabbage, mix well and cook for a minute. Stir in turmeric, ground coriander and red chili powder. Mix well and cook covered until cabbage is cooked through, about 10~12 minutes. Serve with steamed rice.
Spicy Cabbage dry CurryLinking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: May -- Week 4'.

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