Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cabbage curry with mustard seeds powder

Cabbage is considered as one of the best foods - it has less calories, more nutrients and is easy to cook. Mustard seeds powder adds a little zing to the curry. Here is a quick and easy recipe.

1/2 a head of medium sized cabbage - chopped
1 big onion - finely chopped
2 dried red chillies - broken into pieces
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp each of cumin seeds, turmeric
2 garlic cloves - minced
4 curry leaves
3 green chillies - slit lengthwise
2 tbsp tamarind extract
salt to taste
1/4 tsp of garam masala powder
1 1/2 tsp of mustard seed powder (dry roast, let cool and make powder)
1 tbsp oil

Heat oil in a saucepan, add seasoning of dried red chillies, urad dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves. Add onion & garlic, saute until the onions become soft. Add chopped cabbage, green chillies, salt, turmeric - mix and cook uncovered, for approx. 10-12 minutes - cabbage should be slightly crisp and not completely softened. At this point add garam masala powder, tamarind extract, saute for a couple of minutes until the liquid evaporates, turn the stove off. Add mustard seed powder, mix well. This curry is good with rice.

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