Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spicy Cabbage Curry

Spicy Cabbage curry is a gravy - side dish. It goes very well with chapati, poori, roti, dosa and plain rice.

Lets see some benefits of using Cabbage:
Cabbage is incredibly nutritious, very low in fat and calories. Cabbage contains powerful antioxidants and help to reduce the bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Fresh cabbage is an excellent source of natural antioxidant, vitamin C, Vitamin - B 5, B -6 and Vitamin K. Cabbage contains minerals like potassium, manganese, iron an magnesium.

Here is a recipe of Spicy Cabbage Curry and we can serve them as one of the side dish. Mild spice and the taste will be liked by all age group. In this recipe I have not used garlic or onions.

Things Needed :
Cabbage : 3 Cups.(cut cabbage)
Green chilly : 3
Ginger : 1 Tea spoon (grated)
Almonds : 8 to 10
Garam Masala : 1/2 Tea spoon
Tomatoes : 2
Coriander leaves : 1/4 bunch
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Oil : 1 Tea spoon
Fresh cream :. 1 Table spoon
Lemon juice : 1 Table spoon.
Salt : Required
Water : 1 to 2 Cups



Method :
1.Wash and cut cabbage, green chilly and ginger, coriander leaves and tomatoes.

2. Pressure cook or Microwave cabbage using little water for 5 minutes.
 
3. Grind almonds, green chilly, tomatoes, coriander leaves and ginger till paste.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and jeera.
5. Fry jeera for 10 seconds. Add ground paste and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Add turmeric powder and garam masala and fry for 1 minute.
7. Add cooked cabbage and salt. Mix it well and cook for 5 minutes.
8. Add a spoon of fresh cream and mix it well again and shift the curry to a serving bowl.
 9. Add lemon juice and mix it well just before serving.
10.Serve with Chapati, roti or poori. You can serve this curry with Dosas too.

 
Note:
 
Cabbage must be cooked well so that it mixes well with spice. You can also add a spoon of butter instead of fresh cream. I have added the cream from the milk. ( From the top of just boiled milk).
You can add more chilly if you wish. Using garlic and onions is purely optional. You can also use fresh coconut while grinding. If you are using onions, fry onions and grind along with grinding masala or fry along with ground masala.
Time : 15 minutes
Servings : 4 to 5 

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