Showing posts with label Cabbage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cabbage. Show all posts

Monday, September 7, 2015

Cabbage Fry

Cabbage Fry is an easy dish and even a fresher can try this curry. This cabbage curry goes well with chapatis, pooris, roti and plain rice. We can get cabbage any time of the year. It cooks fast and one of the healthy vegetable. Any type of cabbage can be used for this Cabbage Fry.               

Lets see some benefits of eating Cabbage.
Cabbage is a leafy vegetable and it contain Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It helps to control cholesterol. It is full of fiber and good for stomach ulcer, headache, obesity, skin disorders, jaundice, eye disorders, heart diseases and constipation. Cabbage contain antioxidant quality. It also contain anti-inflammatory properties. Cabbage is a rich source of beta-caroten properties and is good for Eye Health. Cabbage contain potassium and it helps in protecting people who suffering from blood pressure. It is good for people who wants to reduce their extra weight. Good for brain and bone health. Remember that steamed cabbage is most healthiest form of eating cabbage.
No onion No Garlic used in this curry.

Lets see the reciep :

Cabbage : 2 cups
Coriander seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Channa dal + Urid dal  : 2 Tablespoons (each 1 tablespoon).
Red chilly powder : 2 Teaspoons
Green chilly : 1
Mustard sees : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera /cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : Required
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Coconut : 2 Tablespoons (optional).
Lemon : 1 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Dry roast channa dal, urid dal and coriander seeds. Dry grind them once they are cool.
2. Wash and cut cabbage into thin and keep it aside. Wash and cut green chilly.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and mustard sees. Let it splutter.
5. Add cumin/jeera and fry for 10 seconds. Add cut green chilly and curry leaves.
6. Add cut cabbage and fry nicely on low flame. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
7. Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix it well.
8.  Let all the moisture disappear from the vegetable. Add powdered spices.
9. Mix it well and fry for 10 seconds.
10.Add grated coconut and lemon extract. Add coriander leaves and mix it well.
11. Now shift the ready curry to a serving bowl.
12. Serve with the main dish as you wish to.
Note :
No need to add more oil. Do the whole process on the low flame. Do not allow it get burnt. Adding coconut is optional. You can also add ground nuts powder along with other spice.(channa dal, urid dal and coriander seeds). Adding onions or garlic is optional.You can add a tablespoon of rasam powder and a tablespoon of chutney powder (any brand) instead of home made fresh spice powder.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cabbage & Moth bean Dry Curry

Matki Kalu/Madke Kalu is one of the protein rich legume and popular in North Karnataka, Here I have used Matki Kalu, Alsande Kalu/Cow pea and Cabbage to prepare the dry curry. We in Kannada (Karnataka) call Cow pea as Alsande kalu. (legume).
I feel it is good to add some legumes with the vegetables we cook. It adds nutrition to the curry. This cabbage curry is dry curry and we can have them with chapati, poori, roti or even plain rice.
Lets see some benefits of having cabbage in our diet. 
Cabbage is loaded with powerful natural compounds. Cabbage improves our immunity. It is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. It helps and protects our cells from free radical damage and toxins. It is cholesterol free and helps in losing weight. It helps to speed up the healing. It is rich in Vitamin K and that helps in blood clotting. It is rich in folic acid and good for pregnant women. Cabbage is full of fiber and helps to prevent constipation. Eating cabbage will help to keep the digestive system in very good condition.

Please note that people who are facing thyroid problem and prostate problem must avoid eating cabbage as it hinders(makes it difficult or obstruct or slow down) absorption of iodine.

No Onion or Garlic is used in this : Cabbage & Moth bean Dry Curry".

Ingredients :

Cabbage : 1 Bowl (1/2 Cabbage of medium sized cabbage).
Moth Bean/ Matki kalu : 1/2 cup
Cow Pea : 1/2 Cup
Coconut : 1/2 Cup (fresh and grated)
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Green chilly : 2
Methi seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal: 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : a pinch
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Salt : as required.

Method :

1. Wash and cook methi seeds, cow pea and moth bean in a pressure cooker. ( 5 minutes will do).
2. Wash and cut cabbage, green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves into thin.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil. Let it get hot. Add mustard seeds, urid dal.
4. Let the mustard splutter. Add ingh, jeera, curry leaves and cut green chilly. Fry for 10 seconds.
5. Add cut cabbage and stir nicely and cook on low flame. (2 to 3 minutes). Do not add any water.
6. Now add cooked moth bean/matki kalu and cow pea/alasande kalu. (remove extra water if there is in the cooked bean).
7. Add turmeric powder, salt and mix it well. Let it cook till all the water absorb.
8. Add fresh coconut and coriander leaves and mix it nicely and shift the curry to a serving dish.
9. Serve as one of the side dish with other dishes or as you wish to.

Note :

Do not add water from the cooked beans. (If more use it as rasam or soup). Adding more chilly is optional. Adding onions and garlic is also optional. Adding coconut also optional. Adding more oil adds to the taste. You can also soak matki kalu/moth bean and cow pea/ alasande kalu for overnight and then cook. It enriches the taste. ( I did not soak it).
Time: 30 minutes
Serves : 4.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cabbage Pakoda

Cabbage Pakodas are fried and savoury food and we can have them with a cup of hot tea or coffee or with a cup of fresh juice. It can be eaten at any time of the day. Munching Cabbage Pakoda is fun when you have a book to read or watching a movie.
We can prepare this Cabbage Pakodas for the kitty party or kids party. You can serve them as starters.
Though eating oily food is not that good for the body, you must not completely ignore or avoid oil. It has its own good benefits on your body. Remember that anything is too much or goes beyond the limit is always harmful.
I have used  rice flour, a little maida and rava (medium size). Shredded cabbage, green chilly and curry leaves with little spices.
Always use the oil which is necessary for frying. (Not full pan). Try not re fry the oil since it is very bad for our heart. So better use minimum oil (or wanted quantity).  
Cabbage Pakodas do not contain any onion or garlic.

Lets see the recipe :
Ingredients :
Rice flour : 1 Cup
Maida : 1 Table spoon
Rava : 2 Table spoons (I used medium sized Rava).
Green Chilly : 2 to 3
Jeera (cumin seeds) : 1 Tea spoon
Cabbage : 1 Bowl
Salt : Required salt
Oil : 1 Cup
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
1. Wash and cut cabbage, green chilly and curry leaves in to small pieces.
2. Take a big bowl add rice, maida, rava, jeera and salt. Mix it nicely.
3. Add cut cabbage mixture.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat 2 table spoons of oil.
5. Add this hot oil to cabbage and rice flour mixture and mix it nicely.
6. Add water little by little and prepare dough. It should not be very thick or very watery.( Poori dough consistency).
7. Keep a pan and put oil and heat.  Take a handful of the prepared dough and prepare pakodas.
8. You can squeeze the dough using your fingers and leave a small ball size of dough in the oil at time.  Fry on both sides and remove from the pan. Fry on medium heat.
9. Put it on the kitchen tissue and let the extra oil absorb by the tissue.
10. Repeat the same with remaining dough. You can prepare 5 to 6 pakodas at time.
11. Serve hot pakodas with ketch up or any chutney.
12. Crispy pakodas can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea.
Note :
The dough should be thick  (like poori dough consistency) or it absorbs more oil. You can also add cut onions if you wish.( I did not ). The taste may differ. Do not add coriander leaves as it turns the pakodas soft . Adding more chilly or any other spice is optional.
Time : 20 minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Capsicum, Cabbage, Potato Dry Curry & Sandwich


Capsicum, cabbage and Potato dry curry is a simple and easy dish and it goes well with almost all the main dish. I just wanted to prepare some yummy curry and these vegetables invited me to try them. So it is for lunch we had this dry curry and in the evening I used it for preparing bread sandwiches and tikky too. They were super hit  dishes and we all loved it.

The vegetables used here are cabbage, capsicum and boiled potatoes. For the tangy taste I have used green mango gratings and the spices like chilly powder and garam masala powder. ( Added garam masala in the evening while preparing sandwich).
The bread used here is Wheat bread.  You can use any kind of bread or buns even.
Let  us some benefits of using Cabbage in our diet.
Cabbage is good for stomach ulcers, headaches, obesity, skin disorders, jaundice, eye disorders, aging and heart diseases. Cabbage is rich source of Vitamin C. and it is considered as the best source of that vital nutrient. It is one of the best antioxidant. It is very rich in fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. Cabbage contain good amount of sulphur and it helps to fight infections in wounds and reduces the severity of ulcers. Cabbage is good for bone care and it contain minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Use of cabbage in our diet helps to control blood pressure.
Capsicum, Cabbage, Potato dry curry has no onions or garlic and we can prepare this curry for festival or feast time. It can be served as one of the side dish. It goes well with curd rice.
Here is a recipe of Capsicum, Cabbage and Potato dry curry which is very easy and tasty, even the beginner also can try and enjoy having this curry.

Things Needed:

Cabbage : 1 Bowl
Capsicum : 2
Potatoes : 5 to 6 ( small ones)
Red chilly Powder : 1 Tea spoon
Ginger : 1 Table spoon( a small piece)
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Ingh : a pinch
Green Mango : 2 Table spoons (Grated)
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Salt : to taste

Method :

1.Wash and boil or pressure cook potatoes and leave it for cooling. Remove the skin and keep the potatoes aside.

2. Wash and cut cabbage, capsicum, curry leaves, coriander leaves and grate ginger and green mango.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add mustard and urid dal.

4. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add jeera, ingh and curry leaves.
 5. Add capsicum and fry 1 to 2 minutes. Add cabbage and fry on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Add grated mango.

 6. Cut boiled potatoes and mix it well. Add turmeric powder and chilly powder. Add salt.
7.Stir slowly and let it cook on low flame for 2 more minutes. Stir in between.

8. Add coriander leaves and mix it again and put off the gas. Shift the ready palya to a serving bowl.
9. Serve with any main dish you prepared.
Note : Do not over cook potatoes. Cook cabbage and capsicum on low flame. Do not add any water. You can add garam masala or any other masala to the curry to make it more spicy. Adding onions and garlic is optional.
Time : 20 minutes.
Serves : 3 

Bread Sandwich can be prepared using Capsicum , Cabbage Potato dry curry.

Things Needed :

Bread slices : 8 (according to your requirement).
Capsicum Cabbage Potato Dry curry : 1 Bowl.
Garam Masala : 1/2 Tea spoon
Ghee or Butter : 3 to 4 tea spoons
a small cup to cut bread as circle.

Method : 

1. Cut bread in circle shape and keep it aside. Mix Garam Masla to the dry curry.
2. Fill in the curry on one side. Cover the other piece of bread.
3. Heat Tava and put these bread sandwiches. Cook on both side till brown. Sprinkle ghee or butter on the top.
4. Serve with ketch up.

You can also try this
Put a ready sandwich in a  plate
Add 2 Table spoons of curd on the top. Sprinkle chat masala or chilly powder on the top. Top up with Om Pudi (thin shev) and serve.
Note : Do not add more ghee while preparing sandwiches. You can apply on the top once it is done.
Serves : 2 
Time : 10 minutes.    

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cabbage & Dil Leaves Dosa

Cabbage & Dil leaves Dosa is prepared with spicy dough: We can have them for breakfast as snack or for dinner.
The dough used for Cabbage, Dil dosa is Pathrode dough. Patrode is one of the traditional dish prepared in South Kanara ( South Karnataka or Dakshina Kannada). Colocasia (Kesu) leaves are used with this spicy dough and Pathrode is prepared. The dough is prepared using Raw Rice, little methi (Fenugrik) seeds, Tamarind, coriander seeds, red chilly etc. I have used the same dough for preparing cabbage dosa and dil leaves dosa. Since I have prepared the dough for patrode and it was little more and used it for Cabbage dosa and Dil leaves Dosa.
Lets us see some benefits of having Cabbage in our diet.
Cabbage is is used not only as vegetables it it also used for treatment for constipation, stomach ulcers, headaches, obesity, skin disorders, jaundice,arthritis, gout, eye dis orders aging. It is good for people who are suffering from Vitamin C deficiency. Cabbage is very rich in fiber and good remedy for constipation and other digestion-related problems. Cabbage is rich in sulphur and helps to fight infections in wounds. Cabbage has a good source of anti oxidants. It is good source of minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. It is good for balancing blood pressure.

Now lets see the recipe.

Things Needed : For Patrode Dough

Raw Rice : 3 Cups
Urid Dal : 1 Table spoon
Methi Seeds : 1 Tea spoon
Tamarind : 3 to 4 marble size
Jaggery : 3 to 4 Table spoons
Coriander Seeds : 3 Table spoons (or One handful)
Jeera : 2 Tea spoons
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Tea spoon
Coconut : 1 Cup
Red chilly : 8 to 10
Salt : Required
Ingh (Asafoetida) : a pinch

Method :

1. Wash and soak raw rice, urid dal and methi seeds altoget for 3 to 4 hours.
2. Grate Coconut and keep it aside. Soak tamarind in normal water for 10 minutes. (It becomes soft).
3. Now grind coconut, coriander seeds, red chilly and jeera, ingh and soaked tamarind for 2 minutes.
4. Remove water from soaked rice and grind rice along with spices. ( if you are using mixi jar divide the portion in to 2). Use water little by little while grinding.
5. Grind the dough till paste and add jaggery and salt. Grind for 2 minutes.
6. Remove the ground mixture in a big bowl.

Note :

Do not add more water while grinding. The dough may turn watery and dosa may not be tasty. Adding more or less jaggery is optional. Adding tamarind quantity also optional. (less or more). When you prepare Patrode , then only you need more tamarind. Using less tamarind is advisable. You can also add 2 to 3 table spoons of toor dal to patrode dough. It gives a different taste.

2. Cabbage Dosa

Things Needed :
Pathrode Dough :  2 ro 3 Cups
Cabbage (Cut) : 2 Cups
Oil : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Butter : 2 Table spoons
Method :
1. Wash and cut cabbage into small pieces. Keep it aside.
2. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the dosa pan.
3. Just stir the dough once and take a spoonful and spread it round like dosa.

 4. Sprinkle oil on the dosa and spread  a spoon of cut cabbage on the top of dosa.
 5. Pat and press it with the spatula so that cabbage sticks to the dough.
6. Cover and cook for 1 minute. Now turn the other side slowly and cook for 10 to 20 seconds.
7. Take out from the pan and serve with a spoon of butter on the top
8. We can do it this way too. Just mix cut cabbage to the dough.
9. Take a spoon of the batter and spread on the hot tava.
10. Cook on both sides using little oil on the top
11. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
12. You can serve Hot Cabbage dosas with Ghee instead of butter.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4

3. Dil Leaves Dosa :
Spicy Dough : 2 Cups
Dil Leaves : 1 Cup
Oil : 2 to 3 Table spoons.

Method :

1. Wash and cut dil leaves (only leaves and soft stems).
2. Add it to the Dosa batter and prepare dosa any other dosas.
3. You can spread the dough and top up with dil leaves also. ( like above said cabbage dosa).
4. Serve when they are hot with a spoon of ghee or butter.
Note: Let the batter be like idly batter. Adding more oil taste good but not good for healthy. You can add little rice flour or rava  if the batter turns watery. Just add 2 table spoons of rice flour and mix it well. But the taste differ.
Time : 30 minutes  + ( Soaking time 4 hours )
Serves : 3 to 4 .