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.

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