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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rava -Cabbage Rotti

Rava/Semolina Cabbage Rotti is good to have for breakfast or for dinner. Rava / Semolina is filled with carbohydrates and gives energy. It is slow in digesting so that you do not feel hungry for a long time. It is good for breakfast because it provides energy for the whole day since morning breakfast should be solid and filling one must remember.

I have used Chiroti/Thin variety of Rava/Semolina, onions and cabbage. Added some red chilly powder for the spicy taste. It is always better to use some vegetables while preparing these rotti because vegetable helps to ease the digest food easily.

Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Chiroti Rava/Semolina : 2 Cups
Curd/Yogurt : 1 Cup
Cabbage : 1 Bowl
Onions : 2 (Medium size)
Curry leaves : 10 to 12 leaves
Coriander leaves : 3 to 4 Tablespoons. (One handful)
Red chilly powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Water : Required water
Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut cabbage into thin pieces and keep it aside.
2. Remove the outer layer of onions and wash it. Cut into small pieces.
3. Wash coriander leaves and curry leaves. Cut into small pieces.
4. Now take a big bowl and put cut ingredients and semolina. Add red chilly powder.
5. Add required salt and curd. Add required water and mix it well. (Consistency should be like idli dough.

6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle little water and clean the tava with tissue or clean towel.
7. Now sprinkle oil on the tava and reduce the flame. (Let it be low).
8. Take a handful of dough and spread it on the tava. (In a circle shape).
9. Sprinkle little oil on the top, cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. (On medium flame).

10. Turn the other side and cook for a minute. (Let it cook nicely).
11.  Hot " Rava -Cabbage rotti  "is ready to serve.

12. Serve with the side dish of your choice. We had it with fresh ghee and chutney powder.

Note :

Take care while adding water. Dough should not be too watery. Use of medium size rava is optional.
Use of any vegetables or leaves is optional. Use of green chilly instead of red chilly powder is optional. Use of butter instead of oil is optional. Use of  coconut is optional. ( I have not used coconut here). Use of curd is optional. Use of more onions are optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cabbage - Whole Moong -Moth Bean Curry

Cabbage - whole moong - Moth Bean/Madake Kaalu curry is a gravy dish. It goes well with almost all the main dishes.

have used Whole Moong, toor dal and cabbage. The combination of whole moong and cabbage mixes well and gives a good aroma. Toor dal helps to bind the curry nicely. Eating pulses during winter is one of the good healthy habits. Pulses helps to keep your body strong and war,
Let us see some health benefits of eating  " Cabbage " in our diet.
Cabbage is rich source of Vitamin C and good antioxidants and helps to reduces free radicals in our body. It is also good for treating ulcers, depression, immune system boosting. Cabbage has good amount of fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. Cabbage contain good amount of sulfur and it helps to fight against infections and wounds. It contain anti-inflammatory properties and eating cabbage helps in reducing the inflammation irritation, allergies, joint pain and some skin disorders. Cabbage reduces the high blood pressure and promotes good eye health.
No Onions OR No Garlic is used in this "Cabbage -Whole Moong Curry". It is simple and easy. It is healthy and suits to all age group. Goes well with almost all the main dishes.
Let us see the recipe Now :

To Cook :

Whole Moong/Hesaru Kaalu : 1 Cup
Moth Bean/Madake Kaalu : 1/2 Cup
Toor Dal : 1 Handful
Cabbage : 1 Bowl (1/2 of medium size cabbage)
Capsicum : 1
To Grind :
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Tamarind pulp : 1 Tablespoon
Rasam Powder : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Seasoning : And Adding .
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong and moth bean for 5 to 6 hours or over night.
2. Wash and pressure cook, moth bean, whole moong and toor dal for 8 to 10 minutes.
3. Wash and cut cabbage and capsicum into thin pieces.

4. Rinse tamarind ( a small marble size) and soak in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp. Keep the pulp aside.
5. Grate coconut and grind it with 1/2 teaspoon of jeera, tamarind pulp and rasam powder.

6. Use required water to grind and remove the ground mixture from the mixi jar.

7. Keep a big pan on the fire and put cut cabbage and capsicum.
8. Let it cook till soft. Add required water. (Around 3 to 4 minutes). Add cooked pulses.

9. Add required salt, a pinch of turmeric powder. Add ground coconut mixture.
10. Mix it nicely and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

11. Shift the ready curry to a serving bowl.
12. Prepare seasoning with a teaspoon of oil, mustard seeds, ingh/Asafoetida and curry leaves.
13. Add the ready seasoning and cut coriander leaves.
14. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Soaking pulses (whole moong + moth bean) helps to cook the pods nicely and quickly. You can cook cabbage and capsicum separately and then add it to the cooked pulses mixture. It saves the time. Adding any brand of rasam powder is optional. I have used " MTR Rasam Powder " since it suits to Udupi style curry. Adding garlic/onion is optional. Adding a tablespoon of ghee to the curry just before serving adds to the taste. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of jeera helps to easy digestion. Use of home made rasam is the best.
Dry fry /or use very little oil.
Fry 1/4 Teaspoon of methi seeds and let it turn slightly golden brown. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of coriander seeds, 4 to 5 red chilly (byadagi menasu), and fry till coriander seeds turn slightly brown.
Put off the fire and then add jeera and mix it nicely and allow it to cool. Then grind it with coconut. It adds fresh aroma to the curry.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cabbage - Tomato Dal

Cabbage - Tomato Dal is a gravy dish. Dal is nice to have with almost all the main dishes. This is an easy and simple dish and all age group of people can njoy having this cabbage - tomato dal.

I have used tomatoes, cabbage and Moong dal.
Let us see some benefits of having " Garam Masala in our diet ".
Garam Masala is mixed spice powder. Coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom, clove, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, pepper pods, nutmeg and other spices are roasted slowly and then ground together to prepare home made garam masala powder.
Garam Masala helps to fight disease and build immunity. It helps to relieve pain and inflammation.
It slow down the aging process. It helps to lose weight. Garam Masala helps the food to digest easily and keep our body warm. It helps to lower the blood sugar level and detoxify the body. They also hep the bad breath away.
Let us see the recipe Now :
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this "Cabbage - Tomato Dal".

Ingredients :

Moong dal/Toor dal  : 1/2 Cup
Cabbage : 2 Cups
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Tomatoes : 2 to 3
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Ghee : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Dry ginger powder : 1/4 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon


1. Wash and cut cabbage into small pieces. Wash and remove the seeds and cut tomatoes.
2. Wash and cut green chilly.

3. Wash and cook moong/toor dal in a pressure cooker and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and jeera.
5. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and cut green chilly.
6. Add cut cabbage and fry it for a minute. Now add cut tomatoes and mix it well.

7. Add turmeric powder and a glass of water. Let the cabbage and tomato cook nicely till soft.

8. Add cooked moong dal and mix it well. Add salt and let it boil for a minute.

9. Add garam masala and rasam powder and mix it well and water if required.

10. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

11.Shift the curry to a serving dish. Add ghee and coriander leaves.
12. Serve it with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Pressure cooking the dal mixes well with cabbage and tomatoes. Adding any spice of your choice is optional. Adding more/less spice and oil is optional. Adding ghee is optional. Adding onions and garlic to the curry is optional.
Time : 25 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cabbage Spicy Idli

Cabbage Spicy Idli is one of the special dish of Udupi people. It can be eaten/served for breakfast/snack or even for dinner.

We (being an Udupian) do prepare and stick to most of the traditional dishes very often. It does not mean we do not eat chats or North Indian dishes. But it is minimum I can say. Garam masala does not suit that hot weather and it dries out your body moisture. Garam Masala spices are strong and it dries out all the moisture in the body. You should either drink lots of water or use Kasori/Kachcha methi in your cooking to to retain the body moisture. May be people of yesteryears knew and ate what suits to their body according to that place they belong to.
What ever it is it has become a fashion and habit to have all the fast food eatables, even the kid fall as prey to this habit.
Coming back to "Cabbage Spicy Idli", it is prepared using Patrode dough". Patrode is one of the traditonal famous and lovable dish of South Canara and Malenadu people. Naturally it helps to keep our body warm during the rainy season. I had some patrode dough remaining in my fridge and made use of preparing " Cabbage Spicy Idli".
Patrode dough is a mixture of raw rice, coriander seeds, jeera/cumin seeds, red byadagi chilly, ingh/asafoetida, jaggey and tamarind.
Lets see some benefits of eating Tamarind in our diet.
Tamarind contain essential and beneficial chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.
It helps to reduce the bad cholesterol. It contain tartaric acid which gives sour taste to food and it contain antioxidant property which helps and protect our body away from harmful radicals. Tamarind is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium helps to control the heart rate and blood pressure and iron is essential for red blood cell production. It is rich in Vitamins like Vitamin A, folic acid, Vitamin C. It also help to reduce inflammation in the body and improve eye health. Tamarind helps to boost respiratory health and good skin conditions. Improve the digestive system and relieve pain. It helps to improve our immune system.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Patrode dough : 2 Cups
Cabbage : 2 Cups
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Method :
1. Wash and cut cabbage into very thin pieces.

2. Put Patode Dough in a big bowl. Add cut cabbage and mix it well.

3. Greece idli plates with a spoon of oil.
4. Keep pressure cooker/idli cooker on the stove and put some water at the bottom. Let it heat.
5. Put a spoon of cabbage dough mixture in each place of a idli plate.
6. Arrange them and keep it in the idli/pressure cooker. Close the lid and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.

7. Open the lid and check whether Cabbage Spicy idli is well cooked by inserting a spoon edge.
8. Shift the idli to a serving bowl and serve with butter/Ghee and jaggery/chutney.

 Note : 

The mixture will not stick to the spoon edge if it is well cooked. (or you need to cook again).
 Adjust the sweet and chilly according to your wish.
Adding more/less jaggery is optional. Cut cabbage into small/very tiny pieces so that it cooks faster.
Do not put weight if you are using pressure cooker.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5  

Patrode Dough Recipe : ( for cabbage spicy idli).

Things Needed :
Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Methi/Fenugrik seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid Dal : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Red chilly : 4 to 5
Tamarind : 1 Marble size
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh / Asafoetida : A pinch
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Method :
Wash and soak rice, urid dal and methi seeds together for at least 2 hours. Grate coconut and grind rice, spices(coriander seeds, jeera, ingh, turmeric powder and tamarind all together), till a paste. Add jaggery and salt. Add only riqured water. (Idly dough consistency). Remove from the mixi jar. Your Cabbage Spicy Idli dough is ready to prepare cabbage idli. You can also use this dough to prepare big brinjal roast, capsicum rotti etc.
Note : You can use medium size rava instead of using raw rice. (Roast rava nicely and add it to the ground mixture. (Need to grind all the spices and coconut). You can also use Rice Rava instead of grinding rice.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cabbage Pakoda (Cabbage Fritters)

Crave for Munching some fried things is more during winter and rainy season. Cold season has already started and the chill weather's wings spread every where and the craving of oily fried dishes are already started. This time it is Cabbage Pakoda/ fritters. Hot pakoda/fritters are always welcome with a cup of coffee or Tea. (chai)
I have used cabbage gratings instead of onions. Also used some spices which are available in the kitchen store. Not much of ingredients are needed any ways. Oil to fry, besan and rice flour, cut cabbage and some spices to increase the taste. So the pakodas are ready to serve.
Lets see some benefits of using cooking oil in our daily diet.
There are different varieties of cooking oil available in the market. Ground oil, Sun flower oil, corn oil, Olive oil etc etc.
Ground Oil. It is high content of mono and polyunsaturated fats. These help in lowering LDL " (bad cholesterol). It is a good source of Vitamin E and it acts as an anti oxidant by protecting the skin from acne or scars.
Sun flower Oil is considered healthy oil because of its poly unsaturated fat content. The presence of Omega -6 and Vitamin E act as an oxidant help the body cells in retaining water.
Olive oil can be used for salads and appetisers. Monounsaturated fatty acid like Omega 3 and it has the quality of anti inflammatory properties. It is full of Vitamins, minerals and proteins. Olive oil contains calcium and it helps to lower the bad cholesterol in the body.
Coconut oil contain anti oxidant properties and helps in preventing premature aging. It also helps in treating skin infections. Coconut oil helps to strengthens the immune system since it contain anti microbial properties, anti fungal and anti bacterial and anti properties. Coconut oil is also good for weight loss and good for digestion.
Cabbage Pakoda is easy to prepare and yummy to have with a cup of coffee/Tea/ Juice or as starter with soup.

Ingredients :

Cabbage : 1 Bowl (1/2 of small cabbage).
Rice flour : 1 Cup
Besan/Channa/Kadale flour : 1 Cup

Green chilly : 2
Red Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt; as required
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Ginger : an inch
Cooking Soda : a pinch
Water : required (just a little).
Cooking Oil to Fry :  1 to 1 1/2 cup

Method :

1. Wash and drain all water from cabbage. Cut it into thin pieces. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash again. Grate it and keep it aside. Wash and cut coriander leaves, curry leaves and cut them in to small and keep it aside.
2. Take a big bowl. Add rice flour, besan/channa flour, cut green chilly, cut cabbage, red chilly powder, jeera/cumin seeds, Cooking soda and salt.
3. Mix it nicely and add 2 tablespoons of hot oil. Mix it again and allow it to coll for 5 minutes. Mix it again.
4. Add required water little by little and prepare thick dough. (It should be thicker than chapati dough).
5. Keep oil on the fire and heat. Take a handful of dough and squeeze out pakodas between your fingers.. (Or take a small lemon size dough and make like a ball and fry).
6. Fry them on medium and low flame. So that it cooks nicely and gives crispiness to pakoda.
7. Fry on both side till they turn golden brown and remove from the oil.
8. Put them on a kitchen tissue so that extra oil will be absorbed by the kitchen tissue.
9. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
10. Serve Hot Cabbage Pakodas with any Chutney or Ketch up.

 Note : 

The consistency of Pakoda dough should be thick. or your pakoda mighty absorb more oil. Adding onions and garlic is optional. (I have not added). Adding maida is also optional. (I have not added). Adding more hot oil to the dry ingredients is optional. It might turn crispy but more oil is not at all necessary. Adding any spice is also optional.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5