Sunday, 5 June 2011

Cabbage with Green pea

A simple stir fry with perfect colour combination. Cabbage is a leafy vegetable with loads of health benefits that include treatment of constipation, stomach ulcers, headache, excess weight, skin disorders. Did you know that the cheap, humble looking and so widely used cabbage could work miracles? yes, Doctors advices the breast feeding mothers to place the fresh cabbage leaves on their breast to melt the milk curdles.

Grated Cabbage – 2 cups
Green pea – ½ cup
Green chili - 4 – 5
Turmeric – 1/4th tsp

For Seasoning:
Red chilli (Dry) – 1 or 2
Curry leaves – 1 string
Mustard – ½ tsp
Cumin / Jeera – ½ tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp

Heat a pan with 2 tbsp of oil. When it is hot enough, add all the seasoning items Red chilli, mustard, cumin,  curry leaves one after the other. Slit the green chillies into 2 to 4 pieces and add to the seasoning and fry for a minute. Now add the shredded cabbage, green pea, salt and turmeric powder and stir momentarily. Stir the cabbage for a minute or two with out covering the lid and until the raw smell goes. Sprinkle about 2-3 tbsps of water, cover the lid and allow the cabbage and the green pea to cook with the steam itself under medium flame.

Cabbage with green pea

This goes well with rice or roti or even with pita bread.

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