Here’s a simple recipe with cabbage. It’s quick and easy to make yet flavorful and delicious! Authentically south Indian, and homey.
1 head of medium cabbage, finely chopped
1 cup peas ( I use frozen, you can use fresh, but they’ll just take longer to cook, so add about 5 minutes to the cooking time)
1 cup carrots, diced
1 Indian green chilli, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
5 curry leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and as soon as it starts frying add in the green chillies, asafoetida, coriander, turmeric and red chilli powders. Fry just for a couple of seconds. Add in the peas and carrots. Add in 1/2 the salt. Cover it and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes.
Uncover, add in the cabbage and rest of the salt. Stir until the peas, carrots and the masala in the bottom of the pan coat the cabbage and it is all mixed evenly and well.
Cover back and cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Uncover and increase the heat to medium and cook out any liquid that is in the pan. Cook until the cabbage becomes tender and add in the cilantro and curry leaves. Stir for a few more seconds and serve.