Simple Sautéed Cabbage

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For the times when we had heavy lunch or dinners, the following dinner or next afternoon's lunch would always be light. This was was the care mama took of our tummies. She strongly believed that after a heavy, greasy and creamy hotel food, it's best to settle for simple home cooked par-boiled veggies which gave the stomach mechanism some break... after all it requires some rest too! And the Simple Sautéed Cabbage was one of those simple delicacies that purely brought out the flavor of cabbage. This simply spiced par-cooked cabbage would be such a rescue and I thoroughly enjoy this as a side dish or even as salad. Here it goes, the mum's way...

Here's what we need:

1/2 cabbage, finely shredded
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A sprig of curry leaves
1-2 green chillies, slitted
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a kadai/wok. Add mustard, cumin and allow them to splutter. Add turmeric and slitted green chillies and fry another minute. Then add the cabbage and salt and sauté for few minutes. Sauté till the cabbage is par-cooked. Turn off the flame and cover. The heat is sufficient for it to cook a little further. This way the cabbage is not over cooked and it does not loose it's crunch. We love cabbage done this way. Serve hot with rice or roti as a side dish.

1 comment:

  1. Super yummy and healthy too... a good way to use up that leftover cabbage in my fridge today. Thank you !