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July 14, 2008

Cabbage Karumadhu


I have met many cabbage haters so far. They seem to hate each and every member of its family. I’ve heard stuff like, “Ooooh, cabbage stinks”. I don’t know if I am oblivious to the “smell”, but I am definitely not a cabbage hater. I like in this form, I like it in a jhunka, I like it when it is paired with green peas. The only dish I really hate with cabbage is
khichdi. I made it a couple of times with cabbage and found that I couldn’t stand to eat it. This simple dish is what I crave with sambar and rice. It is relatively bland and compliments the "spicy" sambar very well.


1/4 kg Cabbage, chopped finely
1 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Urad Dal
1/4 tsp Chana Dal
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Red Chillies
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tbsp Coconut, scraped
7-8 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a kadhai. Add the urad and chana dals, mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the mustard splutters, add the curry leaves and the red chillies. Fry for a minute. Add the cabbage and the salt. Sprinkle a little water. Cover and cook 7-8 minutes.When done, add the coconut and mix well. Serve as a side dish with rice and
Sambar.

12 comments:

KayKat said...

I *love* cabbage. And I like the smell too! I know, I'm weird :)

Rajitha said...

i love cabbage..and yep with sambar..it is a yummilicious combo :D

Deepa said...

What do you use to chop it? Processor, or knife? I have a cabbage tofu recipe I got from a Philippino friend, and make it often. Maybe I'll make it today. --Deepa

Cynthia said...

I'm a cabbage lover but never had it this way before. I'll be sure to give this a try.

Katie said...

I am not a cabbage-hater either, but I bet that recipe would still appeal to me if I was. Great blog!

bhags said...

even if it stinks in the tiffin box, still i love cabbage.....but many people i lived with or live with hate it.....the dish is simple and sweet

Divya said...

i love cabbage too..donno whats with the "smell" that ppl associate with it!!this recipe sounds quite similar to "thoran"..i am sure it will taste yum with sambhar and rice!!

http://divyascookbook.blogspot.com/2008/06/simple-cabbage-upkari.html

lakshmi said...

thank god. and i thought i was the only one oblivious to the cabbage stink. you won't believe me but each time i parboil, i really try to smell , only to be disappointed. i used to think something must be wrong with my nose because everyone thinks cabbage stinks!!!

Shreya said...

hi Raaga, I am not a cabbage hater, but in my family cabbage is not too popular. I do buy it, and make it in this form whenever I buy. I have to ensure I have coconut to go with it, so when I buy cabbage, I buy coconutes aslo. Nice, simple recipe, and we eat it with chapathis too:-)

Suma Rajesh said...

i luv too the cabbage in any form either in salad not in gravy nor in the kootu u made ....i make too make them in same way...good entry

Rachel said...

I dont think cabbage stinks as well...not to me too..infact it is a vegetable that I like a lot...and this with smabar..is heavenly!!

Vanamala said...

oh simple cabbage curry ... nice one