Friday, March 23, 2012

Cabbage with Green Peas / Bandhakopir tarkari

Cabbage - 1/2 head of a medium sized cabbage, finely chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Bay leaf - 1
Green Chili - 4
Ginger - 1/2 inch, grated
Turmeric - a pinch
Raw Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Roasted coriander cumin powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Frozen Peas - a handful

Heat oil in a skillet. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and bay leaf.

Once the cumin seeds begin to sizzle, add the green chili. Saute for a few seconds.

Now add the chopped cabbage, grated ginger, salt and turmeric. Mix well. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. Do remove the cover in between and toss everything so that the cabbage doesn't get burnt at the bottom.

When the cabbage is half cooked, add the green peas, sugar and the roasted spice, if using. Mix well and continue to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve hot with steamed brown rice and dal.

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