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Cabbage with Spinach

28 Mar

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Cabbage Palakura.

Fresh whole spices mixture Panch Phoran is added to hot oil to release the flavors. Cabbage is shredded and cooked in spiced oil along with spinach leaves. Serve cabbage with spinach leaves over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti or chapati.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Cabbage with Spinach.

Ingredients:

Cabbage 1/2 of Small Head
Spinach Leaves 2 Cups Packed
Whole Red Chiles 3 – 4
Panch Phoran 1 Tbsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Remove outer leaves, wash and shred the cabbage.
Discard the hard part in the middle of the cabbage while shredding.
Break dried red chiles into pieces.
Wash and roughly chop the spinach leaves.

Heat oil in a pan, add panch phoran.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add broken red chillies.
Fry briefly, stir in shredded cabbage.
Fry for couple of minutes or medium high flame till cabbage softens are start to brown around the edges.
Make sure to stir the cabbage continuously to avoid burning.
When cabbage is soft while holding a very light crunch, stir in chopped spinach.
Fry for another minute or two and remove from heat.
Season with salt and serve cabbage with spinach leaves over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti or chapati.
Notes: Make sure cabbage is cooked right.

Suggestions: Adjust the dried red chillies according to taste.
Variations: You can also add other vegetables like green beans, potato, fresh peas etc..
Other Names: Cabbage with Spinach, Cabbage Palakura.