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Cabbage with Sesame Powder

24 Apr

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Cabbage with Sesame Powder.

Cabbage is shredded once the outer leaves are removed. Shredded cabbage is cooked in oil along with spices. Then it is seasoned with freshly ground sesame seeds powder. Serve cabbage with sesame powder over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti or chapati.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Cabbage with Sesame Powder.

Ingredients:

Cabbage 1/2 of Small Head
Sesame Seeds 4 – 5 Tbsps
Whole Red Chile 1
Green Chiles 1 – 2 (optional)
Garlic 1 Clove
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and crush the garlic.
Remove stem and break red chile into pieces.
Heat a pan on low heat, add sesame seeds and fry till they turn light golden in color.
Stir in red chiles and garlic and remove from heat.
Cool the mixture to room temperature and grind into powder using a spice blender.

Remove outer leaves, wash and finely shred the cabbage.
Discard the hard part in the middle of the cabbage while shredding.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles (if using).

Heat oil in a pan, add all other talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and shredded cabbage.
Fry for couple of minutes on 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 ground sesame powder and salt.
Fry briefly and serve cabbage with sesame powder over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti or chapati.
Notes: Make sure cabbage is cooked right.

Suggestions: If cabbage is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook on low flame till done. Adjust green chiles or red chile according to spice preference.
Variations: You can also add sliced onion once cabbage is slightly cooked.
Other Names: Cabbage with Sesame Powder.