Cabbage with Dalia Powder

5 Sep

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Cabbage with Dalia Powder.

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

Ingredients:

Cabbage 1/2 of Small Head
Dalia / Roasted Gram 4 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Turmeric Powder few Pinches
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
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and crush the garlic.
Grind dalia into fine powder using spice grinder.

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).
Peel and finely slice the onion.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic and green chiles.
Fry briefly, stir in sliced onion and shredded cabbage.
Fry for couple of minutes on medium high flame till cabbage softens and 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 dalia powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry briefly and serve cabbage with dalia 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 covered on low flame till done. Adjust green chiles or red chili powder according to spice preference.
Variations: Check other recipes with cabbage here.
Other Names: Cabbage with Dalia Powder.

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