Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cabbage Poha

                   Yesterday, we were contemplating what to make for dinner when I realized we did not have much vegetables at home except for some cabbage. We usually prepare Cabbage curry with it, but we were tired of having the same curry so this time we decided to try something else.

           Poha (flattened/beaten Rice) is a famous Indian breakfast/snack dish which is usually had along with Onions or Potatoes, but I thought of trying it out with Cabbage. So here is my take on the classical dish.

  • 1.5 cups sliced Cabbage
  • 1 cup Poha (Flattened Rice)
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 chopped Cashews
  • 3-4 Raisins
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Green Chili paste
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp roasted Chana Daal (Daliya) i.e Split Chickpea
  • 1/2 cup chopped Cilantro
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Wash the poha under running water for a few seconds
  • Toss well to drain out excess water and keep it aside
  • Heat some oil on a pan, add Asafoetida
  • Now add the roasted Daliya and saute it for a minute or so. Then add the mustard seeds
  • Once the mustard seeds start to crackle, add the cumin seeds and curry leaves to it
  • Then add the green chili paste, cashews and raisins to it
  • After about 2 minutes, you will get a nice aroma of roasted nuts. At this point, add the sliced cabbage and mix it well
  • Let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Make sure the cabbage is little crunchy i.e. dont cook it for long time
  • Now add the salt, sugar and lemon juice and mix it well
  • Lastly add the poha and mix it well
  • Let it cook for a minute on slow flame
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot

1 comment:

  1. That sounds very interesting.... il be sure to try!.... nice recipes Bijal.... keep posting, i am sure il be back for more :)


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