Monday, September 8, 2008

Cabbage Green Peas Curry

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that is touted for its cancer fighting properties and also has significant amounts of Vitamin C, fiber and potassium. For calorie counters an interesting fact about cabbage is that it is one of those vegetables that has fewer calories in comparison to other vegetables and it is said to speed up metabolism too. Another little known fact about cabbage that I learned recently is that cabbage is a muscle builder, blood cleanser and eye strengthener. Really who would have thought that cabbages were good for the eyes...

If reading all these health benefits of cabbage makes you want to try something with it right away, then here is a simple yet interesting and delicious curry that uses this vegetable. This dry curry is a traditional recipe originating from the southern part of India. This works well as a side dish with rice and sambar or even with any kind of phulkas/ rotis (Indian flat bread) or if you are in the mood, you can even just enjoy this curry on its own.......:)

Cabbage Green Peas Curry ~ Band gobi subzi ~ Muttaikos poriyal

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Ingredients and Method to make the cabbage curry
6 cups green cabbage cut fine
2 1/2 cups frozen peas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
5 to 6 tsp grated coconut (or even more if you like)

For tempering
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp split black gram lentil
1 tbsp oil
4 to 5 curry leaves (optional)
2 red chillies cut into little pieces (or according to taste)

Add the cabbage and frozen peas to a heavy bottomed large pan, add turmeric and salt, mix well, close with a lid and cook these vegetables on a low heat WITHOUT adding water.Keep stirring from time to time. When cooked keep aside.

In a smaller pan, heat oil add the mustard seeds and the split black gram lentil to it,when the black gram lentil begins to turn reddish and the mustard seeds begin to pop,lower the heat and add the red chillies and curry leaves to the oil. Watch out as the curry leaves will cause some oil to splatter.

Add this oil to the cooked cabbage and peas and mix well.

Add the grated coconut to the vegetable as well and mix well. Serve hot with rice,sambar and pappads or with roti.

Serves 2 to 3
Notes :

In place of peas you can use cut carrots too.

Or you can use half peas and half carrots.

In case you do not require spice in your curry completely omit the red chillies

Now on to other things.

Sowmya, Dershana and Srilekha have all passed me the Good Job Award. Thanks to all three of you for thinking of me and my blog


I would in turn like to pass on this award to

Natashya , Cham , Laavanya , Srividya , Uma , Divya , Meera and Anjali.

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32 comments :

Uma said...

Cabbage curry with peas combo is a hit. Looks so delicious Usha! Congrats on your award and thank you for mine.

Cham said...

Cabbage and peas i make in different way also, this one will be the most favo :)
Congrats on ur award and thanks to share with me :)

Natashya said...

I have never had cabbage with coconut before, sounds really good.
Thank you so much for thinking of me, and congratulations yourself on the award.

Sagari said...

delecioussssss curry

Laavanya said...

Cabbage & Coconut is always yum.. have never added peas to it before though. Congrats on your award Usha and thank you for passing it onto me :)

ANJALI J. said...

congrats on ur award and thanx for passing it to me.. ur cabbage green peas curry looks good.i too make this dish and i just love it..are u from karnataka?

Shillu said...

Congrats on the award! i love anything with peas!

Priti said...

Hey Congrats on your award...Cabbage curry looks nice..

Divya said...

Nice recipe Usha. Made cabbage for dinner today, your looks much better. LOL.
Congratulations on the award, and thanks a lot for thinking of me to pass it on.
I will have a post tomorrow... something that is long due...

sowmya said...

just now i saw this same curry in sireesha's blog..looks delicious!!!

Sireesha said...

Delicious and yummy curry usha:))Congrats on all ur awards..

Sukanya said...

Congrats on the award Usha....Nice recipe

VG said...

I have to make this the next time I make sambar. Thanks for sharing, dear.

Sia said...

we call it palya in karnataka and cabbage and peas combination is one of my fav too. u can also replace peas with small potato pieces and it will give little different taste :)

Srividya said...

This is the most simplest curry and we make it often.:)
Congrats Usha on your award and thanks for thinking of me and passing it on to me.

Simran said...

I am not a fan of cabbage but this one looks worth a try. Congrats on your awards!

Meera said...

I love cabbage & green peas!! Congrats on your award. Thanks for thinking about me.

A_and_N said...

Lovely kari! Classic south Indian recipe. I hog this with rasam-saadham :)

Maria said...

Congrats on your award! Thanks for visiting our blog!! This dish looks tasty!

Divya said...

Please check out my blog today. Got a little something you deserve for the good work on your blog.
I appreciate all the guidance you have given me over the last one month.

Sujatha said...

Yummy dish, Usha! This is my favorite poriyal of all.. Looks delicious..

raaji said...

hmmm what a coincidence u and sireesha had the same curries

Purva Desai said...

what a coincidence I cooked the same curry today with the addition of aloo in it...
Congrats on receiving the award.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hi Usha,
Thanx for visiting my blog and giving compliments!
You too have a cool blog with wide range of dishes!
Your cabbage peas curry is the one I have to make here after instead of this usual cabbage curry;)

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely curry .. cabbage palya is my all time fave

Usha said...

Thanks Uma,Cham ,Natashya and Sagari:)

Usha said...

Thanks Laavanya,try it this way it is pretty good :)


Thanks Anjali,Shillu and Priti...

Usha said...

Thanks for visiting Divya,Sowmya,Sireesha and Sukanya :)

Thanks VG,it tastes perfect with sambar :)

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by Sia,will try it with potato sometime...


Thanks Srividya,Simran and Meera :)

Usha said...

Hey A & N I would have this with either sambar rice or rasam rice and be happy...

Thanks Maria :)

Thanks so much Divya and it is really no problem,I enjoyed it...

Usha said...

Thanks Sujatha...


Yep Raaji I noticed that too...

Thanks Purva, it seems like a lot of bloggers made this at the same time..will try it with potatoes sometime...

Usha said...

Thanks Raks Kitchen and Vegetable Platter :)

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