Today i had one of my favorite veggies for lunch--cabbage. I just love it! It is so versatile.I have 2-3 different versions of cooking cabbage.But today i am going to share the recipe that my mom makes and its my favorite!
1/2 a cabbage (about 2 cups) chopped
2 tbsps chana dal soaked in water for about 30 mins.
Jaggery 2-3 tbsps (may be replaced with brown sugar)
Cayenne pepper 2 -3 tsps
Mustard seeds for tadka
Turmeric 1 tsp
Oil about 1 tbsp
A little cilantro to garnish
In a pan/kadhai,heat the oil. Once ready, add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add a little bit of hing and turmeric powder. Then add the washed and chopped cabbage to the tadka. Mix in the soaked chana dal at this point, add a little water and cover to cook. Once the cabbage is cooked and all the water has evaporated, add cayenne pepper and jaggery. Mix well. It is ready to serve once the jaggery is well incorporated and there are no lumps visible. Garnish with cilantro.
This recipe is a little sweeter than usual recipes but the cayenne pepper balances the taste wonderfully and i am sure nobody will mind the sweet. Serve with hot chapatis and raita....yum! Pure nostalgia!!!