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    Dal and Rice With Spicy Fried Cabbage

    Dal and Rice With Spicy Fried Cabbage. Photo by ketchupqueen

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    25 mins

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    ketchupqueen's Note:

    I've been reading books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and giving myself Indian food cravings, so I went to the cupboard and came up with this easy, yummy dish. Warning: this is fairly spicy (but not burn-your-tongue-out spicy). If you like it less spicy, reduce the amounts of seasoning and garlic dramatically. Substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth to make it vegan.

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    1. 1
      In a saucepan over medium-high heat, saute garlic and onion in just enough oil to cover bottom of the pan scantily.
    2. 2
      When onion begins to turn clear, add garam masala, curry, turmeric, cinnamon, and cloves; saute a minute or two more, until well mixed.
    3. 3
      Add carrot, tomatoes, chicken broth, dal (lentils), rice, and water, and stir well.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20-30 minutes, until dal and rice are soft and liquid is absorbed.
    5. 5
      Add salt and pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      Just before serving, heat enough oil to cover bottom of pan in a wok or large frying pan until very hot.
    7. 7
      When oil is very hot, fry cumin and chili powder for a few seconds, then add cabbage and sugar, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until wilted.
    8. 8
      Serve dal and rice mounded on a plate with fried cabbage on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 21, 2006


      We had this for dinner tonight but I'm sorry it was not half as good as I had imagined it would be. I did tone down the spices and I'm wondering if it was because of that that the taste was pretty ordinary. I may try this again.

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    • on December 10, 2005


      I liked this very much--in fact, more than I anticipated. The combination of the stir fried cabbage--very sweet and crispy--with the lentil mixture--very soft and spicy--was lovely. However, I found that the amounts of liquid called for in the recipe are inadequate to allow for softening/cooking of the rice and lentils.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dal and Rice With Spicy Fried Cabbage

    Serving Size: 1 (366 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 533.8
    Calories from Fat 150
    Total Fat 16.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 339.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 78.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.3 g
    Sugars 8.7 g
    Protein 21.7 g

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