Cabbage and Potato Fry

"An Indianised way to cook cabbage, and our favorite preparation of the vegetable. If you have a grinder, take the trouble to roast and grind the coriander seeds - the freshly roasted flavor is worth the effort."
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  • Quarter, core and shred cabbage.
  • Heat oil over medium heat.
  • When hot, add cumin and mustard seeds and wait till they sputter.
  • Then add finely sliced onion.
  • Allow onion to soften and then throw in the shredded cabbage.
  • Add salt, turmeric and coriander powders.
  • Close pot, reduce heat slightly and allow to cook until cabbage wilts.
  • As soon as cabbage reduces in volume, add small pieces of diced potatoes and continue cooking on medium heat till potatoes soften and cabbage is tender (while stirring occasionally).
  • If desired, add in shredded coconut with potatoes as allow to cook as in previous step.
  • Garnish with coriander sprigs.
  • Goes well as a low-fat option with parathas.

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  1. Rinshinomori
    I love this type of food - very easy to put together and can add or delete ingredients to your taste and still come out delicious. I added minced garlic along with onion and instead of coconut (did not have), I added lightly beaten egg and covered the pan the last 2-3 minutes without mixing. Came out perfectly. The taste is excellent and so nutritious. Thank you eatrealfood for posting this - it's a keeper! Made for Asian Forum's India tag game March 2010.
  2. yamakarasu
    Really tasty dish. I didn't have the whole seeds, so just used the powdered versions instead. Thanks! :)
  3. baklava glue
    This was a very delicious and simple recipe! The flavors worked really well together and the smell is amazing!
  4. Meringue
    This was very good. Didnt have the seed spices on hand so I fried up the ground cumin and mustard in the oil until they were slightly darker and fragrant. Didnt have coconut so I used s splash of coconut milk. We enjoyed this, leftovers were great too!
  5. Maito
    This dish was very good. I did follow another reviewer's advice and doubled the spices, and added a little cayenne. I also squeezed a little lemon over it at the table. Yum!


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