Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spicy Deviled Cabbage Curry

A few days ago I made a Deviled Spicy Potato dish and my family loved it.  I decided to try making  a similar recipe with cabbage.  Wow... I could eat this Spicy Deviled Cabbage Curry with every rice and curry meal.  The great thing is it's cabbage so it's inexpensive and low carb to boot.  I used one huge head of cabbage that I shredded  myself or you can even cheat and buy 2 bags of pre-shredded cabbage the comes for coleslaw. This completely vegetarian/vegan dish is definitely going to be a go to dish for me from now on.

1 large head of cabbage (2-3lbs) shredded
1 large onion sliced
1 (1inch stick of cinnamon)
1/2 or 1 tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 or 1 tsp of black mustard seeds
small handful of curry leaves
1-2 serrano chilies sliced
1-2 sweet red chilies sliced (optional)
1/2 tsp of ground turmeric
1 Tbs of red chili powder (or to taste)
2 tsp of red chili flakes (or to taste)
salt (to taste)
2-3 Tbs of canola oil

Note: this recipe does make a lot of cabbage.  You can definitely divide the ingredients in half for a smaller dish.


On medium-high heat add oil into a large pan and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and cinnamon to fry for 30 seconds without burning.  Then add the onions and chilies and cook for another minute. Finally start adding the cabbage a few handfuls at a time so they start to wilt easier.  Sprinkle a little salt to season as you go so all the ingredients are flavored.
Once you have all the cabbage fried and almost 90% cooked through add the turmeric, chili powder and red chili flakes.  Saute well for another 3-5 minutes.  The cabbage will exude a little water so nothing should stick to pan. Taste for salt and seasoning then serve with rice and curry meal. Enjoy.

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