Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cabbage-Carrot Curry

So, this is another side dish to rice. I love this combination as both cabbage and carrot are considered to be healthy. From what I read, cabbage consists of multiple vitamins and helps in weight reduction. And similarly, carrots are a great source of fiber and provide antiseptic properties. This is not a Dietitian's blog so I do not wish to write volumes about the nutritional benefits, but would provide you with the basic information. Sometimes, its boring to eat cabbage alone, so you have multiple combination like Chana-Cabbage,Mung dal-Cabbage,Choley-Cabbage, Cabbage-carrot dal etc are few of the examples, I have tried and will publish soon.Now, lets see how to make this combination Cabbage-Carrot Curry.


3-4 carrots (large)
2 bowls of chopped cabbage
1 onion
2 green chilly
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp oil
few cinnamon sticks
1 tsp coriander powder salt (accordingly)
pinch of turmeric powder
chilly powder (accordingly)


1.Firstly, wash cabbage and cut it into fine pieces. The trick here is how you cut the carrots, since we do not use the pressure cook and cabbage easily gets cooked, we need to cut the carrots into very thin pieces so that the cooking time for both the vegetables match, if otherwise, you would end up having half cooked carrots!

2. I normally cut the carrots into long and thin pieces like the ones shown in the picture, this will cook together with the cabbage nicely.

3.In a pan, add oil, cinnamon sticks,mustard seeds let them crackle and add the chopped onions,green chilly and a tsp of ginger-garlic paste. Few people don't prefer using ginger-garlic with cabbage, this is not mandatory, you could avoid ginger-garlic if you wish to.

4. After the onions turn into golden brown, add the washed cabbage and carrots into the pan and mix everything together.

5.You don't need any extra water, since the cabbage absorbs the water and releases it while cooking. Place a lid on the pan and let it cook for about 7-8 mins on a medium flame.

6.Now add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and salt according to the taste and mix everything.

7. If needed let it cook for about 3-4 mins, but if its already cooked, you could remove it from the flame.

+1 (IDEA)
I sometimes, add some sour cream to it. You could garnish it with cilantro in the end

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