Summer vacation is over, last week was so hectic with packing things, calling friends.. While getting up, only thought in mind was what to cook simply today,not in a good mood to try out any thing new, or to call grocery for things..I checked fridge and there were a piece of cabbage with a pale face and a capsicum waiting for their turn...I was afraid to leave it again thinking about the consequences if the DH finds it there..Yeah, this lazy soul takes veggies from the fridge because of two reasons, first one is blogging and next is because of the fear of checking.. :) Again after searching kitchen, found some masoor dal there, so thought about the birth of a cabbage dal curry, which should be a simple one for my readers..
Ingredients used for Cabbage parippu curry
cabbage chopped 2 cups
masoor dal / chuvanna parippu / red lentils 3/4 cup
capsicum chopped finely 1 optional
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
chilly powder 2 tsp
green chillies 2
curry leaves few
garlic clove 1 big
ginger 1/2 " piece julienned
cumin seeds 1 pinch
mustard seeds 1 tsp
How I prepared it
Cook dal with chopped onion, tomato, turmeric powder and salt in enough water.
Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a kadai, allow mustard seeds and cumin seeds to splutter.
Add chopped garlic and fry until it turns brown.
Then add ginger, curry leaves and slit green chillies.
Saute them for a while, until aroma of ginger comes out.
Add cabbage and capsicum with salt and chilly powder.
Stir and cook without adding water.
Water needed for cooking will come out from the cabbage.
when it is cooked well, mix it with the cooked dal mixture.
When this start to boil, remove from fire.
I sprinkled little coconut oil on top of the curry, since I loved its raw taste.. :)