Showing posts with label Cabbage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cabbage. Show all posts

Friday, September 6, 2019

Cabbage - Moong dal Kachori

Moong dal -  dry curry was prepared for the lunch as one of the side dish. As usual some curry was left and I was just thinking of turning the dry curry into some yummy snack.
Suddenly the Kachori came into mind. So it was tried and thats how  we got to have Yummy Kachoris for our evening snack.


Kachoris are very famous in Rajastan., Gujrat and  in most parts of North India. It is also one of the street food in many places in India. It is one of the yummy filling snack too. 
Kachori is always done with moong, aloo or even whole moong. The moong is cooked and spices added to it and then used as stuffing and the outer layer will be normally maida.
Here I have used Rava /thin variety of semolina and the kachori turned as crispy and yummy.
Let us see the The recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Cabbage  + Moong dry curry : 1 Bowl
Chiroti rava /Thin variety of Semolina : 11/2  Cup
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and add chiroti rava, 1 tbs of ghee, salt and jeera.


2. Mix all the ingredients nicely and kneed the dough well. It should be soft.


3.Now divide the dough into small and roll as small poori.


4. Fill in the dry  curry and bring all the edges to middle and press a little.


5. Flatten a bit and keep the ready to fry kachori on a plate.


6. Prepare the stuffed kachoris and arrange them in a plate.
7. Keep a pan on the fire and add oil. Let it get hot.
8. Now fry the done kachoris one by one on medium and low flame.


9. Let it turn golden brown on both sides.


10. Remove it from hot oil and put it on a kitchen tissue.


11. Fry all the kachoris the same way.


12. Serve Kachoris with ketchup or chutney.


Note :

Remember to use the good curry. It should be completely thick.( No moisture content). Use of wheat flour instead of rava is optional. Use of garam masala to dry curry is optional.
Time : 30 Mintues
Serves : 8 to 10 Kachoris can be prepared.

Preparing Cabbage + Moong Dal Curry

Wash and cut cabbage into very small. 1 Small bowl
Wash and dry roast moong dal and cook till they turn soft.
Now keep a pan on the fire add oil, mustard seeds, jeera and fry. Add curry leaves and green chilly.
Add cut cabbage and fry on low flame. Add cooked moong dal, required salt and stir nicely. Let all the moisture dry completely. Add grated coconut and mix it well.


Let this curry cool completely. Use the cool curry and prepare yummy kachoris.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Sweet & Khara Rava Kadubu

Kadabu or Kadubu is one of the Karnataka Food. Kadubu can be stuffed with sweet coconut or some spicy dal.
Here is two varieties of kadubu Spicy and Sweet.
1. Kadubu stuffed with Moong and Cabbage Dry Curry and  Jaggery - Coconut Stuffed.


Kadubu is a simple steamed dish. 
Kadubu is prepared during festivals like Nagara Panchami, when they worship Naga devati /Snake. That festival falls during the Shravana month when the rain starts to slow down its pour. Shravana Month is very precious for Hindus. The month is full of festival,  celebration and enjoyable time.
Normally Kadubu is done using raw rice and some prepare with Millets. I have tried this Kadubu with thin variety of rava/chiroti Rava.
There were some banana leaves and I thought of making use of it. So the YUMMY Kadubu is here.
I have prepared Both Spicy and Sweet Kadubu.
For spicy Kadubu - Cabbage and Moong dry curry 
And the sweet Kadubu its usual Jaggery - Coconut Mix.
I had some cabbage - moong dry curry left which was done for lunch. The same curry was used for spicy Kadubu.
It is healthy Kadubu. It is simple and easy to preapre.
NO ONION OR GARLIC IS USED. 
Let us see the recipe

Things Needed :

Chiroti Rava / Thin Variety Rave/Semolina : 1 1/2 Cup
Water : 1 1/2 Cups
Salt : As required
Ghee : 1 Teaspoon
Cabbage - Moong Dal Dry Curry : 1 Small bowl.
Coconut - Jaggery Mix :  1 Small Bowl

Method :

1. Keep 1 1/2 Glass of water to boil.


2. Add thin variety rave/chiroti rave/semolina and mix it well and stir it turns thick.


3. Allow it to cool. Kneed the dough well. Add 1 tsp of ghee and kneed it again.
4. Divide them as small portions.

5. Roll them with roller as thin as you like.

6. Place 1 tablespoon of spicy or sweet  stuffing.



7. Fold the edges and place on piece of banana leaf.
8. Fold the banana leaf around the kadubu.


9. Arrange them in a bowl.

10. Steam in pressure cooker or idli cooker for 12 to 15 minuurwa.
11. Remove it from the bowl and arrange the kadubu on a tray or plate.


12. Serve with your choice of side dish and ghee.

Note :

Use of banana leaf is optional. But it is said that use of banana leaf is healthy. Use of more spice is optional.
Use powder jaggery to mix it with grated coconut. It mixes well with fresh grated coconut.
Time : 30 Minutes : If Cabbage - Moong Dry Curry is ready.
Serves : 2 to 3 

Preparing Cabbage - Moong Dry Palya :

Wash and cut cabbage as thin and cook with 1/2 cup of moong dal. Season with mustard seeds, jeera, ingh, green chilly and curry leaves. Add cooked cabbage and moong dal and stir nicely and slowly.
Add salt. Mix it well and add grated coconut. Shift it to a serving dish.
Cabbage - Moong Dal Dry Curry is ready to Serve.



 Made some Modakas with same dry curry and sweet mixture stuffings. It looks cute and definitely kids will surely love to eat them. So this idea of giving shape while preparing food definitely attract kids and you can say sweet and spicy Modakas.






Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rava -Cabbage Rotti

Rava/Semolina Cabbage Rotti is good to have for breakfast or for dinner. Rava / Semolina is filled with carbohydrates and gives energy. It is slow in digesting so that you do not feel hungry for a long time. It is good for breakfast because it provides energy for the whole day since morning breakfast should be solid and filling one must remember.


I have used Chiroti/Thin variety of Rava/Semolina, onions and cabbage. Added some red chilly powder for the spicy taste. It is always better to use some vegetables while preparing these rotti because vegetable helps to ease the digest food easily.


Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Chiroti Rava/Semolina : 2 Cups
Curd/Yogurt : 1 Cup
Cabbage : 1 Bowl
Onions : 2 (Medium size)
Curry leaves : 10 to 12 leaves
Coriander leaves : 3 to 4 Tablespoons. (One handful)
Red chilly powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Water : Required water
Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Wash and cut cabbage into thin pieces and keep it aside.
2. Remove the outer layer of onions and wash it. Cut into small pieces.
3. Wash coriander leaves and curry leaves. Cut into small pieces.
4. Now take a big bowl and put cut ingredients and semolina. Add red chilly powder.
5. Add required salt and curd. Add required water and mix it well. (Consistency should be like idli dough.

6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle little water and clean the tava with tissue or clean towel.
7. Now sprinkle oil on the tava and reduce the flame. (Let it be low).
8. Take a handful of dough and spread it on the tava. (In a circle shape).
9. Sprinkle little oil on the top, cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. (On medium flame).


10. Turn the other side and cook for a minute. (Let it cook nicely).
11.  Hot " Rava -Cabbage rotti  "is ready to serve.

12. Serve with the side dish of your choice. We had it with fresh ghee and chutney powder.


Note :

Take care while adding water. Dough should not be too watery. Use of medium size rava is optional.
Use of any vegetables or leaves is optional. Use of green chilly instead of red chilly powder is optional. Use of butter instead of oil is optional. Use of  coconut is optional. ( I have not used coconut here). Use of curd is optional. Use of more onions are optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cabbage - Whole Moong -Moth Bean Curry

Cabbage - whole moong - Moth Bean/Madake Kaalu curry is a gravy dish. It goes well with almost all the main dishes.

have used Whole Moong, toor dal and cabbage. The combination of whole moong and cabbage mixes well and gives a good aroma. Toor dal helps to bind the curry nicely. Eating pulses during winter is one of the good healthy habits. Pulses helps to keep your body strong and war,
Let us see some health benefits of eating  " Cabbage " in our diet.
Cabbage is rich source of Vitamin C and good antioxidants and helps to reduces free radicals in our body. It is also good for treating ulcers, depression, immune system boosting. Cabbage has good amount of fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. Cabbage contain good amount of sulfur and it helps to fight against infections and wounds. It contain anti-inflammatory properties and eating cabbage helps in reducing the inflammation irritation, allergies, joint pain and some skin disorders. Cabbage reduces the high blood pressure and promotes good eye health.
No Onions OR No Garlic is used in this "Cabbage -Whole Moong Curry". It is simple and easy. It is healthy and suits to all age group. Goes well with almost all the main dishes.
Let us see the recipe Now :

To Cook :

Whole Moong/Hesaru Kaalu : 1 Cup
Moth Bean/Madake Kaalu : 1/2 Cup
Toor Dal : 1 Handful
Cabbage : 1 Bowl (1/2 of medium size cabbage)
Capsicum : 1
To Grind :
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Tamarind pulp : 1 Tablespoon
Rasam Powder : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Seasoning : And Adding .
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong and moth bean for 5 to 6 hours or over night.
2. Wash and pressure cook, moth bean, whole moong and toor dal for 8 to 10 minutes.
3. Wash and cut cabbage and capsicum into thin pieces.

4. Rinse tamarind ( a small marble size) and soak in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp. Keep the pulp aside.
5. Grate coconut and grind it with 1/2 teaspoon of jeera, tamarind pulp and rasam powder.

6. Use required water to grind and remove the ground mixture from the mixi jar.


7. Keep a big pan on the fire and put cut cabbage and capsicum.
8. Let it cook till soft. Add required water. (Around 3 to 4 minutes). Add cooked pulses.

9. Add required salt, a pinch of turmeric powder. Add ground coconut mixture.
10. Mix it nicely and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

11. Shift the ready curry to a serving bowl.
12. Prepare seasoning with a teaspoon of oil, mustard seeds, ingh/Asafoetida and curry leaves.
13. Add the ready seasoning and cut coriander leaves.
14. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Soaking pulses (whole moong + moth bean) helps to cook the pods nicely and quickly. You can cook cabbage and capsicum separately and then add it to the cooked pulses mixture. It saves the time. Adding any brand of rasam powder is optional. I have used " MTR Rasam Powder " since it suits to Udupi style curry. Adding garlic/onion is optional. Adding a tablespoon of ghee to the curry just before serving adds to the taste. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of jeera helps to easy digestion. Use of home made rasam is the best.
Dry fry /or use very little oil.
Fry 1/4 Teaspoon of methi seeds and let it turn slightly golden brown. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of coriander seeds, 4 to 5 red chilly (byadagi menasu), and fry till coriander seeds turn slightly brown.
Put off the fire and then add jeera and mix it nicely and allow it to cool. Then grind it with coconut. It adds fresh aroma to the curry.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5.

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