Monday, March 14, 2011

Carrot – Cabbage Poriyal

Cabbage is the only hated Vegetable at my home. It stays untouched for a longer time in Refrigerator looking for attention always. When prepared alone, none of us like it.
So I started discovering many methods to include cabbage along with other vegetables.
I grate the whole cabbage and store it in Refrigerator. Whenever and wherever possible, I try to include grated cabbage with other vegetables. This is one such recipe.

Carrot -3
Grated Cabbage ½ cup
Grated Coconut 2 tsp
Pearl Onions 4
Curry Leaves 4
Dried Red Chillies 3
Mustard Seeds ¾ tsp
Split Urad Dhal ½ tsp
Salt ½ tsp

Grate Cabbage and Carrot.
Cut Dried Red Chillies into two halves.

Heat Oil in a pan. When hot, add Mustard Seeds. When they complete popping up, reduce flame. Now add split Urad Dhal and Dried Red Chillies. Few Seconds later add Pearl Onions.
Fry till the onions become translucent. Now add Grated Cabbage. Fry on a medium flame till the cabbage gets half cooked stirring occasionally. Now add Grated Carrot and Salt. Cook till done. Add grated Coconut. Simmer for 3-5 minutes and serve hot.
Serves: 3-4
Serve with Rice and any Kuzhambu or Vegetable Kurma.
Note: Carrot cooks faster than Cabbage and so it is added later. Grating Cabbage gives more fine pieces when compared to cutting. So I prefer grating cabbage.

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