Recipe: Curried Cabbage with Green Peas

Recipe: Curried Cabbage with Green Peas

Ingredients
1/4 head of cabbage
1/4 cup snow peas (if frozen, thawed)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
1 tsp Curry Blend
Pinch of Turmeric
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

Preparation

Chop the cabbage very finely and evenly. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Wait till it splutters. Then add salt, turmeric, lemon pepper and my curry blend. Make sure not burn the mixture. Transfer the chopped cabbage and sauté for 2 minutes, transfer the thawed snow peas and mix well. Now sprinkle some water, reduce the gas and keep covered. Keep checking in between and mix to avoid burning of the cabbage. Once its cooked completely the cabbage would be soft. Now to retain the crunch of cabbage, remove the lid and cook for 2 more minutes till all water evaporates. Now transfer to a plate and enjoyyyyy!

Pic 1: Chop cabbage very fine Pic 2: Add mustard seeds and all spices to oil

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Pic 3: Transfer the cabbage Pic 4: Transfer Snow Peas and mix

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Pic 5: Keep covered till it cooks

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Nutrition Facts

Cabbage is a vegetable rich in Vitamin C. It also contains large amounts of glutamine, anamino acid that has anti-inflammatory properties. Cabbage is a low-calorie food.

Green Peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetable, rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Peas are relatively low in calories and contain good amount of soluble and insoluble fiber but contains no cholesterol. They are excellent source of folic acid and folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies. Fresh green peas are very good in ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Peas contain phytosterols especially ß-sitosterol. that help lower cholesterol levels in the body. They are also good in vitamin K and contain adequate amounts of anti-oxidants flavonoids such as carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin as well as vitamin-A.

Curried Cabbage with Green Peas

Curried Cabbage with Green Peas

Cabbage is one of the vegetables that I never liked to eat as a child. Now when you become a mother, you have to find smart ways to cook the veggies you hated just so you can eat them for the Kid” s sake at least! Role model and all phew! . I love to chop my veggies, garlic, onion -anything, you name it- with my knife and not use any of those zillion contraptions like mandolin that is marketed (would love to show off my knife skills)!

I chop my cabbage very fine and even (so it cooks evenly) and toss it with some bright green snow peas and a curried blend!
You can find it in my recipe section with pictures taking you step by step:)