Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cabbage curry in yogurt sauce

First time I ate any curry in besan (chickpea flour) and yogurt sauce was at my friend's place. She had made what she calls Bombay curry with potatoes in it. I have made that a lot of times, but never with just potatoes. I am not very fond of potatoes due to its starch content. I had a quarter of a medium sized cabbage sitting in my refrigerator and I wondered why not try this yogurt chickpea flour base and make a curry. Result was a different, definitely worth making again curry. Here goes my version..

  • Quarter of a medium size cabbage - chopped finely.
  • Red Onion - 1 big or 2 medium chopped finely.
  • Tomatoes - 1 medium chopped finely.
  • Garlic - 2 pods crushed
  • Peanut oil or vegetable oil - 2 TBSP
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Cilantro - chopped about 1/4 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste (You can use green chilli paste instead of this too)
  • Turmeric - a big pinch
  • Besan - 1/2 cup.
  • Yogurt - 3/4 cup.
In a sauce pan, heat oil. When hot, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, garlic. Saute for couple of seconds. Add onion, turmeric and a little salt. Stir well. When onions are almost done, add cabbage, tomatoes and stir. Let them cook and stir occasionally to prevent sticking and burning. When cabbage is almost cooked, add chilli powder and mix well. In a bowl, make a paste of besan and yogurt. Add water to get your desired consistency. If serving with roti, you might want a thick curry and while serving with rice, you might want a thin curry. Pour this mixture to the pan and stir well. It gets cooked pretty quickly. Adjust the seasonings and add cilantro and mix well. You can add more water if desired even at this stage and heat for couple more minutes. When the raw smell of besan doesn't exist anymore, your curry is ready. Serve with roti, chapathi or with plain rice. I made mine thick to serve with rotis.

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  1. This is something very new to me.

  2. Nice recipe! and new blends!!:).. looks very nice!!

  3. Interesting and yummy too...
    Shall try it. Thanx

  4. I tried this recipe last night and we relished it. My husband usually is a very fussy when I cook Cabbage but yesterday he seemed he has found a new love in this curry. Thanks.


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