Monday, February 9, 2009

Peas-n-Cabbage Spicy Upkari (sabzi)



Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C. I like this vegetable as it’s low in calories and high in fibre. It’s raining cabbage recipes here in my blog as I had bought a huge cabbage and it’s not getting over however hard I try ;) So don’t be surprised to find a couple of more appearances of this vegetable. I usually make a simple bland subzi out of cabbage. This time around I wanted a change, so dished out this spicy Upkari. ‘Upkari’ is a Konkani word which means subzi.

Ingredients:


  • ½ a cabbage (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup peas (I used frozen peas)
  • 1 medium sized onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (slit)
  • 1 small tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger (slit length wise)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • coriander (finely chopped) to garnish
  • 3 tsp oil

Method:

  • Heat oil in a wok/kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves, ginger, green chilli and sauté
  • After a few seconds add onion and sauté till it is slightly golden brown.
  • Next put tomato, peas and stir for about a minute.
  • Add turmeric, garam masala, salt, mix well and sauté for about 30 seconds on a medium flame.
  • Now add cabbage and mix well to fold in all the contents in the kadhai/wok, add ketchup and mix well again.
  • Cover the kadhai/wok and cook the upkari till it is done. Keep stirring it occasionally.
  • Once the cabbage and peas are fully cooked, switch off the flame and add juice of half a lemon and mix well.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot with roti/rice.
  • If you prefer it less spicy you could adjust the measure of garam masala to suit your taste buds.

4 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

simple and easy but all time fav for me looks so tempting

curryworld said...

lovely pic..def try this out ..have added u in my bloggroll
love
veena

suparna said...

Veena- Thanks for adding me in your blog roll. TC

suparna said...

Veena- Thanks for adding me in your blog roll. TC