Cabbage with red-bellpepper sauce

The most lovely thing happened yesterday. Actually two. I just finished the book “A homemade life” by Molly Winzenberg of the Orangette blog fame. The book is so simple, so sweet and written with such earnestness and frankness, you feel like you are having a chat with Molly in your patio 🙂 So after I was done with the book, I wrote to her and voila! she replied to me the very next day!!

So all in all … its a very nice book, totally worth a read.

The second wonderful thing — I have finally found a way to eat cabbage, lots of cabbage! Aha!!
I picked this simple recipe from Madhur Jafferey’s cookbook. First I thought that its the same old smelly cabbage, but was I wrong or what? I ate a whole cabbage!!!!

Ingredients:
1 whole cabbage – shredded or sliced roughly
1 large red bellpepper
1 medium onion
2 garlic cloves
Oil
Salt

Method:
1. Wash and shred/slice/cut the cabbage. Try to drain all the water away, dab with a paper towel.
2. In a blender, add roughly chopped bellpepper, onion, garlic cloves, 2 tblsp water and blend into a coarse paste.
3. You may add chilli powder to make it spicy if you like in (2) above
4. Set a wok on high heat. Heat some oil and add the red bellpepper paste from the blender into the oil. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
5. Turn to medium heat and slowly add the cabbage and mix with the paste. Its volume will go down as it heats up. Sprinkle salt and cook for about 10 minutes. Toss the cabbage completely into the paste. Add salt to taste.
Total cooking time is about 10 minutes for the cabbage to cook and the paste to blend in.

Serve hot !!!

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~ by kharasmithaas on April 16, 2010.

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