Everyone knows all about cabbage, right? It's cheap. That's
probably your only opinion about cabbages. Nobody has any
opinion on this wonderful green vegetable. However, the
following recipe is guaranteed to impress your friends
and neigbhors in just minutes...
- 2-3 jalapenos, quartered
- 1 cabbage
- shredded carrots (optional, but pretty important)
- corn oil for stir frying
- 2 pinches of hing
- 1/4 tsp. of mustard seeds
Cut the cabbage. This means quarter it, cut out the centers,
and finely chop into thin shreds.
Put a little bit of corn oil in a pan. Heat over a low flame.
To the hot oil add the mustard seeds. Wait until the mustard
seeds start popping. (Note: you will probably want to tilt
the pan so that all the oil comes together in one corner of
the pan, on the heat.)
Add in the hing. Now braise the chillies. (Braise means to
cook in oil until the skins of the chillies starts to blister).
Throw in the cabbage. Keep in mind that the cabbage cooks down a
lot. Turn up the flame. Cook for about 7-10 minutes
for a standard pot, less if you use a wok.
Salt to taste (about 1 tsp. recommended). You can serve this hot
If you do put in carrots, put them in just before the cabbage.
Of course, experiment with the spicing.
For a more juicy variety, put in some salt before you put
in the cabbage; this will draw more water out of the cabbage
early in the cooking process.
If you are growing chilli peppers of any sort, put your
plants under lots of stress. Take as little care of them
as possible, and hope for hot,dry weather. This makes them
as spicy as possible (there's no point in having bland chillies,