Friday, September 4, 2009

Lunch Box Series : LBS#51 ~ Cabbage Dry Curry!

I haven't been cooking anything new lately, blame it on the releases on the work front, plus the discussions on the book, plus the regular school blues. On top of this, something like the tragic death of AP's CM YSR is bound to lower the spirits of my folks. I never knew they will get deeply affected by it. I am not so politically inclined, though I was feeling sad to know the tragic end.

Well I am sure your daily happenings are much more interesting than my usual routine, which when I think back, bores me to death. I really wonder how I can get away doing the same thing again and again and not feel I need to change it. Anyway that's another post to ponder! Out of all, the worse thing I happen to miss is to record my boys' hold on language getting better! I simply love their babbling. And when Chinnu tries to speak, I can visualize himself thinking clearing yet finding it hard to get the right word out. Guess the many languages he is being exposed too, is the culprit. He ends up using all the language he knows in one sentence!

Will try to record their antics soon, meanwhile let me share a simple cabbage dry curry that makes a great side dish for rice and dal!

Today's Lunch Box had

Endumirapakaya Pappu ~ Dal with Red Chilli
Dry Cabbage Curry
Cumin pepper Rasam
Curd Rice

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Dry Cabbage Curry with Coconut, Green Chilies!

Ingredients Needed:

Cabbage - 250 gms
Onions - 1 small
Tomato - 1 medium (opt)
Coconut - 4 tbsp
Green Chillies - 3 -4 nos
Salt to taste
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 3 -4 nos
Oil - 2 tsp

Method to prepare:

  1. Chop cabbage very fine. Grind the coconut and green chilies to fine paste. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat a kadai with oil, temper with mustard seeds, urad dals, curry leaves. Then add chopped onions and saute it till pink.
  3. Then add the ground coconut, chili paste and fry till its well done. Mix well and add salt. If you are using tomatoes, add at this stage, else continue with the chopped cabbage.
  4. Simmer and cover with lid and cook for 10 mins. Stir in intervals to ensure the bottom does not get burnt.
  5. Cook till done. Its always good to leave the cabbage till crispy.
  6. Serve with rice and dal.


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Enjoy your lunch box! Will be back soon, until next time, happy weekend!

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13 comments :

Shri said...

Love cabbage as a dry curry, Srivalli!And tell me about kids talking in different languages in one sentence in addition to their own lingo!

Priya said...

Just love with hot steaming rice and papads, my fav..

Vidhya said...

lunch box looks delicious Valli... Love the cabbage dry curry

Sharmila said...

This is the only way I like to have cabbage .. other than when adding fish. I love fresh coconut in it and with rotis. Your lunch boxes always make me hungry Valli. :-)

sowmya said...

nice curry..simple and comfort food,i would say

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cabbage curry should be like this!! Its looking perfect,just the way I want :)

himani said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog and I should say- I am in love with your blog and wonder how you can manage kids, work and blog together...Kudos to you...
I noticed that Chinnu was babbling in many languages. I recently read few books and articles on children language development and learned that kids brain is hardwired to learn many languages at once especially before they are 7-8 yrs old. It also helps to hone their intellectual skills. I've a toddler and I speak with him in three languages telugu, hindi and ofcourse, English.
So please let Chinnu Rock!!!!

Mansi said...

I would love to have cabbage in this form.

Hari Chandana said...

What a delicious curry... looks very tempting.. :)

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Nags said...

+ jeera - tomato and you have cabbage thoran:)

Parita said...

My mom makes similar cabbage fry for my dad's tiffin, i love it with roti

Happy cook said...

You are loike me , routine bore me too.
Love the lunchbox, how i really wish i had that .

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