Friday, December 12, 2008

My Green Goddess

I hate to 'simply plop'a recipe without attempting some story or humour as I usually do, but there isn't any this time. And I don't seem to have the energy to contrive something, either. There are quite a few pictures of what I've made and cooked over the past couple of weeks but the way I feel now, they will all take a while seeing the light of day.

Various events over the past couple of weeks have kept me away from the blogs and I'm not too sure this is a definitive, regular return. However, it's been too long for me and I want to take small steps towards coming back before lethargy consumes me and a good hobby goes to pot for want of nothing. So here goes ...

As usual, this was born out of slowly wrinkling leftovers from my fridge. Someone who ate it said it was unusual, and I thought it was, too, till I ran a search, and of course, found several results for this combination.

Well, I will call it my Green Goddess and hope you enjoy it as much too!

Green Capsicum/Green bell pepper: 3, chopped small
Cabbage: 1-1/2 cups, shredded
Mustard seed: 1 tsp
Green chilli: 3, chopped
Cumin seed: 1/2 tsp
Urad dal/Black gram: 2 tsp
Salt: to taste
Oil: 1-2 tsp
Water: to sprinkle

In a frying pan, heat the oil and temper with the mustard, cumin and black gram.

Lower heat to minimum, add the capsicum, saute a minute.

Then add the cabbage, mix well, saute some more.

Add the salt, mix.

If you like, sprinkle some water and cover immediately. Simmer till it softens.

Make sure it doesn't brown or burn.

32 comments:

  1. thats a nice combo, i have both veggies in my fridge now, actually :)

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  2. I was wondering where you were???
    capsicum and cabbage> never tried that in one...

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  3. Unusual combo. Pic looks nice too.

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  4. This looks delcious. Unusual combo but I am sure it tasted as great as it looks!

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  5. I love cabbage, but my hubby and daughter hates it. I love if it is done the indian way.
    This green goddess looks yumm.

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  6. Capsicuma nd cabbage really unusual combo. Looks gr8.

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  7. Looks great! I went to this party in India where the hostess had the same combo but coked with Basmati rice to make a pulao. It was delicious.

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  8. Don't know why cabbage has a bad rap,I hated it before I started liking it. Will try it with capsicum.

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  9. Good to see you Sra... I like this combination and actually make a raitha of it too... :)

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  10. Sra,
    Good to see you back with a nice post..the stir/fry looks great...
    Capsicum imparts a good flavor with Cabbage, I think when its hot, just drop in some butter over it, the greens will sizzle a liitle more...
    hugs and smiles

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  11. Bell pepper and cabbage, interesting combo! Story or no story, your posts are always nice to read :)

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  12. Looks great, Sra! Nice combo of colors! :)

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  13. Lovely innovation...and simple recipe.Nice capture too :-)

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  14. I like that you have equal amounts of capsicum and cabbage Sra. When I make cabbage this way, it's usually the main vegetable and I throw in a little bit of peas and carrots just for the color. Will try it this way sometime.

    Mamatha

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  15. Hey, I know what you mean, take it easy.

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  16. I love your green goddess :-D

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  17. good to se you back..Lovely combo..:)

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  18. Oh how long should I wait to read another post! Good that you came back else would have called you today. This is really a rare combo for sure. Hope it would have tasted great. And the lunch invitation is still alive and you can fix up any time (and the menu too) during the weekends ! Welcome home Sra!

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  19. I thought cabbage and green beans but capsicum sounds great too!
    Good to see u back Sra!

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  20. Perfect title for such a healthy, greenish curry! Looks so yummy too!

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  21. emmmm...that does look good sra!..was wondering why no posts!..

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  22. Very Nice combination. I guess the capsicum would add a nice flavor to cabbage...

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  23. I like your small steps plan for getting back into regular blogging... I am in the same boat, it is getting really hard to keep the energy level up when it comes to this particular hobby... :(

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  24. This combination is unusual to me too. I love both these veggies, so I'm sure its good.
    I tend to do this with cabbage and green beans.

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  25. Green is good ,always! love the curry:)

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  26. Different combo! lovely pic.

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  27. hi, awesome pic! I did exactly the same thing when I found cabbage and capsicum slowly d(r)ying in my fridge. I added peas too to the dish the last time I made it. I really never know why I buy these veggies and everytime they are always 'leftover' in the fridge..

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  28. I have some fresh capsicum and some frozen cabbage. Thanks for the lovely idea :)

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  29. Folks, thank you all for the nice comments.

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  30. That's a unique combination, cabbage and green bell peppers! Looks lovely.

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  31. Looks like a thoran, braised but still crunchy. So healthy, too.

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  32. healthy and nice,think will try this out tonight!

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