Monday, June 12, 2006

Cabbage Bhaji - What did I do with it?

Cabbage Bhaji
This is a simple and quick-to-make Bhaji made with cabbage. I have used white cabbage, but Savoy cabbage or Brussels sprouts can also be used to make it. It is great for dieters too.
It is very much a side dish on its own, but I did not serve it as a side dish. I used it as an ingredient in 'something'. Can you guess what I made with it?

In the meanwhile, here is the Recipe for Cabbage Bhaji


4 cups shredded cabbage
3-4 green chillis
a generous pinch turmeric powder
salt to taste
a pinch of sugar (optional)
chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

1 tsp oil
¼ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds

Clockwise from top: a wedge of whole cabbage, coriander leaves, shredded cabbage, green chillis


1. Heat oil in a pan. Once it is hot, add mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering, add the cumin seeds and let them splutter too.

2. Add the shredded cabbage, chopped green chillis and turmeric powder. Sprinkle a little water.

3. Cover the pan and steam-cook the cabbage. Stir it every now and then, especially if you are not using a non-stick pan. Sprinkle some more water, if you see the cabbage sticking to the bottom of the pan.

4. Add sugar, if using. Add salt, stir the cabbage and steam-cook it further until it becomes as soft as you like it.

5. Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve it with chapatis or rice and dal. *

*But but but, I didn't serve it with any of these. I served it as a part of 'something'. Can you guess what that 'something' is?


Anonymous said...

The idea of using an end-product as an ingredient reminds me of the food-chain. How many such examples can you give and how long a chain can you build?? A new blog maybe..

shilpa said...

I am at a total loss Vaishali :(. But let me guess (i know its wrorng..still) did make somekind of wrap, a veggie wrap may be?

Neelu said...

Grilled Sandwich ?
:) Nahi ga, I m very much here. I also make so many things but dint get time to click pics n post. Abhyasala lagli ahe parat, job sathi :)

Neelu said...

I have few more guesess ... May b samosa filling or veggie fritters ?

Revathi said...

Filling for samosa - Or some kind of filling ???

Vineela said...

Hi Vaishali,Veggie wrap or parata filler.

maheeka said...

Patta Gobi (cabbage) paratha?

Nandan said...

wrap, spring rolls and paratha; as suggested above. However, I have one more addition - Pizza topping. It might sound strange, but the very first pizza that my mom made had Cabbage bhaji as one of the toppings.

Also, while discussing Cabbage Bhaji -- how would you make it with chana dal in it?

Sumitha said...

I guess you used it as a filling for spring rolls or samosas or made pakodas!

Anonymous said...

I guess as a samosa filling.

shammi said...

spring rolls? :)

Ashwini said...

My mum used the bhaji to make bread rolls or vege patties. Both werent deep fried and went super with maggi's masala sauce :-) Am I even close??

Vaishali said...

Thank you ALL for taking part in this guessing game. All of us love these games, don't we?

AnonTheReal(?), that was a tactful way of sneaking out of the question.(!)

Shilpa, Neelu, Revathi, Vineela, Maheeka, thanks for stopping by.

Nandan, cabbage Bhaji as pizza topping? Innovative. Does your mother fancy starting a food blog of her own? :)

Sumitha, Anon, Shammi, thank you so much for those guesses.

Ashwini, Maggi Masala Sauce? Don't give me ideas!!

Neelu said...

I guesesd it right : Grilled sandwich :)

Vaishali said...

Yes, you did guess it right, Neelu. Well done. Do you want a prize from me?

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choa said...

Seems nice. is there anything that i could make for my mom because she is sick. and i am 11 so im a bit young but i can cook.

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