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Vegan Indian Recipes - Vegetables / Curries
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Cabbage with Mustard Seeds
from Lon Hall

Adapted from "The Great Curries of India" by Camellia Panjabi (Simon & Schuster, 1995)
by the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen.

  • 1 (14- to 16-ounce) head cabbage
  • salt
  • water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 serrano chile, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced ginger root
  • 10 curry leaves, optional
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp sugar
Note: Most of you probably don't have a curry (kari) plant in your back yard like I do.
But you can usually get the dried leaves (and sometimes the much superior fresh leaves) from an Indian grocery.

Shred cabbage and soak in salted water to cover 15 minutes.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high and add mustard seeds.

When seeds crackle, add chile, ginger and curry leaves.
Saute 1 minute.

Add cabbage, salt and sugar to taste.
Saute, mixing all ingredients well.
Cook uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally, until done to preferred consistency.

Makes 4 servings.