Oil Free Cabbage – Vegan

You need:

  • A fistful or more of peanuts.
  • A square inch of coconut.
  • Two cloves garlic.
  • Three green chillies.
  • A medium head if cabbage, finely diced.

First heat a thick bottomed pan and dry roast the peanuts and coconut. The peanuts get cooked and the coconut releases it’s oils. Let them cool and roughly grind along with chillies and garlic. Very little grinding. The idea is to mix them well without powdering the peanuts.

In the heated pan add the cabbage and arrange into a doughnut shape. This will the cabbage to cook without getting a boiled flavor. Stir occasionally. When it has softened add the mixed peanuts.

Serve hot or cold.

Honey Sesame Cabbage

IMG_20170801_100425497-01

You need:

  • A full head of cabbage. Cut into long strips.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil.
  • pepper and salt.

Super simple as always.

Just roast the cabbage on a hot grill pan. You can also broil it in the oven. But a stovetop is easier. You may need to do the cabbage in batches. As cabbage shrinks when its cooked you can add them all back into the pan before the final step.

Whisk together honey and oil. Drizzle this over the cabbage. Season with salt and pepper. Its a simple and nice dish that goes great with any grilled protein.

Cabbage Stir

IMG_20170707_101329036~2

With the change in weather, protecting against respiratory illness is very important.

The following ingredients:

  1. Cumin: Aid in digestion, improve immunity.
  2. Ajwain: Treats Common Cold. Also for Ear and Tooth Ache.
  3. Coriander Seeds: Aids Digestion and cures Cold And Flu.
  4. Nigella Seeds (Kalonji): Improve immunity.
  5. Dry red chilies: Anti inflammatory.
  6. Cabbage
  7. Peanuts
  8. Coconut oil.

Heat oil and fry the peanuts. Then add the remaining ingredients except cabbage. Roast till it becomes very fragrant. Add cabbage in small batches so it can be mixed evenly.

Season with salt and add in a little sugar as well. Cook on low heat till cabbage is done. Tilt the pan and push the cabbage to one side. Increase heat and dry up the water.

Enjoy your medicines as lunch. Compliment it with some hard boiled eggs.

 

 

Cabbage, Lemon Chicken

PhotoGrid_1497539861752

A super simple one pot meal with high protein and low carbs.

Squeeze the juice of a lemon on chicken pieces. Liberally apply pepper powder and some salt. If you have time let it marinate for some time. But its optional.

Heat oil and carefully place the chicken pieces in it. Cook covered for about 5 mins on the high heat. Open and carefully push the chicken to one side. Place chopped up cabbage beside the chicken. Cover and cook on low heat for about 15 mins. This is enough time for everything to get cooked.

Open and reduce the sauce by cooking it at high heat.

If you liked this dish, check out a similar recipe here.

Cabbage Poriyal

Heat coconut oil. Temper the oil with a teaspoon of cumin and mustard seeds. Add a fistful of curry leaves. As the fragrance is released add a couple of chopped up carrots.

A minute or two later add thinly sliced cabbage. Cook till they get soft and tender on high and medium heat. To know when its ready, simply eat a piece and check.

Garnish with grated coconut.

Eat as an accompaniment to rice and lentils or as a standalone salad.

Caramelized Cabbage with Chicken

When I order a sizzler at a restaurant, one of my favorite things about it is the caramelized cabbage on which everything else is set. This recipe is an attempt to enjoy the same at home but with a healthy touch to it.

Arrange thickly chopped cabbage, some carrots, garlic and chicken thighs in a heavy pressure pan. Season with salt and pepper.

wp-1490856028092.jpg

Do not add any water. Cook on a high flame with the lid on but no weight blocking the vent. IN 5-6 mins you will get a the smell of something burning. Ignore it for about 4 mins and then reduce the heat and let it cook for about 10 mins. Open and mix everything. Now place the weight and cook for exactly one whistle.

When pressure has subsided, open and check the base of the pan. There will be a bit of burnt cabbage at the bottom. With the heat on at medium, add lemon juice and deglaze the pan by scrapping with steel spoon.

Serve hot or cold.

The umami kick will get you going yummy yummy yummy.

 

Minty Coleslaw

wp-1488178222139.jpeg

After a very hectic weekend filled with some amazing fun in the sand, I wanted a simple lunch. In other words something that is quick to make and yummy to eat.

So a simple coleslaw with a minty twist.

Shredded cabbage and iceberg lettuce. Into the mixie when a lot of mint leaves, pepper, 2 green chilies, garlic and salt. Mixed into this some cream and mayonnaise. Combined everything. Check seasoning, add some more pepper powder for heat.

Boiled eggs bring in the proteins and fats to make it a filling lunch.

Enjoy a quick and yummy lunch at work.