Chicken & Cabbage Stir Fry with Lemon Grass

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This is a super quick and very refreshing dish.

You need:

  • One chicken breast, boneless and cut into small pieces.
  • 200 gms of chopped cabbage.
  • Some basil leaves.
  • One or two stalks of lemongrass. Only the white part, finely diced.
  • Some shallots chopped up.
  • A few thin slices of ginger.
  • Green chilies, 2 or 3 chopped up.
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted peanut powder.
  • A teaspoon of grated coconut.

Heat coconut oil. Follow this order to cook everything without fear of burning anything.

  1. Fry the ginger, shallots and green chilies.
  2. Add the lemon grass and mix well.
  3. Add the chicken and cook till they turn white on the outside.
  4. Add the cabbage. Cook by toggling between medium and high heat. When chicken is fully cooked, the dish is almost done.
  5. Add the basil, coconut and peanut powder.
  6. Switch off the stove but keep stirring. The peanut powder has a tendency to stick to the base of the pan and burn. Stirring will avoid that.

Squeeze some lemon juice to lift the flavors a little more.

Constructing a Quick and Simple Salad

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Bring together these elements and make it a part of your lunch.

You Need:

  • Base: Shredded cabbage. Cheap and easy to use.
  • Sweetness: Pomegranate seeds. Loaded with goodness.
  • Color and Crunch: Diced Carrots.
  • Spice: Diced red onion.
  • Glue: Any mayonnaise or spread. Used here is 2 tablespoons of Spicy Harissa.
  • Freshness: Basil leaves.
  • Omega 3: Add in some toasted seeds.

That is all we need. Add the ingredients in any quantity you want.

The Quick and Easy Meal

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The biggest concern every cook has is that they will forget the dish on the stove and end up with a burnt dish. This is an almost burn proof dish. Minimal work and very less attention needs to be paid.

You need:

  • A small head of cabbage, finely sliced.
  • 2 small carrots, thin slices.
  • 2 medium capsicums, chopped into 5 mm squares.
  • Any dressing. Ueed here is Harrisa.
  • Two whole wheat phulkas.

Lay the capsicum and carrots on the base of a thick pan. Spread the cabbage on top. Cook on low heat for about 10-12 mins. Do not stir. Do not worry. Even if it burns a little, it will only make the dish taste better. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Mix well. Let it cool.

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Once its warm but not hot mix in 2-3 tablespoons of any dressing. You can use mayonnaise, southwest, thousand island or anything. I used Harissa, because I had it at home.

Toast the phulkas on low heat. This will make it crispy. You can also use khakras, tacos, papads or anything crispy. which you can use as a spoon.

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

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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

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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

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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.