Boiled cabbage is, perhaps, the most unappetising of vegetables. Yet it remains a firm favourite in every Maharastrian home. Perhaps this simple but delicious recipe is the reason cabbage is one of the staples on the menu.
1 small head of cabbage.
4 simla mirch (green peppers/ capsicum).
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 heaped teaspoon rai (mustard seeds)
1 green chilli , chopped fine (optional)
1/2 teaspoon haldi (turmeric)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon gur (jaggery) or sugar.
Shred the cabbage as fine as possible. Slice the peppers into long strips.
Heat the oil in a wide pan. When hot put in mustard seeds and as they pop add the green chilli, the salt and the turmeric. As you add the turmeric immediately pour in the cabbage and green peppers.Stir well till all the cabbage becomes a light yellow.Add the gur or sugar and stir again. Cover tightly and cook on medium to low heat for about 7 minutes till cabbage is done.