Sautéed Cabbage with Fenugreek

Sautéed Cabbage with Fenugreek

If you are looking for a simple side dish with a meal, consider cooking cabbage with spices.  The subtly laced flavors of fenugreek seeds  transform this often shunned vegetable into a wholesome, nourishing bowlful.

This is my mum in law’s recipe. I have been making this for many years now. The ease and convenience is what I love in this one. When I was first introduced to it twenty some years ago, I  found the flavors  intriguing and quite different that I was used to: which happens to be cabbage cooked with garam masala and ginger and also with fish head!

Ingredients

  • approx. 8 cups packed (8 oz measure cup)  finely chopped cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoon black or brown mustard seeds
  • a small pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds/methi
  • 2 whole dry red chilli pepper
  • 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • about a teaspoon of salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup shelled peas (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro/coriander leaves and lemon juice for garnish
Read the whole recipe on eCurry