This is a simple recipe for a subji (vegetable dish) that I learnt from the mother of an ex-girlfriend. I am unsure if it was her invention or something that she herself picked up while living in India, but it is a very interesting preparation for cabbage, one that shows off the affinity cabbage has for nuts. And the leftovers make a very fine breakfast.
- Slice the cabbage into long shreds.
- In a wok or cast iron skillet, heat the oil. Add the cabbage and stir occasionally, allowing the cabbage to toast a little against the pan. Sprinkle with salt, to taste. When done, remove the cabbage to a serving dish.
- In the pan, add the butter, black mustard seeds, coconut, chili flakes, and turmeric. Set on a low flame, until the the mustard seeds pop and the coconut toasts. Pour these spices over the cabbage and toss to cover.
This makes a good accompanying dish to muttar paneer or chole or any other tomato-based dish.
* Devon Hart, one of our Everything2 Test Cooks, strongly recommends using ghee.
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