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Name of the recipe - Cabbage subji

 Ingredients

Cabbage subji

1 medium head cabbage, chopped fine (approximately
6 cups)

2 tablespoons safflower oil

½ teaspoon black mustered seeds

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

1 pinch hing

¼ teaspoon turmeric

½ small green chili, chopped fine

¼ teaspoon salt

Method of Preparation

Wash the cut cabbage twice. Heat a saucepan on medium heat and add the oil, mustered seeds, cumin seeds, hing , turmeric and green chili. Sauté until the seeds pop. Add the cabbage and salt. Stir and cover. Simmer on low heat until the cabbage is tender, but slightly crisp, about 8-10 minutes.

Note

Cabbage is bitter, astringent, cooling and pungent. It is light, digestive and kindles gastric fire. Due to the binding and dry qualities, it can cause constipation and gas.

Although this recipe does balance tridosha, vata should eat it in moderation. The turmeric, hing and salt help alleviate the quantities, it can cause constipation and gas.

Medicinal Use
Acts as a mild diuretic.

 


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