Cook's Hideout: Simple Cabbage Curry

November 07, 2010

Simple Cabbage Curry

The day started on a high note: one extra hour of sleep, thanks to clocks falling back for day light saving and the anticipation of a warm house after getting the heating unit fixed. I made wholegrain waffles for breakfast (not vegan, so no recipe) and made this simple cabbage curry.

But the heating unit is not fixed yet and we are still trapped in an extremely cold house (average home temperatures have been between 54 to 58F). I have my son in at least 3 layers and he started to complain saying "we are not going out Amma, I don't want this shirt". I don't know when this ordeal is going to end. I was wondering if there's any consumer protection groups in US that we can complain about this very unprofessional company we are dealing with. Any suggestions are highly appreciated. We are extremely motivated to complain to anyone who can help us out with this situation.. Thanks in advance.

Moving on to the cabbage kura/ curry recipe.

Cabbage - 3 cups, chopped (I like savoy cabbage, but used the regular one this time)
Onion - 1 small, chopped
Green chilies - 2, slit
Salt - to taste

Grind to a powder:
Putnala pappu (Dalia/ split chana dal) - 2tbsp
Grated dry coconut - 2tbsp
Red chili powder - 1/2tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp

Senagapappu (Chana dal) - 1tsp
Minapappu (Urad dal) - 1tsp
Avalu (Mustard seeds) - 1tsp
Jeera (Cumin seeds) - 1tsp
Dry Red Chili - 1-2
Curry leaves - 6

  • Heat 2tsp oil in a saute pan; Add tempering ingredients and once the seeds start sputtering, add onion and green chilies and saute till onions turn translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped cabbage and cook covered on medium low flame until tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Season with salt and add the dalia powder. Cook uncovered for another 4-5 minutes.
Serve with steamed white rice or roti.


  1. Healthy and yummy cabbage fry...

  2. Oh man that's tough living in this kind of cold temps. I know the Better Business Bureau accepts consumer complaints. You could check if they accept complaints by phone or online. Do you have to stay with this company or could you call someone else? Can you stay with a friend or at a hotel for a few days? Good luck!

  3. Easy anytime recipe and gr8 comfort food. Hope ur unit gets fixed quickly can well imagine how uncomfortable it can be. Wishing u and family a very happy diwali.

  4. Happy belated Diwali, Pavani! The cabbage bhaji sounds yum. Hope your heating woes are now past!

  5. Simple but yet a delicious curry..

  6. Thanks Pushpa.

    Hi Nupur, We have a space heater that we are using in the bedroom, but rest of the house is freezing. We are kind of stuck with this company since we are going through our Home warranty. But I are reaching the end of our limit here and will be taking some tough decisions pretty soon. Thank you for your concern. Oh btw.. checked BBB and guess what this company is not registered with them, but already have 2 complaints. We are going to make it 3 for sure.

    Thanks Monique.. I'm going to try your meal in a BOWL pretty soon.

    Thanks Vandana.

    Thank you Vani.. Nope woes are still with us. Hopefully they will end soon..

    Thank you Priya.

  7. my favt.. n looks yummy n tempting...

  8. simple and delicious curry.. looks perfect !!


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