Bund Gobi Aur Matar
A delicious side dish of spiced cabbage with green peas.
1 small head green cabbage
1 1/4 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 fresh jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
- Core the cabbage and slice into fine long shreds.
- Put the peas in a strainer and hold them under running water until they separate.
- Preheat the oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy skillet. When hot add the cumin seeds and bay leaves, cooking for just a few seconds. Quickly add the cabbage and peas, stirring to mix well. Add the turmeric and cayenne, mixing well. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Add the jalapeño, salt and sugar, stir to mix; cover and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add the garam masala, stir gently to mix and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.