Monday, February 6, 2012

Purple Cabbage & Peanut Chutney/Dip

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I love purple cabbage not only because of its vibrant color but also because its so healthy. A low carbohydrate/starch vegetable and suits all dietary needs. This is one of the regular vegetable I buy from the farmers market and I always have it in stock. I add this to salads, soups, pasta, curries and what not. I had little bit of this chopped cabbage left and was looking for ways to make use of it before I buy another fresh one.  So when I had to make some side dish for our Sunday Morning Breakfast, I  decided to use up this cabbage. The result was an easy, delicious and healthy chutney.  This chutney made with purple cabbage, spices and peanuts taste great with Indian dishes and also tastes good with some fresh cut celery, cucumber. So do give this a try and let me know, how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking Time – 10 Minutes

Serves – 4

Ingredients

Chopped purple cabbage – 2 Cups(loosely packed)

Pearl Onions – 1/3 Cup

Peanuts – 1/3 Cup

Green Chilies – 4 to 5 or to taste

Tamarind – 1 inch piece

Salt – 1 Tsp or to taste

Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 Tsp

Split Urad Dal – 1 Tbsp

Asafoetida – small pieces




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Method

1) Heat a pan and once hot add the coconut oil. Once the oil is warm add the peanuts and saute till they are slightly brown and remove them from the heat. Now in the same oil, add the mustard seeds and asafoetida piece. . After the mustard seeds stop spluttering add the urad dal and the tarmarind piece.

2) After the urad dal slightly browns , remove the tamarind piece along with some urad dal and mustard seeds. Add the green chilies(chopped) and pearl onions and saute till the onion turns translucent.

3) Now add the chopped cabbage and saute for 5-7 minutes on high heat and switch off. Let this cool for some time.

4) Now transfer the contents to a food processor, add the tamarind piece,salt, roasted peanuts and little bit of water and blend till a smooth paste. Add the reserved mustard seeds and urad dal back to this stir and serve along with Idli or Dosai or use it as a dip with some fresh cut veggies.

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Events

Sending this to Sangee’s Show me your Hits.

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Sending this to Priya’s Now Serving The Big Chutney Chow Down.

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Sending this to Ria’s Spotlight Winter Vegetables.

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36 comments:

Aarthi said...

Awesome Recipe..Bookmarked..

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Vimitha Anand said...

The dip looks so yummy. Nice chutney

Sravs said...

looks wonderful and delicious one !!

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Nice combo for chutney...Never tried using cabbage for chutneys...Looks good...

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Never tried chutney with Purple cabbage, sounds delicious :)

faseela said...

wow...very new...not yet tried dip with cabbage....lovely recipe

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

dips looks so delicious..i like the combo and color

Julie said...

Love the purple color and lovely fibre rich dip..never thought to add peanuts with cabbage,wonderful recipe!!

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Alpana said...

What a nice way of using Purple cabbage.......looks delectable.....will try soon.

Hema said...

Looks awesome, nice color, nice chutney..

Kalyani said...

dip looks yummy .........

Now Serving said...

I would LOVE to try this, Sadhana! I am not a fan of cabbage per se, except in certain forms but eat it because it is really healthy - I have to bookmark this chutney to try esp with the peanuts- thanks - a perfect entry for my event :)))

Vidhya said...

Sounds like a delicious and healthy dip.Loved the beautiful color of the dip too.

Indulge said...

Sound like a yum dip.. never tried purple cabbage in cooking. We eat it raw as a salad.
Love Ash.

maha said...

Sounds diff.but looks delicious and healthy chutney.Loved the beautiful color of the chutney dear.........

divya said...

Awesome recipes...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and wonderful looking dip. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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Indrani said...

Very creative and healthy chutney, thanks for linking it to my event,Spotlight : Winter vegetable, would love to have some more recipes from u if pos., archived entries are also welcome

SouthIndianHome said...

Chutney looks delicious .amazing clicks

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very unique dip looks so yumm

hemalata said...

Delicious looking chutney with nice clicks.

Rekha shoban said...

yummy chutney!!!

Pasta And Paratha said...

I am going to try this one out as early as tomorrow!

Pari said...

Hi. That's a tasty way to use the red cabbage. Simply yummy.

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Kanchan said...

I've never prepared anything with purple cabbage .. this looks interesting !

Kaveri said...

hmmm...That's an interesting chutney... Never thought of using cabbage this way

Ramya said...

lovely dip....new combination and healthy combo

Archana said...

I brought this once but did not enjoy it. Looks like I made a mistake. Love this recipe. Thanks.

sangee vijay said...

chutney sounds interesting and yummy,healthy dip indeed...loved it!!
thanks for linking to the event
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Kalyani said...

wonderful way to use purple cabbage :) yummy dip too :) bookmarking this dear!


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Ramya said...

Thatz a lovely combination:-) Soo going to try it!

Miriam said...

What an amazing dip! Loved it :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Gayathri NG said...

Healthy n tasty chutney...

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

purple cabbage, wow... never tasted chutney made out of it... looks nice

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious combo of purple cabbage and peanut chutney I am in love with it.

DV said...

Kudos for your creativity! definitely a great combo!

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