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Have a lot of cabbage in your fridge? Just combine with some protein power and you have a great tasting dry saute. Cabbage Pesarapappu (yellow moong) is a simple, healthy recipe this is a breeze to make. We had this dry saute with drumstick chaaru, rice and appadams.
1/2 cup yellow moong dal/pesarapappu, cook till the dal is soft and not mushy
1 onion, very finely chopped
small piece ginger, finely chopped
2 green chillis, slit lengthwise
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
salt to taste
1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds/ria/aavalu
1/4 tsp cumin seeds/jeera/jeelakara
3/4 tsp urad dal/minapappu
2 dry red chillis, tear, de-seed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
few fresh curry leaves
Method for making Cabbage Pesarapappu
Par-boil cabbage with pinch of turmeric and salt to taste till three fourth cooked. Drain and keep aside.
Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the cumin seeds, urad dal and saute till the dal turns red. Add the garlic, red chillis and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.
Add the chopped onions, chopped ginger, green chillis and turmeric pwd and saute till the onions turn transparent. Add the cooked moong dal and cabbage and combine.
Add salt to taste and stir fry for a few more mts till the flavors blend and the cabbage retains a bit of crunch.