Thursday, 15 November 2012

Cabbage Salad or Cabbage Kosambari



Did you know that the cheap, humble looking and so widely used cabbage could work miracles? 
The health benefits of cabbage include treatment of constipation, stomach ulcers, headache, excess weight, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer's disease.
Research has proved that cabbage is helpful in cancer prevention.
This is due to the three different types of nutrient richness found in this widely enjoyed food. 
Hence it is very beneficial to include cabbage in our diet atleast 2-3 times a week.
However I enjoy raw cabbage more than cooked, and this salad is one of my most favorite salads.I learnt this salad from my mom.
Serves 4
Ingredients:
Cabbage - 1 small around 250-300 gms
Green chilies - 2 - finely chopped
Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch - finely chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5
Dry red chilly - 1
Lemon - 1
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Optional
Onion - 1/2 - chopped o
Grated coconut fresh/desiccated - 1 handful
Method:
Finely chop the cabbage and keep aside.
Now take a large salad bowl, add the cabbage, salt, grated coconut or chopped onions , green chillies, coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.
Now take a seasoning pan, add 1/2 tsp oil, keep on low heat, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chilly and allow to crackle.
Mix into the salad bowl along with the cabbage and other ingredients.
Serve chilled.

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