Thursday, 11 January 2018

Cabbage Raita/ Mosaru gojju

Cabbage is a vegetable which is nutritionally rich, but with low carbohydrates. It is a great source of dietary fibre, vitamins & minerals. Using uncooked cabbage is a good option, especially for diabetics. Main concern usually is the pesticides & insecticides used while growing them. It is better to wash the cabbage in warm salt water before using in order to remove major chemicals from it. This was the suggestion that I got from a nutritionist. Here is a recipe to consume raw cabbage; that is without cooking. Very simple recipe yet it makes an attractive addition to your menu.


Ingredients:
Cabbage – 3-4 tender leaves (¼ cup finely chopped)
Green chilli – 1 (optional)
Coriander leaves – a few
Salt – to taste
Pepper powder – a pinch
Roasted cumin powder – ¼ tsp
Thick curds – ½ cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin – ¼ tsp

Method:
Wash cabbage leaves in running water. Soak them in warm water with added salt, keep aside for 5 minutes. Drain water completely and wash once again in tap water. Chop washed cabbage very fine. Chop green chilli, coriander leaves. Take all of them in a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, chopped coriander leaves. Add thick fresh curds and mix well. Do not use sour curds which will not taste good. Dry roast ¼ tsp cumin seeds and crush to get powder or use readymade cumin powder. Sprinkle cumin powder on the raita. Temper remaining ¼ tsp cumin and mustard seeds in oil and season raita with it. Serve this raita as a side dish for rice items (Pulav, Biriyani or Bisibele bhath) or with Paratha.



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