Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Crunchy Cabbage ~ A Microwave Recipe

Today my post is dedicated to all the working moms who in spite of putting in nine to ten hours a day in office cooks for her family just because she cares. She knows that home cooked food is best for her child even though her heart is crying out for ordering something from outside, to skip cooking for the day, arrange for something to eat quickly and go off to bed, she is just too exhausted at the end of the day. This post goes out to that twenty-first century smart working woman who manages her job inside and outside with equal proficiency.

Crunchy Cabbage

Crunchy Cabbage is essentially a microwave dish one of my most favorite vegetable dishes not just because it is fast but is loaded with nutrition, tastes and looks awesome, flavorful, appetizing, a brilliant dish altogether. You can dish it out in twenty minutes and yes this includes the preparation time as well!! It requires minimum ingredients, uses little oil, is healthy, crunchy, sans onion garlic and pairs up perfectly with hot fulkas/rotis.

Crunchy Cabbage

Here is the recipe and I’m sure you will love it.


  • 1 cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 big capsicum/ Shimla mirch/green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • A pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of grated coconut
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of white oil/any vegetable oil/canola oil

Crunchy Cabbage


Step 1:

Take a microwave proof container and heat oil for 1 minute at full power or 100% power.

Step 2:

Add the mustard seeds, slit green chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves and put in again at full power for 1 minute more.

Step 3:

Now add the shredded cabbage, chopped capsicum, salt, pepper and a little sugar. Mix all the ingredients together with a spatula. Cook for 5-6 minutes at 100% power. Do not cover the container or the dish will lose it’s crunchiness. Take out and give a stir in between.

Step 5:

Sprinkle the grated coconut on top and enjoy crunchy cabbage with hot fulkas!! This is what I call ‘The pleasure of simple eating’….

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