Cabbage Curry with Peanuts and Poppy seeds

I like this curry because it goes really well with rice and roti. As I mentioned earlier this was taught to me by my eldest cousin who is a fabulous cook. She would whip up these dishes and give them exotic names and feed us any time of the day. Cabbage is not an often made curry at home without any reason. I prefer to mix it with other vegetables for colour and a different taste. So I added a chopped carrot, 10-12 string beans, a small potato and finely chopped medium onion, along with a head of a finely chopped cabbage .

For the Popu,

1 teaspoon of Urad dal
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
2 dry red chilies
2 green chillies slit lengthwise
A few curry leaves.
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
Oil, Salt to taste.
For the Masala :
1 tablespoon of poppy seeds powdered
1/4 cup of roasted Peanuts coarsely ground
1 teaspoon of dhaniya powder

Do the Popu/tadka/seasoning by heating oil in a skillet and by adding Urad dal, mustard seeds, red chili, green chili, curry leaves in that order one by one. once the curry leaves become crisp, add the onions and saute until they turn pink , add the potatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the carrots, string beans and saute for another 2 minutes . Add the shredded cabbage, add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, salt to taste and keep covered and cook for another 12-15 minutes or until done.

While cooking the veggies, dry roast the poppy seeds until light brown and grind them separately. Note that they dont mix well and grind properly when other spices. Then grind the peanuts and sprinkle both the powders on the cooked curry. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the masala mixes well. Remove from heat and serve hot with rice or roti.

7 thoughts on “Cabbage Curry with Peanuts and Poppy seeds

  1. roopa says:

    this is very interesting masala with peanut and poppy seeds! nice variation!

    As far as I know , this is a common one in vegetarian homes in telangana , AP

  2. bee says:

    i don’t like cabbage because of the smell. do you recommend any other veggie with this?

    Bee you can try bell pepper and pumpkin, but discard the peanuts for pumpkin , instead add sesame seeds or dessicated coconut

  3. Asha says:

    Deepa, I love the poppy seeds in any masala,my ajji’s recipes always have some with coconut!:))
    Looks great ,I will try this.

    Thanks Asha, Try this and let me know how u like it.

  4. Deepa says:

    I amde cabbage masala y’day only ..Have taken the pics and will post it soon …But a different variation in adding peanuts….must try …

  5. nalini says:

    First time commenting here. Got here from Indira’s Blogland. Nice twist on the usual cabbage curry.

    Thanks for dropping by Nalini!

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