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Friday, 12 August 2011

Prawns in cabbage saute

Cabbage is an item known for it's nutritious values. It's rich  in vitamins, this green vegetable is a very tasty item. There are various ways to consume cabbage. One of the most available items in any part of the world, cabbage was originated in the Mediterranean region from a leafy part called wild mustard. Cabbage has got wide medicinal importance and used to cure acute inflammation , peptic ulcers. Besides cabbage is a very good item for people who are on restricted diet, as cabbage is a low calorie item. Prawns in cabbage saute makes a wonderful combination . Lets see the method of preparation.

Cabbage ( 1 big sized, chopped nicely)
Turmeric powder ( 1 teaspoon)
Ginger-garlic paste ( 1 teaspoon)
Cumin seeds ( 1 pinch)
Prawns ( 250 gms., shells removed and cleaned nicely)
Green chillies ( 2-3 pieces)
Garam masala [ a blend of cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, cloves] ( 2 teaspoons)
Oil for frying (mustard oil is preferable)

Procedure: The prawns procured should be fresh. While cleaning, care should be taken that shells and excretory duct are removed. Marinate the prawns in turmeric powder , salt , ginger-garlic paste for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a container and release the marinated prawns in it. The prawns should be cooked till they are soft. Remove the prawns and keep aside. The cabbage should be chopped finely and into smaller parts. Heat oil in a conatiner. Dash cumin seeds, garam masala , ginger garlic paste into it. Add the cabbage into the container.Cook the cabbage in low flame for 15 minutes till the vegetable releases water and reduces in volume. Add turmeric powder and salt as per taste. Add the already cooked prawns to it and mix well with the help of a spatula.Add 1/2 cup of water to the mixture and cook for 5 minutes till the water dries up and the flavor of the prawns mix well with the cabbage. Garnish with green chillies slit in between. It's now ready to be served.

This dish is a wonderful combination of cabage with a non vegetarian item. I must say that prawns when cooked with vegetables makes a very good fusion dish and the taste is really mention worthy. Make this dish and serve it to your family , I guarantee they will love it to a great extent. You are sure that your family members will enjoy this 'finger licking ' dish.

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