Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Gujarati Series: Sambharo (Green Cabbage,Carrots and Bell Peppers)

Sambharo is nothing more than a few veggies sauteed in Oil, Mustard seeds and is an accompaniment to the main meal, and is quite like a warm salad.

I make this Sambharo quite often, with an array of veggies, sometimes using just carrots and bell peppers, other times, shredded green Papaya and Chilies, red Cabbage and beets, Carrots and Chilies, Carrots and Cabbage....or my favorite, and the typical Gujarati combination of Green Cabbage, Bell peppers and Carrots.

This typical dish is found in many Gujarati thalis.......try this the next time for a healthy alternative to the cold green salads.

Here is the recipe:
  • 1 Cup: Green Cabbage -chopped
  • 1 Large Bell pepper: Chopped
  • 1 large Carrot: Chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp: Corn Oil
  • Mustard Seeds, Turmeric, Asafoetida, Salt, A pinch of sugar - to taste
Heat Oil in a pan. Add the Mustard seeds and the asafoetida. When they sizzle, add the turmeric and the cabbage, carrots and bell pepper. Stir fry on high heat. Be careful though and keep stirring, Cabbage burns easily.

You want to leave these veggies crunchy, and not too soft. Add the Seasonings, give it a stir and remove from heat.

This is delicious with some Chapatis and Yogurt,and a gravy based Sabzi.

This is my "S" Entry to Nupur's 'A-Z of Indian Vegetables'.


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