Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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


Sambharo is nothing more than a few veggies sauteed in Oil, Mustard seeds and turmeric......it 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'.

31 comments:

archana said...

Warm Salad, such a simple healthy recipe and yet delicious. I liked the various options /combos to make this dish.
The photo is looking very nice, will certainly make this Sambharo :)

Vcuisine said...

nice colourful salad Trupti. Viji

Latha said...

a very nice variation to the normal salads. are the vegetables left to stay crunchy? can one also add some green chillies? and pls. do tell us how to make it with shredded green papaya. i've never used this in my cooking tho' i see them a lot at the asian grocery. thanks for sharing traditional recipes with us, Trupti!

Asha said...

Love it too:))
I have Cabbage stir fry like that and tastes great with chapatis.We just call it Cabbage palya.Sambaro sounds good.Simple and delicious entry.

Saju said...

nice sambharo, Trupti!

Richa said...

hey trupti, we are so on the same page, can not believe it :) may kaley gajar/capsicum sambhaar banaviyu aney post karvani hati! Urs looks yum and u r so right about the variations that can be done. mari recipe thodi alag che!
hugs

Sharmi said...

Trupti, Sambharo looks great.
BTW thanks for letting me know regarding artichokes and also through Ingedient of the week which explained a lot. will try for sure.
hugs
Sharmi

Cynthia said...

A beautiful medley of colours and textures and indeed, healthy too. Beautiful pic, Trupti.

Jyothi said...

What a lovely colors of veggies. Colorful and looks yummy too. Thanks for sharing.

Manasi said...

Warm Salad! I like this!!! The picture is so tempting!! I love the colors!!

anusharaji said...

simple and colorful
thx

TheCooker said...

That looks good! So colourful.
We are on the same page for this week's 'S...is for' :)

Anonymous said...

Just one suggestion, never fry cabbage family of vegetables (that includes cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli) Frying destroys nutrients reposible for cancer prevention, instead you could micrwave them. Max 2 minutes frying has shown to retain the nutrients, anything more than that renders your vegetables practically grass.

Suganya said...

Thtz Indian-style stir-fry. Simple and healthy.

Sreelu said...

Trupti,

Delicious and colorful salad, raw papaya never tried it in a salad.

Kribha said...

Looks so colorful, simple and healthy. I'm out of cabbage right now, if not I would have done this today. Will try it soon. Thanks for sharing this.

Mallugirl said...

yummy salad. and so much variety in texture.

Prashanth said...

Tripped onto this delightful blog from Nav's Corner. Completely and totally bowled over. oooooooh, the pics!

Nupur said...

"A warm salad"...that is the perfect description! The veggies look crunchy and bright and inviting, and the spicy "dressing" is very tempting!

sunita said...

This is almost regular in our house...the best bit is that a variety of veggies can be used to create a colourful dish...and it's so easy as well...

DEEPA said...

very yummy and colorful it looks ..

Sandeepa said...

The name is really nice, reminds me of some song

KitchenAromas said...

Oh the belnd of those colors look so great! It sure is simple to throw together too. Is this pronounced the way I read it? South Indian Sambhar followed by an 'Oh'? :)

You've been dishing out some wonderful stuff, I am off to play catch up!
--Roopa

Garrett said...

oooh, this looks so simple and colorful! beautiful shot too

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is looking great...Colourful dish....Love it..

Seema said...

Trupti,
Lovely colorful dish girl. Sambharo sounds so much like sambar. Loved the way the tri colors are incorporated in the dish. Lovely photography.
-
seema

Kajal said...

WOW....very simple and colourful idea Trupti, Really you take pic very well.......Looks yummy my dear.:)
Cheers 4 our guju dish!!!!!!!!!!

Deepak Gopi said...

beautiful in appearance,Hope it is delicious too.

Aruna Nayak said...

Hello Trupti,

Tried this dish. Its tasty and simple. Thanks.

Prema Sundar said...

looks colourful .. sometimes I make palyas with cabbage, carrot and green beans. Warm salad is a wonderful idea.

Creativecook said...

What a stunningly beautiful dish. Simple, healthy and I am sure great tasting.

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