Cabbage Carrot Peas Stir fry

cabbage carrot peas stir fry
A simple stir fry of mixed vegetables with a mild coconut flavour and the natural sweetness of carrots.  This stir fry does not require much oil and can be relished as a substitute for salad as well.

Green Cabbage/Kobi/Pata Gobi - about 3 cups
Carrots/Gajar - 2 big
Green Peas/Matar - about 1 1/2 cups
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 2
Green Chillies - 4
Curry Leaves/Kadipata - a sprig
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - few sprigs
Shredded Coconut (fresh or frozen) - 2 tbsp

How to cook Simple Stir fry with multiple vegetables:
  • Thinly slice cabbage and carrots.  Finely chop cilantro leaves and slit the green chillies lengthwise.
  • Heat 1 - 2 tsp oil in a pan.  Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and dry red chillies.  When mustard seeds pop, add carrots and green peas.  Saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Now add cabbage and cook the vegetables covered for about 2 minutes.  Add green chillies, turmeric, salt and coconut.  Cook until cabbage wilts and all the veggies are cooked as crunchy or as soft as you like.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve Mixed Vegetables Stir fry with roti or rice.
  • You can try a few variations for this recipe.  Instead of coconut you can use roasted peanut or shenga powder too.  For a spicy stir fry, you can add a spice mix like Garam Masala, Pav Bhaji Masala as well.  If you are a fan of Chinese stir fries, try a combination of soy sauce, Schezuan sauce.
  • For a more colorful stir fry, you can use purple or red cabbage, bell peppers or capsicum and corn as well.


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