Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Cabbage-aa Undi~Steamed Cabbage dumplings!
Munching on a snack along with tea sitting by the window side while its raining outside is an absolute pleasure.At the rate the rains are coming in Chennai,I guess,Chennaites are gonna have a very nice time!!Snacks need not be always fried goodies,or is it?Though I would prefer a deep fried goodie anyday,steamed or similar snacks are welcome too..;-).Though this one cannot be termed as a snack per se,coz its quite heavy on the stomach..it is served along with coffee/tea at 4 in our place.The yummy smell which comes out of the Pedavan(steamer)while this is getting made is enough for us kids to reach the dining table!!
Ma-in-law makes a similar dish called Cabbage-aa muddo,which though looks quite similar,tastes a little different.That one is had along with lunch as a side dish.So when I made it,hubby insisted that I serve it with lunch.I should say it tasted great with lunch too.I feel it is a cousin to the famous Pathrode,while pathorde process is quite tedious,this one gets done in no time!!
Cabbage – ½ of a medium sized cabbage,chopped finely
Idli rava – 1 cup
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Red chillies – 5-7
Haldi/turmeric – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Hing/asafoetida – 1 tsp
Soak the idli rava for 15 minutes.
Grind coconut with red chillies and haldi to a smooth paste.
Add idli rava and pulse for a few seconds.
Add hing and salt to taste.
The batter should be of thick idli-batter consistency.
Add the chopped cabbage and mix well.(while adding cabbage,add only as much as the batter can take)
Shape into small undis(balls) and steam cook in a steamer or idli cooker for 20-25 minutes.
Check by inserting a toothpick,if it comes out clean,its done.
Pour some coconut oil on top and serve hot as a snack or along with lunch!!