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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.


Smothered Cabbage (Bandh Gobhi Ki Sabji)

Submitted by Santha Cooke, MS, LMT, Certified Holisic Health
Counselor of Whole Foods - Whole People

You can purchase ghee, asafetida, and other special ingredients for this dish at an Indian grocery store. This dish can be made several hours ahead and reheated just before serving. (Serves 6-8).

1 small cabbage
1 large tomato, chopped
2 T oil (or ghee)
2 t coarse salt
1 ½ t cumin seeds
1-2 T chopped fresh coriander leaves
¼ t ground asafetida (optional)
juice of ½ lemon
½ t ground turmeric
1 T grated fresh ginger root
1 to 2 jalapeño chilies, seeded and minced, or ¼ t dried red pepper (more or less to taste)

• Cut cabbage in quarters and remove the stem. Cut quarters into ¼” shreds.

• Prepare seasonings and spices and place them near the stove.

• Seed and mince chilies, chop tomato, clean and chop coriander leaves.

• Heat the oil or ghee in a large, heavy-bottomed pan with a lid. When it is hot, add cumin seeds and cook for 10-15 seconds, until the seeds turn dark brown. Then add asafetida powder, ginger, and chilies. Stir and cook for a minute or two. Add more oil or ghee if needed.

• Add the cabbage, sprinkle with turmeric and stir again. Sauté, turning and tossing, until the cabbage is wilted (about 5 minutes). Add the salt and tomatoes and cook for a couple of minutes. Then add ½ to 1 cup of hot water, reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook until cabbage is tender and water is absorbed – about 20 minutes. Check and stir often to prevent burning.

• Fold in the chopped coriander leaves and the juice of ½ lemon. Check for salt and serve.

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