Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cabbage and Capsicum Stir-fry Soup

A clear soup with crispy stir-fried spring onions, cabbage and capsicum.

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Makes 4 servings


2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken
3 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced spring onions whites
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
3/4 cup thinly sliced red capsicum
finely chopped spring onion greens
1 tsp lemon juice
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste


  1. Put 3 ½ cups of water to boil.
  2. Soak the red chillies in ½ cup of hot water for some time. Drain and discard the water. Add the garlic and pound them into a smooth paste using a mortar and pestle. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a wok, add the red chillies and garlic paste and stir-fry for half a minute.
  4. Add the spring onion whites, cabbage and red capsicum and sauté for a 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining 3 cups of hot water, spring onion greens, lemon juice, sugar and salt and bring to boil.
  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Source: Cabbage and Capsicum Stir-fry Soup by Tarla Dalal

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