Thursday, February 18, 2016

कोबीची पचडी / Kobichi Pachadi / Shredded Cabbage Salad

This is a typical Maharashtrian koshimbir or salad recipe. It is a simple side dish which can be eaten with roti or just as a salad. This is not a yogurt based salad though that's why I guess it is called pachadi. It is quick and easy to make, with few ingredients you can have a healthy and tasty side dish.

Ingredients(serves 2-3)

2 cup shredded cabbage
2 tbs roasted coarse peanut powder
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp lime juice
Salt as per taste
1 tbs chopped cilantro

For Tempering

2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/8 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 small green chili cut into 3-4 pieces


In a serving bowl, assemble together, shredded cabbage, coarse peanut powder, sugar, lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt.

Heat a small pan and add oil. Once heated, add mustard and cumin seeds, after they crackle add asafoetida, turmeric and green chilis. Shut off the gas. Add this tempering to the above assembled salad. Mix everything together, give it a taste and adjust the seasoning and serve.