Cabbage is a staple vegetable in many Asian countries and a regular in Eastern European cooking. It can be stored for long periods, making it a popular winter ingredient in cold climates. Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and fiber. Studies suggest that it may boost DNA repair and reduce the risk of some cancers, especially colorectal.
“Sayur” is an Indonesian word meaning “vegetable”. Try this recipe for an exotic twist on an unpretentious ingredient.
Slice the cabbage in half and chop into chunks.
Heat a little olive oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard seeds, onion, garlic, turmeric powder, salt and the tomatoes. Finally, add the cabbage chunks.
Continue to cook while stirring for 5-7 minutes and serve immediately.
Goes well with brown or basmati rice, millet or quinoa. Can also be blended for a fat-burning soup.