Cabbage Poriyal

I know it’s been awhile since I posted a recipe but I actually had written this one up before the holidays. The holidays at our home is always busy so I didn’t get a chance to post it, which actually works out well since Mom doesn’t want to cook Indian Food at the moment. She did a lot of cooking over the last few weeks especially Indian Food. In a dream world I would have gotten all of the recipes but I may have been told to go away or she didn’t have time to measure things out for me. Like I said before someone (Mom) has a tendency of putting ingredients in when no one is looking. We will get back to it soon but here is something very yummy if you like cabbage.

~Till Next Time

Pida

Cabbage Poriyal

½ cup of chana dal

3 tablespoon of oil

½ teaspoon of mustard seed

1 sprig of curry leaves

1 medium onion sliced

½ teaspoon asafetida powder

4 garlic cloves sliced

3 chilies chopped

½ teaspoon of turmeric

Half a head of cabbage finely chopped

Salt to taste

½ cup of freshly coconut

In a pot boil water and add ½ cup chana dal. Cook until the dal is almost done. (We don’t want to cook it all the way because we will be adding it later when the cabbage is cooking.)

In a different saucepan add 3 tablespoons of oil and heat. Add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds, ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds, sprig of curry leaves and sliced onions to the saucepan. Also add ½ of teaspoon asafetida powder, 4 garlic cloves sliced, 3 chilies chopped and ½ teaspoon of turmeric. Once the onions are browned add half head of cabbage finely chopped. Add 2 cups of water to help the cabbage cooked and salt to taste. Cover and let cook. When the cabbage is almost done add the partially cooked chana dal into the pan. Don’t over cook the dal and the cabbage as you don’t want it took become too mushy. Stir in ½ a cup of freshly grated coconut to the cabbage and turn of the stove. You are done!

You can enjoy the cabbage with some rice and curry or have it on its own with some naan or chapati.

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Mom and I go to Hot 995 Jingle Ball

Alright, so most of you know that Mom and I took a break from Christmas decorating to attend Hot 995 Jingle Ball.  I won tickets after a very exhausting but fun filled day of collecting canned food for a food drive my Girl Scout Troop is involved in at their parish. When I heard on the radio I could win tickets, I went home and asked Mom to go with me to where the radio station was and she said No (She was busy cleaning the house because I believe we had people coming over).  Anyway I went and I won the tickets and told her I would take her to the show.

Last night was a lot of fun! We headed down and had drinks and dinner at Lucky Strike   next to the Verizon Center.  Tried to win floor seats and meet and great passes but we didn’t win.  But we did have great food and drinks and hopefully we will be going back since we have some passes for bowling.

So to the concert…

I have to say I was very excited to go and didn’t know really what to except especially when you have such a huge line up.  Mom and I were very impressed by all the artists.  Mom really liked Calvin Harris because of the lights he was using during his set.  We were very impressed by Kiesza, her choreography to her song was amazing. I was super excited to see all the duets to songs which have been so big this year (“Fancy”, “Black Widow”and “Bang Bang”).

All the artists were so energetic and dynamic, you couldn’t help but dance and sing along. The crowd seemed to love everyone especially 5 Seconds of Summer (we may have loss our hearing when they came on).  There were tons of artists that I would love to see live: Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato and Jessie J to name a few. Mom did get a little worried at one point when the entire venue started to shake, so you know it was great show.  Mom and I both decided that we want to go back next year!

Look out tomorrow for a new recipe.

Till Next Time,

Pida

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