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Food 52’s Healthiest: Madhur Jaffrey’s Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds


Every Tuesday, we scan Food52′s delectable menu of recipes for the healthiest picks they’ve got—bringing you seasonal, scrumptious fare that’s really good for you.
Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds
Photo: James Ransom for Food52

Every Tuesday, we scan Food52′s delectable menu of recipes for the healthiest picks they’ve got—bringing you seasonal, scrumptious fare that’s really good for you.

This warming winter stir-fry is healthy comfort food at it’s best.  Cabbage is full of disease-fighting antioxidants, and fennel seeds are loaded with fiber for healthy digestion.

Madhur Jaffrey’s Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds
Serves 4

1 1/2 pound green cabbage (half a large head)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 medium-large onion (about 7 ounces), peeled and cut lengthwise into fine half rings
1 teaspoon salt
1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1. Remove coarse outer leaves of the cabbage. If you have a cabbage half, cut it in half again lengthwise, and then core the sections. Cut each section lengthwise into very fine, long shreds. A bread knife or chef’s knife is ideal for this. (You can also use a food processor.)

2. Put the oil in a wide, preferably nonstick or cast-iron pan, and set over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, put in the cumin, fennel, and sesame seeds. As soon as the sesame seeds begin to pop, put in the onion. Stir and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion has browned a bit.

3. Put in the cabbage. Stir and fry for about 6 minutes or until the cabbage has browned somewhat. Put in the salt and cayenne. Turn down the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring now and then, for another 7 to 8 minutes or until the onions appear caramelized and soft. Note: you may need to do this in a couple batches.

4. Add the lemon juice and garam masala. Stir to mix. Taste and adjust seasoning.

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