Cabbage smothered in spiced, topped with fresh cilantro and paired with potatoes for texture.
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seed
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
2 small yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/4\" pieces
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1 medium head green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
fresh cilantro for serving
Step 1Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Once hot, add the mustard and cumin seeds, and cook until they start to sputter, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 2Add the chopped onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the salt, cumin, turmeric, coriander, and red pepper (if using), and stir to combine. Cook 1 minute more.
Step 3Add the chopped potato and tomato, mix to combine well, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the cabbage, water, and apple cider vinegar. Cover pot, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage has cooked down and potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with additional salt if needed. Serve hot topped with plenty of fresh cilantro.