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Monday, March 14, 2011

Purple and Red Stir Fry

You can “smell” the food before you eat it, that’s what has been said about good food. With this dish on the table you will be forced to “look” at the food before you eat it! The lovely bright purple of the cabbage combined with the radiant red radish is simply not something you can overlook.

The bright alluring colors are not the only reason why I love to cook this one; it is the 5 minutes of cooking time which appeals the most. Yes, you read it right, FIVE minutes!

The colors, flavor and minimal cooking time, all together make this an excellent side to add to your menu when cooking an exhaustive meal. It can also be a last minute addition to your dining table if needed.


Finely sliced purple cabbage – 2 cups
Sliced red radish – half a cup
Dried oregano – 1 tsp
Red chili flakes – as tolerated
Cooking oil – 1 tsp
White vinegar – 2 tsp
Salt and pepper

Pasta and Paratha

Heat oil in a skillet and throw in the Oregano and green chili. Cook on high flame for half a minute and toss the sliced red radish. Keep cooking on high flame for another minute. Stir in the finely sliced purple cabbage, salt and pepper. Keep stirring and cooking for 2 more minutes. Turn the heat off, add the vinegar and mix well. Serve immediately.

·         The addition of vinegar gives this dish a longer life. You can store leftovers in the
 Refrigerator for up to 4 days.
·         Chili flakes can be substituted with red chili powder or green chili.

  Interesting fact
·         Purple cabbage is very rich in Vitamin K and C (in that order).
·         Red Radish is often used for pickling.
·         Eating Radish is good for your skin.
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  1. This dish looks very inviting... will try it this week

  2. wow it looks delicious as well... can't wait to try it out

  3. Taking in vegetables on a daily basis would also make you fit. It doesn’t have to follow that you will always eat veggies daily, and every meal. This would not be too enjoyable for the kids. So instead of giving veggies in their actual appearance, try “hiding” them in salads or soups. And instead of having sauces or gravies, serving salsas would be heaps healthier. The presence of healthy fruit juices instead of sodas would also be wiser.

    Healthy cooking tips

  4. Wow.. this is so colorful and healthy too. Quite an interesting combination :)

    Buddy you had asked a query about the microwave cake in my blog. It should work with syrup, but just wondering if the batter would become too runny.. may be just try it once by adding the chocolate syrup and one extra spoon of all purpose flour to get the batter consistency. Good luck. Do let me know the outcome :)

  5. Simple and healthy stir fry .Pics look lovely