This savory recipe will convert even the most confirmed non-cabbage-eaters. It comes to us from Joan Dye Gussow, a courageous and inspiring pioneer in living a local and organic foods lifestyle. She admits that she was not a cabbage fan until she tasted this “amazingly tasty” dish, learned from a Sri Lankan scholar attending a January meeting in Norway. She affirms that this recipe warms up even a Norwegian winter!
2 or more onions, thinly sliced
1 to 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 teaspoon turmeric
several whole cardamom pods
several whole cloves
2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 head cabbage, thinly sliced
salt to taste
1. Saute onions in butter or olive oil with garlic and spices until onions are soft, around 8 minutes.
2. Add cabbage and stir-fry until tender. Add salt to taste and serve.
Makes 4 servings.