Day 202 - South Indian style purple cabbage slaw
I'm pretty sure I've posted a recipe for the traditional Carrot Kosmalli Salad. Well, this is in the same vein except that the carrots are replaced by shredded Purple Cabbage. The head must have been sitting on my kitchen counter for a month or so, and the outer thicker leaves gradually wilted away, leaving behind a modest sized heart. These inner leaves were much more delicate and I loved the way they released their juices when the salt & lime juice was added.
1 small head of purple cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup sliced onion or shallot
1/2 cup diced heirloom or cherry tomato
Juice of 1 lime
1 green birds eye or serrano chili diced
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
Salt to taste
Chopped Cilantro for garnish
Combine and toss the cabbage, onions & tomato together in a bowl. Heat the oil until its almost smoking and add the mustard seeds, once the seeds sputter and pop, toss in the green chili and stir. Pour the hot oil over the cabbage mixture, mix and drizzle the lime juice. Season with Salt and chill in the refrigerator for the flavors to combine.