Spicy Winter Vegetables

Steamed root cellar jewels

1000 ml (4 cup) cubed root vegetables Potatoes, turnips, carrots, beets mixed up or select just one kind
500 ml (2 cups) sliced cabbage or kale 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin
60 ml (4 Tbls) oil 5 ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
1 large onion sliced 5 ml (1 tsp) salt
60 ml (¼ cup) raisins 5 ml (1 tsp) ground turmeric

Chop the root vegetables into 2.5 cm (1 inch) cubes. Steam them in a basket or in a pressure cooker until just done.  Set aside to cool.  In a heavy skillet or wok, heat the oil over moderate heat until rippling hot.  Fry the spices in the oil for 1 minute.  Add the onion slices and raisins then cook for 1minute more.  Stir in the greens until they are coated in oil and cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in the root vegetables coating them in oil.  Cook for another 2 minutes.  Serves 4

 

Hot and Spicy Winter Vegetables

The hardy cabbage on the cutting board

Use the same recipe as above but add two, sliced chili peppers to the spices.  MMMMmmm that will keep your mouth toasty warm.

Spicy Winter Vegetable- One Wok Meal

Wok eye view

1000 ml (4 cup) cubed root vegetables Potatoes, turnips, carrots, beets mixed up or select just one kind
500 ml (2 cups) sliced cabbage or kale 120 ml (1/2 cup) sunflower seeds
75 ml (5 Tbls) oil 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin
1 large onion sliced 5 ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
60 ml (¼ cup) raisins 5 ml (1 tsp) salt
250 ml (1 cup) cooked beans 5 ml (1 tsp) ground turmeric

Chop the root vegetables into 2.5 cm (1 inch) cubes. Steam them in a basket or in a pressure cooker until just done.  Set aside to cool.  In a heavy skillet or wok, heat the oil over moderate heat until rippling hot.  Fry the spices in the oil for 1 minute.  Add the onion slices, raisins and sunflower seeds then cook for 1minute more.  Stir in the greens until they are coated in oil and cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in the root vegetables and beans coating them in oil.  Cook for another 2 minutes.  Serves 4



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