Indian Sauteed Fennel and Cabbage

5 04 2017

I was looking for a good side dish to go with my Kitchari last night. This turned out to be very flavorful and a little spicy. It is always a good sign when my husband piles on seconds.


1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
1 large Spanish onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 green/red chili, chopped
1 teaspoon garam masala
Salt and pepper
Canola oil

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13 01 2010

Okay you all are probably thinking, what the heck is Rumpledethumps. It is my red-haired Irish son’s favorite dinner. This is a good old-fashioned Irish colcannon, a potato and cabbage dish, traditionally served on Lugnasa, the harvest festival. It is basically good old peasant food with the addition of my new favorite secret ingredient, mace. Mace is found on the outer shell of the nutmeg, think of savory nutmeg spice. It is fantastic with potatoes.

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