Sunday, August 22, 2010
Bulgur with Meat Stuffed Cabbage Leaves
For the Bulgur:
Bulgur wheat- 1 cup
Carrot- 1 medium sized finely chopped
Garlic- 2 pods finely chopped
Olive oil-3 tsp
Chilli flakes- 1/2 tsp
Salt as required
Add all the ingredients to the cooker or rice cooker, add two cups of water and cook it until the all water is absorbed and cooked. Once cooked, stir with a fork to separate the grains.
For the Meat Stuffed Cabbage and Carrot Bundles:
I have used here the Chinese cabbage leaves, you can also use the normal ones which would be equally good.
Cabbage leaves- 4
Minced Meat- 250 gm
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt as required
Olive oil- 1/2 tbsp
First prepare the meat filling by heating the oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste, meat , spices and salt. Cook it until the meat is completely cooked, the water is absorbed and it looks dry.
To stuff the cabbage leaves gently remove the leaves without tearing, wash well. Immerse it in a boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Remove it from the water and pat dry completely.
Place a level tablespoon of meat mixture in the middle of the leaves and wrap it up tightly enclosed without any gap. Repeat it with the remaining leaves and steam it in a steamer or any method of steaming which you use for 10 minutes.
For the carrot bundles:
Very simple preparation, just slice the carrots lenghtways and steam them. To tie the carrot bundles use chives or a coriander stalk.
For the Red pepper sauce:
Red pepper- 1
Garlic pods- 2
Dried red chilly- 1
Preheat the oven to high. Smoke the red pepper for about 1/2 an hour until the skin gets blackened out completely. Remove the top layer completely, grind it along with garlic, chilly and salt.
To serve this meal in a plate add the bulgar first, then the stuffed cabbage leaves, carrot bundles and some red pepper sauce on side.
Along with this recipe I have also included the fruit chat recipe, since it's a very basic and simple preparation, I didn't use a separate post for this.
Use selection of fresh fruits like apples,peaches, banana, melons etc.. Chop them into pieces, add a sprinkling of fruit chat and mix well. Fruit chat can be found in any Indian grocery stores.
This recipe goes to Joy From Fasting to Feasting and Colour your palate- ' A Visual Treat' by Creative Sanyukta.