Kerala Cabbage Coconut Coleslaw

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“this recipe reminds me of a lovely holiday in Kerala. from "My mom would whip up this wilted salad when unexpected guests showed up at the dinner table. One of the most simple yet flavorful salads, it gets its oomph from a combination of fresh grated coconut, sharp mustard and earthy cumin seeds." fresh curry leaves and asafetida powder (aka hing) are available at any Indian grocer”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the sunflower and coconut oils in a wok.
  2. Add the cumin and mustard seeds; when the seeds start popping, turn off the heat.
  3. Add the asafetida powder, torn curry leaves and red chili pepper and let them sizzle.
  4. Add the freshly shredded coconut to the hot oil and lightly toast.
  5. Once the coconut stops sizzling, about 2 minutes, add the cabbage and salt and toss gently.
  6. The cabbage will wilt lightly on the outside, yet maintain its crunch and freshness on the inside.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and cashews.

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