Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry


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Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry

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water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry is a quick and nourishing fare which can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Learn how to make healthy purple cabbage stir fry.

Amazing flavour, exciting mouth-feel, irresistible aroma – the red cabbage stir fry has it all. A unique combination of water chestnuts and cabbage is stir-fried with garlic and a sweet-spicy-tangy dressing, which gives the dish a very unique flavour and aroma.

A garnish of peanuts adds to the magic, making this easy 10 minute cabbage stir fry an undeniably awesome dish!

To make water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry, boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the water chestnuts, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Drain well and keep aside. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Add the water chestnuts, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the cabbage, prepared dressing, salt and pepper, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Serve immediately garnished with peanuts.

With 2.9 g of fibre, this healthy Indian purple cabbage stir fry is a wise choice for weight-watchers and keeping your heart healthy. The flavonoids in water chestnut are antioxidants which can also help ward off free radicals from the body and reduce oxidative stress. Red cabbage also called purple cabbage has slightly high levels of flavonoids and anthocyanins than green cabbage and has long been used as a herbal medicine. This stir-fry promotes overall health.

The use of olive oil in water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry further adds a health touch it. With 77% of MUFA (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids), it is considered as one of the heart friendly oils while making salads and stir-fries. On the other hand, garlic and honey will exhibit their antimicrobial properties too.

Tip for water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry. Remember that the chestnuts have to be cooked partially for a few minutes before adding to the stir-fry, otherwise they won’t cook well.

Enjoy water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry recipe | healthy Indian purple cabbage stir fry | red cabbage stir fry | easy 10 minute cabbage stir fry | with recipe below.

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Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry recipe - How to make Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry
2 cups peeled fresh water chestnut (singhada)
1 cup shredded red cabbage
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt and to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Dressing
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1 tsp lemon juice

For The Garnish
2 tbsp roasted peanuts
Method
    Method
  1. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the water chestnuts, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain well and keep aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the water chestnuts, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cabbage, prepared dressing, salt and pepper, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with peanuts.

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For the dressing of water chestnut and purple cabbage stir fry

  1. For the dressing of water chestnut and purple cabbage stir fry, pour honey in a small bowl. 
  2. To this add dry red chilli flakes to balance the sweetness of honey. 
  3. Add some lemon juice for tangy flavour. 
  4. Mix well and keep aside. 

For the water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry

  1. To make water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry recipe | healthy Indian purple cabbage stir fry | red cabbage stir fry | easy 10 minute cabbage stir fry, we need waterchestnuts. When choosing fresh water chestnuts, look for firm ones with an unwrinkled skin and no soft spots - otherwise when you peel the water chestnut you may find it has softened and turned mushy.
  2. Peel the water chestnuts covering with a knife so the water chestnuts are ready to use.
  3. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan. 
  4. Add the water chestnuts. 
  5. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. They will get cooked yet maintain their crunch. These are blanched water chestnut. 
  6. Drain well using a strainer and discard the water. Keep the blanched water chestnut aside.
  7. Next for healthy Indian purple cabbage stir fry, heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  8. Add finely chopped garlic. 
  9. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  10. Add the blanched water chestnuts.
  11. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  12. Add the red cabbage. Here we shredded it. Do not shred it very finely, it might not have the same crunch of red cabbage stir fry
  13. Add the prepared dressing. 
  14. Add salt as per taste. 
  15. Add black pepper powder also.
  16. Mix red cabbage stir fry gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  17. Serve water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry immediately garnished with peanuts.

Health Benefits for water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry

  1. Water chestnuts and purple cabbage stir fry for Healthy Heart & Weight Loss.
  2. With 137 calories per serving, this stir fry is a perfect nourishing dinner for weight watchers. 
  3. Rich in fibre it is beneficial to maintain cholesterol levels. 
  4. The allicin compound of garlic and antioxidant flavonoid and anthocyanin in red cabbage helps fight inflammation and protect heart. 
  5. Further we have also used MUFA based olive oil to make it more heart friendly. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy137 cal
Protein3.9 g
Carbohydrates24.6 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat2.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.2 mg

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Reviews

Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry
5
 on 24 Jun 16 04:28 PM


Water chestnut and purple cabbage stir fry.. This is just a great combination of the vegetables.. It so juicy.. with a slight sweet taste of the water chestnut.. this is just suberb.. A must try recipe..