Upkaari 

Upkaari A delicious Konkani veggie made with cabbage and chana dal. 

We had it on our way to Ahmednagar at a dhaba 

So I googled and found this recipe on veg recipes of India 
 I cabbage chopped

½ cup chana dal washed

½ cup fresh grated coconut 

1 medium size onion, chopped

5 -6 cloves garlic minced

1 tsp ginger chopped

1 to 2 sprigs of curry leaves

1 green chili, chopped

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

3/4tsp red chili powder

11/2tbsp oil

a pinch of asafoetida

¼ cup chopped coriander leaves 

salt to taste

soak the chana dal in water for 1 hour.

heat oil in a Kadhai add the cumin and n curry patta 

add the onions and saute till transparent

now add the garlic n green chillies

add the cabbage, chana dal. 

Add in all the turmeric n red chilli pwd 

mix everything and cover and cook the cabbage.

after 7-8 minutes, when the cabbage is half cooked, add the grated coconut and salt. Give it a good mix. 

cover and cook for some more time about 10 -15 minutes till the chana dal is cooked not mushy but breaks to the touch 

Mix in the coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis 

It wasn’t in the recipe but I added a squeeze of lemon too to give it a nice fresh taste 

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