Tuesday, 7 February 2012

White Cabbage and fresh Green chillies Salad (sambharo)

Sambharo is rather like a spicy cooked salad always served up as a condiment to a main meal.   It's usually made with carrots, white cabbage, raw mangoes, raw papaya and hot green chillies - stir fried in oil, mustard seeds and turmeric. It can be served hot or cold.    This kind of a salad is my favourite and any leftovers are used as sandwich fillers for my lunch.  A lot of Indian takeaways serve a small portion of sambharo with ganthia.  Most gujarati thali's will have a serving of  sambharo. Sambharo is always made hot and spicy and served in a very small portion as it's usually served  to give the main meal a hot spicy taste.  This is a simple version of the sambharo and it tastes great too.


4 cups white Cabbage -shredded finely
8-10 small hot green chillies (you can use peppers or jalapenos)
1 tablespoon sunflower oil (or any cooking oil)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teasppon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon 


1.  Heat the oil in a saucepan.

2. Add the Mustard seeds.    When the mustard seeds stop popping, add the cabbage.

3.  Stir fry the  cabbage and allow it to be coated with the oil.

4.  Add the salt, turmeric and sugar (or not).

5.   Stir the cabbage and do not cover it with a lid as the cabbage should remine slightly el dante. 

6.   Add the lemon, stir and transfer the sambharo to a serving dish.

7 .  You never add garlic or  ginger or chilly powder to this dish.  Nor do you serve it with any garnishings such as coriander. 

8.  You usually serve it as an extra with your main course or with certain Indian snacks such as lamba gathia.

9. It's such a tasty dish that you would be forgiven for eating it as a sandwich filling.

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  1. Super healthy and delicious !!

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  2. This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..


  3. I made cabbage sambharo same way. only difference is I add curry leaves. Sambharo is a staple recipe in my house.

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  4. The cabbage salad looks so enticing......will have to make it soon.

  5. Looks very nice...I liked the idea od using raw mangoes :)

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