Cabbage and fennel seeds go well together.  Here’s one take on it, but experiment with whatever you have in the kitchen.

1 1/2 lbs green cabbage
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 onion
1 tsp salt
2/5 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp garam masala


1 Remove coarse outer leaves of the cabbage.
2 Cut in half, lengthwise and then core the sections.
3 Cut each section into very fine thin long shreds.
4 Put the oil in a large non-stick pan and set over medium heat.
5 When the oil is hot, put in the cumin, fennel and sesame seeds.
6 As soon as the sesame seeds start to pop, add the onion.
7 Stir and fry 3-4 minutes or until onion is browned a bit.
8 Put in the cabbage.
9 Stir and fry 5-6 minutes or until cabbage has browned somewhat.
10 Add salt and cayenne.
11 Turn down heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring now and then, for another 5-6 minutes or until onion is caramelized and soft.
12 Add lemon juice and garam masala.
13 Stir to mix.

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