- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…
- 1 tsp nigella seeds
- thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- 200g pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1-2cm cubes
Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween…
- 200g cabbage, chopped (sweetheart or pointed cabbage works well)
The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…
- 1 tsp turmeric
Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground cumin
An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…
- 2 tsp lime juice
- dhal, chutney and rice or roti to serve (optional)
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the nigella seeds. When they start popping, add the ginger and garlic, and cook for 1 min. Add the squash, cabbage, spices and 1 tsp salt, then mix everything together well with a splash of water, covering the pan with a lid. Leave to steam for 7-8 mins over a low heat.
After this time, lift the lid to check if the squash is cooked. If not, replace the lid quickly and leave to cook a little longer. Add the lime juice and check for seasoning before serving with dhal, chutney and rice or roti, if you like.
What is a sabzi?A sabzi is a vegetable- based dish, most typically including potatoes (aloo ki sabzi) or greens, cooked in a sauce or gravy.