I prepared this Purple Cabbage salad using the ingredients that I love to have in my salad. This is not a pure Sri Lankan recipe as purple cabbage is not a common vegetable in Sri Lanka. Instead, we can easily find other cabbages and we cook cabbage in different recipes such as cabbage curry or cabbage mallum.
Cabbage is with lots of health benefits. It has the ability of lowering cholesterol & also preventing cancer. Purple cabbage is another variety & the colour of purple indicates concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols which is beneficiary in many ways to human body. I found all these facts after reading about cabbage and its varieties such as purple cabbages over internet.
In Singapore I can easily buy purple cabbage. But, the truth is that I really don’t have any idea of cooking purple cabbages that match with Sri Lankan recipes or a dish that I can cook for a Sri Lankan meal.
Anyway I have a practice of making salads for our meal. Most of our meals include a salad. As I couldn’t find a recipe for a salad with purple cabbage which I can match with Sri Lankan meal I just tried my own Sri Lankan way of preparing a salad. Reminding Sri Lankan salads such as cucumber salad, I used lemon juice, onion and green chili for this salad too. Finally, it was an awesome dish which could add flavours to our meal.
Recipe : Purple Cabbage Salad
Oh anyway I didn’t spend much time for garnishing.