Curried Cabbage Pillows

Curried cabbage pillows on a green plate with sauce in the background
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Curried Cabbage Pillows

From Issue 9 of News from the Kitchen
Servings8 pillows

Nutrition (For one serving)

Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 17gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 908mgPotassium: 3143mgFiber: 11gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 4140IUVitamin C: 382mgCalcium: 807mgIron: 27mg

Ingredients

Wrapper

  • 5 cups courgette or zucchini, peeled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp coriander ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup flax meal

Filling

  • 5 cups white cabbage shredded
  • 6 spring onions scallions
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander ground
  • 1/4 cup cold-pressed sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil optional
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp tamari or nama shoyu
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed/minced
  • 2 red Thai chilies deseeded and minced
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 3 tbsp tamarind paste optional
  • 1 cup coriander or cilantro, fresh, roughly chopped

Dipping sauce

  • 1 cucumber peeled
  • 1 mango skin & stone removed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 spring onion or green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup coriander or cilantro, fresh

Instructions

Wrappers

  • If you don't have a flax meal, you can take the flax seeds and ground them in a high speed blender or coffee grinder to produce a fine flour.
  • Blend all ingredients except flax meal in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  • Add flax meal and blend again until smooth.
  • Pour mixture onto a nonstick dehydrator sheet and spread evenly into a square. You can choose the size, but for the ones in the photo, the mixture was spread 26 cm x 26 cm square.
  • Dehydrate for 8 hours at 105 degrees F, or until able to peel off the sheet.
  • Once the dehydrator sheets are removed, return the wrappers to the dehydrator for 30 minutes, until both sides are dry to the touch but still pliable.

Filling

  • To make tamarind paste, soak the tamarind in 1 cup water and break up with your hands. Strain the mixture through a sieve, and you’re left with tamarind paste. It should be roughly the consistency of watery yoghurt. You can also just buy tamarind paste premade.
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly in a bowl.

Dipping sauce

  • Blend all ingredients, except spring onions and coriander, until smooth.
  • Add most of the spring onion and all the coriander and pulse in.
  • Pour sauce into a small bowl and top with remaining spring onion.

Assembly

  • Cut each dehydrated wrapper, which should still be pliable, into 4 equal squares.
  • Start with one of those smaller squares in front of you so that one corner is close to you.
  • Place a good amount of the filling mixture into the centre of the square.
  • Fold up the corner that is closet to you into the centre, then fold up the left and right corners so that you form an envelope.
  • You will need to wet the edges as you go along so they stick in place.
  • Fold down the final corner, as if you were closing an envelope, and use water to stick it down. (You will find that you’ll get better at this the more you do.)
  • Place on a dehydrator mesh tray.
  • When all 8 are done, return to the dehydrator for a further 1 to 2 hours at 105 degrees F. Serve with dipping sauce.
  • Dehydrate any leftover cabbage mix until crispy; it makes a great addition to any salad.
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July 15th, 2008