Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pickled Red Cabbage (Mor Lahana Tursusu)

1 head red cabbage, finely chopped
1 cup vinegar (apple/grape)-optional
3-4 Tbsp salt
Purified Water
2 lt (40-50 oz) jar (preferably glass)

Take out the outer leaves of cabbage and wash. Place the chopped cabbage in a large bowl, sprinkle salt and mix them, squishing with your hands. Fill the glass/plastic container with cabbage tightly. Press from the top to fill as much as you can. Then add vinegar and fill it up with water. Place plastic wrap over the container and close the lid, make sure it is sealed well. To mix the salt and vinegar equally, shake the container for a while. Store it in a dark place. If the place is cold, the fermentation will take place in 3-4 weeks. If it is warm/ room temperature, then it will be ready to eat in 10-15 days.
ENJOY

P.S: Once you open the lid of Pickled Cabbage keep it in the fridge or somewhere cold, otherwise it will be spoiled easily at room temperature.

TURKCE
1 bas mor lahana, ince dogranmis
1 su bardagi sirke (elma/uzum)-istege bagli
3-4 yemek kasigi tuz
Su
2 lt (40-50 oz) bidon/kavanoz (tercihen cam)

Lahanin dis yapraklarini temizleyin ve yikayin. Ince ince dograyin ve genis bir kaba koyun. Tuz serperek harmanlayin ve elinizle hafifce sikarak tuzu yedirin. Agzi siki kapanabilen kavanoz/bidona sikica bastirarak yerlestirin. Ustten sikica bastirin, sirke ve uzerine cikana dek su ilave edin. Uzerine strec film koyun ve onun uzerinden kapagini sikica kapatin. Tuz ve sirkenin esit olarak dagilmasi icin kavanozu bir kac defa alt ust ederek sallayin.Karanlik ve nemsiz bir ortamda birakin. Ortam soguksa 3-4 hafta sonra lahana tursunuz fermente olmus ve hazir hale gelmis olacaktir. Eger ortam ilik/oda sicakliginda ise; tursunuz 10-15 gun icinde hazir olur.
AFIYET OLSUN

NOT: Tursunuzun agzini actiktan sonra oda sicakliginda saklarsaniz cabuk bozulur. Bunu onlemek icin acildiktan sonra tursuyu buzdolabinda ya da serin ortamda muhafaza edin.

4 comments:

betulonroad said...

en sevdiğim... eline sağlık canım arkadaşım

turkishfoodandrecipes said...

It's good to see you here betulonroad!!!

Platanos, Mangoes and Me! said...

This is so simple and very smart. Instead of buing a jar at supermarket I can make it and it will be more economical...

Kerry Arslan said...

Thank you for such a simple and easy recipe. Since moving to Turkey I have started to make my own pickles and jams it much nicer to sit down to your own home made food instead of shop bought.