Here's a cabbage recipe that's well off the beaten path for St Patrick's Day, but it's included because it goes so well with corned beef. It is what it appears to be, Indian curried cabbage straight out of the subcontinent's culinary tradition. It's great warm. room temperature, or chilled, so it's the perfect dish to contribute to a St Patrick's pot luck, since there's no worry about reheating or keeping chilled. Freezes well, too, in case you'd like to prepare a large amount in advance.
Despite its ruby look, this soup contains a large amount of green cabbage. In fact, the cabbage is a big part of what provides its delightfully crunchy texture. A mix of roasted beets, onions and garlic and steamed carrots in a vegetable bouillon spiked with oregano and thyme are the other ingredients. The topping: Greek yogurt with chopped walnuts. Food for the gods, or Saint, as the case may be.