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Instant Kimchi Recipe

Instant kimchi which can be made in just few minutes. This kimchi is made using regular cabbage instead of napa cabbage and it is vegan and vegetarian friendly.
5 from 3 votes
Course Condiment, Condiments
Cuisine Korean

Ingredients
  

  • ½ head pointed cabbage around 4 cups
  • 1 large onions
  • as needed salt

For Chilli Sauce

  • ½ large onion
  • 6 cloves garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp gochugaru
  • as needed salt
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions
 

  • Take cabbage and cut them to large chunks.
  • Take them in a large bowl, salt them well and cover with water. Leave them for 30 mins for the cabbage to get soft.
  • Now grind the ingredients for chilli sauce to a smooth paste.
  • After 30 mins, drain the salted water from the cabbage and set aside.
  • Add the sliced onions, green onions if using, chilli sauce. salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Fill clean dry glass jar with the kimchi, press it gently to pack the kimchi tightly in the glass jar as you fill.
  • Leave this covered at room temperature to ferment for 2 to 5 days before consuming.
  • Store the kimchi in fridge.

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Notes

  1. Use napa cabbage instead of regular cabbage if you can find them.
  2. You can add sliced carrots, green onions, radish along with the cabbage.
  3. Make double the amount of sauce if you need more juices in your kimchi.
  4. Allow to ferment the kimchi for at least one day before serving.
  5. Kimchi can be left to ferment for 4 to 5 days if you need it more sour.
  6. Taste the kimchi daily to achieve the right sourness. Then transfer them to fridge to stop the fermentation.

HOW LONG TO FERMENT KIMCHI

  1. Allow to ferment the kimchi for at least one day before serving.
  2. Kimchi can be left to ferment for 4 to 5 days if you need it more sour.
  3. Taste the kimchi daily to achieve the right sourness. Then transfer them to fridge to stop the fermentation.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Kimchi can be served with plain rice, soup and other side dishes. You can make kimchi soup, kimchi fried rice too.

STORAGE

You can store kimchi in fridge for upto a month.
Keyword Instant Kimchi, Kimchi, korean kimchi, vegan kimchi, Vegetarian kimchi
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