Place the mustard and/or cumin seeds and allow them to sputter like popcorn about 30 seconds.
Add the turmeric and stir quickly.
Pour this hot, flavored oil over the cabbage mixture and mix well.
Squeeze lemon juice and mix once again and serve.
To make this easy on myself, I buy a package of ready chopped coleslaw mix which is usually cabbage and shredded carrots. I rough chop that mix, use my Kuhn Rikon Pull chop for the tomatoes, cilantro, and peanuts, and then I'm ready to just mix and season.
If you don't have any small heatproof bowls, I highly recommend getting this mini fry pan. It's perfect for applications such as this.
This salad tastes great the first day but it is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING the next day!
You can sub 1/4 cup of lemon juice instead of yogurt if you prefer. This is good if you're planning to use it for a picnic or leave it out with no refrigeration for hours.