Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Arrange in shallow baking pan. Bake at 450 F. for 25 minutes, until well browned. Pour off fat. Transfer browned ribs to large saucepan. Add water, carrots, turnip, onion, chili powder, salt, garlic, cumin, anise seed and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 2 hours until meat is very tender. Skim fat. Stir in cabbage. Cook for 5-10 minutes longer.