Friday, June 24, 2011

Simple Indian Cabbage Dish

This is a simple Indian cabbage side dish, a great way to add some pizazz to your cabbage. Cabbage is a wonderful source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate.


  • 1/4 of any desired chopped cabbage 
  • salt to taste 
  • a few frozen peas
  • a pinch of turmeric 
  • 1-2 red chili
  • a pinch of mustard seeds
  • a pinch of cumin seeds
  • 1/2 an onion chopped 
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • a pinch of masala powder

  1. heat some canola oil in a pan and pop the mustard seeds, add the cumin and chili then the onion and garlic and saute for 4-5 minutes
  2. then add the cabbage cover with a lid for 7 -10 minutes it will steam in its own juices 
  3. check periodly and add water if needed 
  4. add the turmeric and masala powder, salt to taste and and peas and continue to cook for another 5 minutes until the cabbage is soft.
I made two versions of this dish one with spice and one without for Jasmine she still doesn't like spicy food, I so wish she did as sometimes its exhausting cooking two meals, when you have an Indian Hubby they have to have spice :-)

What is your favorite way to cook cabbage?

and enjoy the weekend ;-)

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  1. Looks delicious! Love the spices.

  2. I do not usually cook cabbage. I am not quite sure why. Yours sounds very flavorful and delicious:)

  3. I really like cabbage in so many things but I rarely cook it one its own. This sounds like a very tasty dish.

  4. Such a nice change from the usual side dishes. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. lol this is one of the treats I give to my American wife. This is very simple and easy to cook and my wife loves it with rice. In South India we call it "Cabbage Poriyal".

  6. It looks wonderful Rebecca, I've been trying to serve more cabbage.

  7. A dish my mom makes so often :) I enjoy it with chapati

  8. A dish my mom makes so often :) I enjoy it with chapati

  9. I use to hate veggies when I was little, but now I love them. Cabbage has really found a place in my heart, and of course with Indian flavorings I'm sure it's especially wonderful :)

  10. yummychunklet :-)
    raina thanks
    Savoring time in the kitchen thanks
    Maris you too ;-)
    Kanana bet your mums is better though
    Sailor oh thats sweet my husband is South Indian
    lyndsey hope you like it
    victoria :-)

  11. My husband is a big fan of cabbage and I am looking for more recipes! Thanks for this one - I look forward to trying it:)

  12. Curried cabbage happens to be my favorite way to cook cabbage:) I could eat curried cabbage with basmati rice at least three times a week.

  13. what a savory way to eat cabbage! i love steamed cabbage. i shall have to try adding some spices in :D

  14. I really need some jazzed up cabbage recipes and this sounds perfect!

  15. Love cabbage; what an original way of serving it; smells good!

  16. Cabbage dishes are really good and this sounds wonderful. I like finding new ways to cook it, thanks!

  17. Lovely dish. Great use of tumeric :)

  18. Stephanie hope he likes it
    Angela oh thats cool
    Junia :-)
    Joanne :-)
    Rita thanks
    Pam thanks my pleasure
    Parsley sage and it prevents cancer

  19. Thanks for the Indian style cabbage recipe!

    My favorite rendition of cabbage is the way my mom makes cabbage soup. She makes chicken stock from a whole chicken carcass, boils and shreds the chicken meat, and boils cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms in the stock. She adds some fish sauce, maybe sugar, and black pepper for flavoring, and voila, you have Vietnamese cabbage soup! Served with a little rice and its so tasty, so healthy, and :)

  20. Pauline wow sounds amazing I want a bowl now before bed :-)

  21. Looks good! It must go well with chapati. I actually used cabbage today. My kids love cabbage in miso soup and drink it cold when it's warm outside. It's pretty good. :-)

  22. Wonderful flavors cabbage so I could eat this every day :)



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