Cabbage Curry

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Serves 4

One of my favourite veggie curries, healthy and utterly delicious! ♥

medium-sized cabbage, sliced thinly and rinsed then drained
tomatoes, chopped
big onion, chopped finely
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1 tsp
cumin powder
1 tsp
cumin seeds
1 tsp
coriander powder
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
garam masala
1 tbsp
tomato paste
3-4 tbsp
salt to taste
chopped green chillies
3 tbsp
chopped fresh coriander
water as needed

Heat the oil in a pot and then add the cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add the onions and fry until they are golden. Then add the garlic paste and 1 chopped chili and fry for a few seconds.

Next add the chopped tomatoes and cook until all the excess moisture evaporates from them. Add the tomato paste and the cumin, coriander and turmeric powders.

Gradually start adding the cabbage. Remember, the cabbage will shrink as it cooks and you will finally end up with about a third of the actual amount you started with. As it cooks down, keep adding more cabbage and stirring until all the cabbage is in the pot. Sprinkle salt. Stir it into the spicy tomato mixture to make sure all the cabbage is well coated. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let it cook, remembering to give it a stir every now and again.

Add about a quarter cup of water, and stir. Let the cabbage cook on low heat until it is done, you will know it is ready when the cabbage strands are translucent and soft, and if you give it a taste there will be just a very mild crunch to the cabbage. You can add water if needed to cook the cabbage more. Add the remaining green chilies and chopped coriander leaves. Sprinkle the garam masala and turn off the heat.

Serve and enjoy! :)


Salam. I am scared of making this. Don't know why. I really want to try it, but I am kind of going through a cabbage curry phobia.

Made this. Mashaallah it turn out really good... Just as you mentioned i the recipe!
I am waiting for more of your recipes for vegetables!

can we use frozen cabbage??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Have never used frozen cabbage, but it should be ok.

Can I add minced meat here? If yes, how much would you recommend?
Jazak Allahu kheir

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can, not more than a quarter of a cup.

I cooked this dish with mince, turned out very nice Alhamdulillah. Jazak Allahu kheir for nice recipe.