Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cabbage Stir-Fry

Last couple of weeks have been really busy. I needed to get some work done on the house (painting, shelving etc) was busy running around getting quotes.. I have been making some quick, healthy and simple dishes . One such dish that I made yesterday was CABBAGE STIR FRY.. This dish does not need too many ingredients and goes well with Dal and rice and so also with some hot phulkas. In this dish, I cook the cabbage in a way that it is tender but still has some crunch to it. Its important that you shred the cabbage finely.That way they take less time to cook.


  • Cabbage (Finely shredded) : 4 cups
  • Peas (cooked) : 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera : 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds / Rai : 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal / Black gram : 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Red chilli (broken) : 2
  • Green chillies (slit lengthwise) : 2-3
  • Curry Leaves : 4-5
  • Oil : 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder / Haldi : 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar : 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice : 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing : 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Freshly grated coconut : 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Cilantro (chopped) : 2 tbsp
Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml


  • Heat oil in a pan . When hot, add the cumin seeds, urad dal, mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. 
  • When the seeds splutter, add the shredded cabbage. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the cooked peas  and give it a good mix.
  • Add the turmeric powder .
  • Once the cabbage has turned tender but still has a crunchy bite to it, add in the salt and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the grated coconut and cilantro and mix. Add asafoetida.
  • Lastly, add the lemon juice.
  • Serve with Rice and Dal / Sambar or with hot phulkas. To learn another way to make cabbage sabzi, click here.
                                                           HAPPY COOKING!!!


  1. Looks very tasty! You cook it a little differently to me - will try your recipe next time I cook cabbage, which will probably be soon! :-)

    1. Thanks Nootan!! I also cook cabbage in few other ways too.. Sometimes make cabbage sabzi with onion tomato ginger combo..This one is a simple stir fry..

  2. I never added lemon juice to stir fry..Stir fry looks yummy.

    1. Thanks Sathya:) I have another cabbage sabzi recipe on the blog, where i have used tomato..

  3. delicious looking plate, and tempting cabbage stir fry, Shubha! I make it often but never tried it with coconut. good idea!

    1. In south indian households most sabzis have a coconut garnish..Thanks Savitha:)

  4. Looks so enticing, Perfect for light lunch.

  5. A very comforting stir fry...Love the addition of peas:)

  6. nice.. like the idea of coconut to it. Greats clicks

  7. Awesome looking vibrant clicks. This is indeed delicious and full of flavors, feels like spring is already here. Loved the addition of coconut here. :D

    1. Thanks so much Anu:) Yes, we finally have some good weather...loads of sunlight..loving it:)

  8. One of my favorites, I like serving it as a slaw with burgers and sandwiches. Great recipe, Shubha!

    1. Wow. serving as a slaw is a brilliant idea:) Thanks Peri!!

  9. Not a great fan of cabbage but those clicks are tempting me:)...Don't mind having with coconut!!