Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A friend sent me this. She used it as a side dish with chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Core the cabbage and slice into fine long shreds.
  2. Preheat the oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy skillet.
  3. When hot add the cumin seeds and bay leaves, cooking for just a few seconds.
  4. Add the cabbage and peas, stirring to mix well.
  5. Add the turmeric and cayenne, mixing well.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender Add the chili, salt and sugar, stir to mix.
  7. Cover and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, add the garam masala, stir gently to mix and serve.
Most Helpful

Looking for a quick way to prepare cabbage when I came upon this. Since the same chef's chicken curry is one of my favorite Zaar recipes, this one caught my eye. Like that dish, this one is quick and full of wonderful, well balanced flavors. I used less oil than stated and found myself sprinkling a tablespoon of water along the way. Having tasted the dish just before adding the salt and sugar, I was surprised what a world of difference they made to the cabbage. Then the garam masala just made it perfection. Thanks Chef Dudo.

justcallmetoni March 26, 2006

It's always nice to find a low-calorie side dish to serve with Indian food, especially one as flavor-packed as this. I increased the amount of garam masala, but otherwise made this as written. Thanks for sharing.

rpgaymer December 28, 2012

My daughter and I tried this recipe and it was very good. It gave me a new way to prepare green cabbage. I had to use ground cumin though, as I did not have any whole cumin seeds on hand. Also, I could not find the garam masala at the local grocers but it was still very good and tasty. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks for the recipe.

growinginjc312 July 29, 2008