Indian Cabbage and Peas Stir Fry

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

My friend Sirisha, from South India, introduced me to this. It is great! I like it hot and cold. There are several versions on 'zaar, but this one has stronger spices than most. It is somewhat hot, but mostly just very flavorful! I prefer it without the onion. The amounts are approximate, as she never measure. I do, though. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and red chiles. They will start to crackle, like popcorn.
  2. After they have crackled for a couple minutes, add green chile and optional onion. Fry 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add shredded cabbage. Cover and cook about 3 minutes, stirring twice.
  4. Add peas, turmeric, and salt. Cook 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add optional curry leaves at the end.
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I have a recipe very similar to this one except I like to make it hotter. For variety I sometimes add a diced potato near the start of cooking. Another variation is to add lots of black pepper instead of the green/red chilies.