Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This works as a great side dish for any curry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli in a food processor and whiz until finely chopped but not blended to a paste, or chop together with a knife.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a low heat and fry the onion mixture until softened but not browned.
  3. Add the cumin seeds and tumeric to the pan and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Mix the cabbage, stirring thoroughly until all the leaves are coated in the yellow paste.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, ground cumin, coriander and chilli powder.
  6. Stir to coat the cabbage, then cook for 10 minutes with the pan partially covered, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is soft.
  7. If the cabbage becomes too dry and starts sticking to the pan, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  8. Stir in the butter and season with salt.


Most Helpful

A great side dish. didn't think it would be so hot - but reading over the recipe just now - I didn't notice the de seed the chilli's - so my bad, That being said, no left overs and everyone loved it! Thank you for posting.

sams1 February 24, 2010

This is one of the easiest ways to make cabbage and I have tried it in the past. Pretty good. I toss in some carrot juliennes also sometimes for a nice blend of colours! I serve this with rotis and plain yogurt on the side. A KEEPER!!

Charishma_Ramchandani July 20, 2004

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