How to Make Cabbage stir fry- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Cabbage stir fry

Indian recipes include cabbage in a variety of foods like paratha, stir fry, raita, chutney, vada, soup, curry, salad and kofta. Cabbage is bright and crisp when raw and softens and sweetens on cooking. This recipe is a very simple dish made in every household. Even though you do not pep it up with any fancy spices or ingredients, it still tastes delicious. This cabbage stir fry recipe is an excellent addition to the menu since it is healthy, simple, quick to make and tastes delicious. This fibre rich recipe can be accompanied with phulka or brown rice or eaten just as a salad.


Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
3 People   10 Minutes
 10 Minutes


  • 2 to 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen green peas or 2 tbsp. chana dal(soaked and cooked)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1 large finely chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) ginger garlic paste or grated ginger
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds(rai)
  • 1 tbsp (tablespoon) oil or as needed
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¾ tsp garam masala or sambar powder as needed
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • few finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Add oil to a hot pan, add cumin and mustard.

Step 2

When they begin to splutter, add ginger garlic paste or grated ginger.

Step 3

Fry until the raw smell disappears.

Step 4

Add onions and fry until they turn transparent.

Step 5

Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric.

Step 6

Fry until the tomatoes turn completely mushy and soft.

Step 7

Add red chili powder, garam masala.

Step 8

Fry for one to two minutes without burning.

Step 9

Add green peas and sauté for a minute. Dried peas or chana dal can also be used to make this curry. Soak dried peas for about 10 to 12 hours. If using chana dal soak for one hour, cook and use here.

Step 10

Add cabbage.

Step 11

Mix everything till the masala coats the cabbage well.

Step 12

Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 13

Fry until the cabbage is cooked to your liking. If needed cover and cook. Covering for long can make it mushy.

Step 14

Fry it on medium high flame, tossing in between.

Step 15

Add coriander leaves and stir well.

Step 16

Your crunchy cabbage stir fry is ready.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 100g

Calories 90 Calories from Fat 48
Total Fat 5g 10% Saturated Fat 0.7g 9%
Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0% Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 7.7g 3% Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 3.2g Protein 2.8g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

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