Stir Fry Cabbage

Stir Fry Cabbage

Stir Fry Cabbage is the best way to feed this nutritious vegetable to all those fussy kids and husband who make faces seeing cabbage on the dinning table. This recipe was a big success in my house. Though I didn’t follow the authentic ingredients commonly used in stir fry dishes, I retained the healthy elements and still this stir fry cabbage came out really tasty!

Stir Fry Cabbage

Colourful vegetables are considered very good for health. So, here I have used both green and purple cabbage. I used tomato to get red colour which also gave tangy taste. Purple cabbage is more pungent in taste compared to green cabbage. Also added onions for white colour. So, overall the taste of four vegetables along with spices gave this dish a very nice flavour.

I avoided using soy sauce here as it’s high in sodium. Usually, I never use garam masala and onions in cabbage. But for this stir fry, I added a pinch of garam masala in the end and the overall result with the pungent cabbages, sweet onions, acidity of tomatoes and spicy green-chilies along with Indian spices created fantastic Stir Fry Cabbage dish!!

Stir fry Cabbage

Try this recipe, and trust me that this Indian style Stir Fry Cabbage will bring smile at the dinning tableπŸ™‚.

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Chopped cabbage 250 gms
Medium size onion 2
Tomato 1 or 1 tsp lemon juice
Green chilies 2-3
Oil 3 tbsp
Rai (tiny mustard seeds) 1/4 tsp
Jeera (cumin seeds) 1/4 tsp
Hing (Asafoetida) 1/8 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt as per your taste
Coriander powder 1+1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1/8 tsp


Chop cabbages length-wise. Wash and keep them in the strainer till the water drains out.

chop cabbages lengthwise

Chopped and washed cabbage

Similarly, chop onions and green chilies too.

In a wok or a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and stir fry onions till they are brown. Keep onions in a separate bowl.

Once again heat 2 tbsp oil and crackle rai, hing and jeera. Keep the heat on medium flame and immediately add chopped cabbages and green chilies. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix it well and keep stirring.

purple and green cabbage

Remember, cabbage should not turn completely soft. In stir fry dishes, vegetables remain crisp – that’s why they are cooked on slightly high flame. When you feel that cabbage is about to get cooked in the next 5 minutes, add coriander powder and chilly powder. Mix it well and keep stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add chopped tomato pieces, garam masala and onions. Stir for a minute and your Stir Fry Cabbage is ready to go with hot parathe or naan!!

Stir Fry Cabbage


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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

66 thoughts on “Stir Fry Cabbage

    1. Thank you very much Radhika 😊
      For daily chopping and cooking I also don’t pay much attention, but for the blog pictures, little bit more than usual , that’s allπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1. My dear mother used to oversalt it and boil it for ages , dad would drink the water and put Worcestershire sauce in it. Years later I introduced my mum to stir fry vegetables etc, and less salt .πŸ™‚

  1. Thank you very much for the new recipe ,I don’t like cabbage except crispy veg made out of diced cabbage mixed with corn flour and fried till it’s brown and a little kimchi.I hope this will be something new and delectable.Take care.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

    1. Apoorva and Manish both gave big thumbs up so I guess the absence of soy sauce didn’t matter here. I am also encouraged now to do more stir fries without soy sauce.

  2. Wow! you use both red cabbage and regular cabbage! This is a good idea. My mom usually just use regular cabbage in stir fry. I am wondering why we did not think about two cabbages stir fried together!
    Thank you, Deeksha. So creative!

    1. Thank you so much dear Oscar 😊
      Sometimes we just keep on going to do the same what we are doing for a long time. In India purple cabbage is still not cooked in each household and also not available in all shops. With the current pandemic people are trying different cuisines at home so different vegetables are becoming popular.

  3. Oh wow, Deeksha! This recipe looks delicious! I showed this to my husband and we both agree that we need to make it in the very near future. Cabbage is such a versatile food but also incredibly healthy. That’s a hard combination to beat, isn’t it?

    I love your combination of spices as well. β™₯ Thank you for sharing this yummy dish! I pray you and yours are well. Sending all my love your way!

    1. Dear Holly, it is always a pleasure to read your comment😘
      You are absolutely right. Cabbage is a lot healthy vegetable but unfortunately less appreciated. So I tried in a different way and it is now regular in my kitchen. I hope you and your husband will also love the taste of this recipe. Stay blessed, safe and have a great weekend!

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