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Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Stir Fry is a simple and tasty accompaniment for any meal. It tastes good with rice as well as chapati.

Course lunch box, lunch ideas, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Jayashree


  • 1 medium size cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 4 green chilly cut into pieces
  • few curry leaves
  • coriander for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut optional
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • salt to taste


  1. Shred the cabbage as finely as you can. Put it in water and keep it aside. Put in a colander.

  2. Make seasoning in a pan, add oil, put the mustard seeds, as it splutters, add bengal and urad dal. Let it turn golden, add turmeric powder, asafoetida, green chilly and curry leaves.

  3. Put the shredded cabbage into it, add salt and milk. Mix and cover with a lid. Let cook on a slow flame.

  4. Once it is cooked, add coconut and heat it.

  5. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Recipe Notes

  • Peas may be added to it.
  • Coconut may be avoided.
  • Adding of milk helps to remove the odour of cabbage that it has.