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Cabbage Stir Fry

Snigdha's picture
This super simple cabbage fry recipe is for time-crunched people. With minimal ingredients cabbage fry can be made in a jiffy and goes well with Roti/Chapathi.
  Cabbage 1 Small
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Green chilies 3 , slit lengthwise
  Red chilies 3
  Mustard seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

Chop cabbage into desired size.

Put chopped cabbage in a microwave safe dish, add 2 cups water and microwave for 12-15 minutes. The cabbage should have softened by now.

Heat 3 tbs oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, red and green chillies. Add chopped onion and saute until they start changing color.

Drain excess water from the cabbage and add the microwaved cabbage to the skillet. Add salt. Stir-fry until all the water has evaporated completely.

Serve Hot with Roti/Chapathi.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Dry Curry
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy, Quick
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 24 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.2 g0.31%

Saturated Fat 0.03 g0.16%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 74.1 mg3.1%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.4%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 1 g2.1%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 60.2%

Calcium 2.6% Iron 2.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


veg.foodie's picture
hi snigdha.. this recipe is very simple... i have a mild fetish of adding a pinch of garam masala to everything I fancy...some boiled potatoes would be good in them right?? if we don't wish to make it absolutely quick fix that is... its nice! :)
Snigdha's picture
Hi vegfoodie, this recipe is basically from my hubby's bachelor's days and that is the reason you will find such few ingredients. Yes, if you have the time, a few chopped tomotoes, boiled potatoes, garam masala and dhaniya powder will make the recipe better. But like I mentioned, this particular recipe is for time-crunched people and its tastes pretty good without the extra ingredients :)
shantihhh's picture
Great recipe-cabbage is a very healthy veggie! I am surprised there is no garlic in this recipe. I seem to almost always grab some garlic when cooking.
Snigdha's picture
Yes. you may add some garlic if you wish to, but I have a feeling it may dominate the subtle flavor of the cabbage.
shantihhh's picture
I was thinking roasted or garlic confit with it's subtl sweet flavour. Love cabbage!
healthyeating's picture
Garlic is a very important herb in almost all of my recipes. Even in this recipe, I would like to add some garlic :)
aparna.priya's picture
Delicious recipe. Cabbage in any form is very healthy...I would love to try this very soon :)
perceptiveeye's picture
I must say your hubby's recipe is delicious. When I was a student, I didn't know cooking and it's great if he managed to cook so well with such little ingredients :)
MrsP's picture
it is also nice to squeeze a little lemon into when it is ll done.. :) been making this dish for yrs & it is a no-fail dish.
Snigdha's picture
Thank you for the tip. Never tried squeezing a lemon on this dish.
Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe