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Cabbage Sabzi | How to make Cabbage Sabzi

Cabbage Sabzi is a simple side dish recipe that is made with cabbage and potatoes. This cabbage sabzi is perfect for lunch and lunch boxes. You can also use it as stuffing for the bread sandwich for breakfast or snack. This sabzi will be perfect for rolling inside the rotis and you can serve it for lunch boxes as well. Also, sabzi goes well with plain rice or parathas or rotis.

Cabbage sabzi is ready to serve hot.

To this cabbage sabzi, you can also add green peas as an alternate for potatoes. I usually add potatoes with the cabbages and when I have green peas I use to add them. In case, if you don’t have any potatoes and peas, you can simply proceed with the chopped cabbages. I always add any of the vegetables to my diet though I have any of the non-veg recipes since adding veggies takes an important role in our healthy diet. So make sure to add vegetables to your diet for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Delicious cabbage sabzi is ready to serve on plate.

Moreover, you can make several dishes using cabbages such as cabbage pakoda, cabbage for burger stuffing, cabbage thoran, cabbage sabzi without potatoes and peas, cabbage bajji and many more. Also, cleaning the cabbage takes an important role since it contains worms inside. When you clean them, cut the core part and place the cabbages into the hot water. When you place them in the hot water, the joints will disjoint and it will be easy for chopping. Finally, try this recipe and let me know how it turns out for you.

Check out my other Side Dish Recipes and Thoran Recipes here.

Cabbage sabzi is yummilicious.
  • Preparation Time : 10 mins
  • Cooking Time : 25 mins
  • Total : 35 mins
  • Servings : 3 Persons
  • Course : Side Dish
  • Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients for making Cabbage Sabzi

  • Half Cabbage (Chopped Finely)
  • 2 medium sized Onions (Chopped Finely)
  • 1 medium sized Potato (Chopped cubically)
  • 1 tbsp Normal Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to Taste
Ingredients for making Cabbage sabzi.

Steps for making Cabbage Sabzi

Heat oil in the pan and add mustard seeds. Once it crackled, add a few curry leaves to it.

Tempering adds flavor to the dish.

Then add chopped onions to the pan and saute them on medium flame until the onions turn translucent.

Add onions and saute them.

Next, add chopped potatoes and fry them until the potatoes turns medium crispy. If you want you can close and cook them for few mins.

Add potatoes and saute them.

Once the potatoes turned crispy, add all the spice powders and saute them on the low – medium flame until the raw smell goes off. Season it with salt as well.

Add spices and saute them until the raw smell goes off.

Then add chopped cabbage and mix them well.

Add cabbage and saute them well.

Make sure that all the spices coated well with the cabbage.

Make sure that all the spices coated well with the cabbage.

Pour 3/4th cup of water to the cabbage to cook the cabbage and potatoes.

Add water and boil them.

Close the pan and cook the cabbage for 10 mins on low flame until the water evaporates.

Boil the cabbage and potatoes.

Once the water is evaporated, check for the salt and add some if needed. Stir them well and transfer to the serving bowl.

CAbbage sabzi is almost ready.

Cabbage Sabzi is ready to serve hot on plate.

Serve hot on plate.

Quick Tips

  • While adding salt, remember to add the salt according to the cabbage quantity.
  • Pour water up to the cabbage level or a bit lesser than cabbage but not add excess water. If so, you can turn to flame to the high and allow the water to evaporate.
  • You can also add green peas to the sabzi, which also will add more taste to the dish.
Serve hot with plain rice.


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