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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Red Cabbage Stir-Fry

Cabbage(Red/Green) is often an overlooked vegetable. But after knowing about the many health benefits maybe we could make some room for the humble Cabbage in our lives as well. It is such an abundant and inexpensive vegetable

Some benefits of including cabbage in our diet.

  • They are a very good source of fiber to begin with.
  • Loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.
  • They have Shown to have anti-cancer properties.
  • Optimize Your Cells' Detoxification / Cleansing Ability.
  • Promote Gastrointestinal Health.
  • Promote Women's Health.
  • Peptic Ulcer Treatment.
  • Red Cabbage Is Protective against Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Provide significant cardiovascular benefits as well.

For more detailed information about the above mentioned health benefits, kindly read here.

Ingredients :
  • 1 head of Red Cabbage chopped/shredded
  • 1 cup shelled frozen peas (optional)
  • 2-3 green chillies slit lenghtwise
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1" piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin-cilantro powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan/kadai. Keep the flame on medium heat. Add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add ginger and curry leaves. Saute for about a minute and add green chillies. Add the shredded red cabbage, turmeric powder, red chilli powder,cumin-cilantro powder and salt. Mix it well.
  2. Now cook this uncovered on low flame. Do not add any water. Keep stirring occasionally. When its almost cooked add the frozen peas and keep it on medium to high flame. When you see the peas are cooked . Add the fresh lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Red Cabbage Stir-fry is ready to be served as a side dish with Rice and Dal or as the main dish served with hot phulkas/Roti and Raita.


  1. Wow,I just loved this...Awesome lookings,Delicious & healthy stir fry!!

  2. Simply delicious...stir fry looks beautiful and awesome..

  3. wow.. nice stir fry with purple cabbage.. I don't buy it because my hubby doesn't like it...sobs...

  4. The Stir Fry looks good and healthy too:)
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog Dolly:)

  5. Never fried red cabbage before. The Stir Fry looks delicious and healthy.

  6. Dear Dolly, Thanks for joining my blog and that lovely comment..lovely delicious cabbage stir fry..want to make it right now..am joining your blog now..

  7. Looks so yummy....I love this stir fry...

  8. awesome stir fry..Love red cabbage, yeah, mainly for it's color..;-) But I like the veggie too..This sonds simple and healthy..Thanks Dolly !

  9. lovely and delicious dish.nice clicks also.thanks for leaving your comments in my blog , dear.

  10. Sounds great and looks beautiful! We love cabbage too. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments Dolly. I love your cute and interesting space dear. I'm very impressed by your carrot and peas oatmeal soup, bookmarked it. Glad to follow you, be in touch:)

  12. lovely delicious and healthy cabbage fry.

  13. Heathy and so colourful stir fry...so flavourful and delicious too

  14. looks so yummy and tempting, dear....so colorful n nice!

  15. yummy stir fry. Looks great I like to mix with white rice and enjoy..

  16. Luv the pretty colour of this..Sounds easy and deliciuos...

  17. Lovely color and healthy too. Thx for pointing out the health benefits. I used to admire the color of this cabbage while shopping and there it ends. Never attempted to try. Now, after ur recipe, a sure buy next time. Thnx for sharing such a wonderful recipe.


  18. Please collect your award from my blog, dear!

  19. Love the color!! Off I am to the shop to buy some red cabbage.. I am biased to the white ones, but after seeing the benefits, I know I shudnt ignore this one... Thanks for sharing it :)

  20. Healthy and colorful fry,perfect side dish with rice...

  21. haven't bought this cabbage in a long long time..i'll remember the next time i go grocery shopping..

  22. though I love almost all veggies but cabbage is not my fav. love it when combined with chinese style spices and cooking style. would definitey try this colourful one.

  23. awesome recipe ..I dont have baby dear..Let you know the good news very soon.. :)take care

  24. oh I've never seen cabbage cooked with this before - looks great!

  25. wow, this looks delicious. Purple cabbage is my favorite.. so colorful and healthy too!

  26. i never made sabzi of red cabbage but looks yummy

  27. One of my Fav!!!! Looks simply superb!!!!

  28. cabbage fry with peas sounds delicious Dolly!!

    I love the addition of ginger in this preparation.

    I like including cabbage for it's diuretic effect , nice humble vegetable, well said :)

  29. Dolly dear..
    wow..it looks really temting..I usually buy white cabbage and this week I bought a red one for a change..never knew abt the benefits though.. I must buy this often now..
    Lil one is fine now...his bandage is removed and its all healed :)Took him to a play group yst for the first time...I thought with all the play over there he wont have much energy to be naughty at home..he too enjoyed it...

  30. Never tried this cabbage.... But it looks really beautiful...... Naturally Beautiful..... When it is so.... I'm sure would taste good too....

    And Dolly, I don know how to express my gratitude, for all those kind & loving words that u punch....
    It makes me feel good to read, what one really means.... But sometimes yes , we fall short of adjectives, for those gr8 works.... we see around.... God has blessed us all with some "HUNAR" or the other.... It's just on us how well we tap on it.... We all should... I curse myself for not appreciating & learning its worth of what GOD blessed me with.... My voice is an utter waste.... But yes I do hum here & there now..... THAT SI IT....

    GOD BLESS!!!!