Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cabbage and Mixed Veg Stir Fry

Cabbage is one vegetable which tastes good in many forms, raw, stri-fry sauteed, pressure cooked. Oh, some thing is smelly now, Aha, the mention of the last form 'pressure cook'. Cabbage gives you some pungent smell when it gets pressure cooked. My mom used to make a fry by pressure cooking it and with the addition of fresh ground Ginger Chili paste  and grated coconut. It tastes superb, as long you can bear the smell while cooking it.  I took some hints from my mom's version but avoided pressure cooking. And, Today, I made a Cabbage and mixed veg stir fry, and surprisingly my kids loved this version. Here is the Recipe for you, Enjoy!

Cabbage Mixed-Veg Stir Fry

This is a very simple and less spicy version and goes very well with rice or rotis as well. Actually, I liked it with Rotis better than Rice. The color and crunch in this curry makes it unique and tastes very good with your soft chapati or roti or pulka. For your Little one you can roll this curry in Chapati and serve.

Onion - 1 small
green chili - 3
Cabbage - 1 small
Green Beans - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Carrot - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Sweet Corn - 1/2  cup - frozen

oil - 1 Tbsp
ginger - 1 inch stick
garlic - 3 or 4 cloves
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
salt - 2 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 10
cilantro - 1/4 cup
Spring Onions - 1 Tbsp ( chopped)


  1. Chop the cabbage, onions, green chili  and set aside. Thaw the american sweet corn. 
  2. Boil 1 cup of water in the stock pot. add 1 tsp of salt.
  3. Add carrot and green beans once the water is boiling. After 5 min add the chopped cabbage and sweet corn. 
  4. let them cook for 5 min. And switch of the flame and drain the vegetables.
  5. Heat non-stick pan and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, Add the cumin seeds, followed by ginger, curry leaves, green chili, garlic, chopped onions.  Add turmeric powder and spring onions and saute for 2 to 3 min.
  6. Add the drained vegetables to the pan and mix them well. 
  7. Now add salt and black pepper and stir fry them on high for 2 min. Close the lid and cook on low for 2 min. 
  8. Add the Cilantro and mix the vegetables well and Turn off the heat. 

Transfer to serving bowl and serve with rice or roti.


  • For this curry cutting the vegetables into very thin pieces is very important. 
  • Green chili and Ginger combination always enhances the flavor of cabbage.
  • If you want to make it spicy, you can add 1 tsp chili powder also, before simmering. 
This recipe has been linked to following events:
Serve it - Stir fry at Kirthi's Kitchen Originated by Denny

Take care until then
Ba Bye


  1. how do u always know what veggies i want to cook for the day and post a recipe by the time i wake up... good one... btw i dont like to throw away the water used for boiling esp if its used for cabbage bcoz it ends up having lots of flavor, so i make rasam with that water straight away.... and today i have enough cabbage so i cna make the chutney for me also....

  2. colorful dish...