cabbage sabzi

Cabbage sabzi ( Cabbage potato recipe)

By Swasthi on August 26, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Cabbage sabzi – a simple cabbage potato recipe made with cabbage, potatoes and spices. This Indian style dish is simple to make, tastes delicious and goes well as a side in any meal. Serve it with rice, roti or stuff it in bread, rolls or wraps. It tastes delicious no matter how you serve it. At home we use cabbage to make parathas, pakoras, manchurian, curry, salads, soup and even to make kootu curry.

cabbage sabzi

This cabbage potato recipe is one of our favorites & my kid love this rolled in their rotis. Sometimes I just substitute potatoes with green peas and it tastes equally good that way too. The dish is mildly spiced with garam masala and even a little makes a lot of difference here as it flavors the cabbage.

Cabbage sabzi also goes well in a lunch box with some roti or rice. In this post I have also shared how to clean cabbage assuming it’s going help the newbies.

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1. There may be different ways to clean cabbage. Sharing the method I follow. To clean cabbage cut it to 2 or 3 parts and remove the core. Removing the core is very important otherwise there could be worms inside. I spray vinegar and leave it for 10 to 15 mins.

Heat water in a large bowl. When it turns just hot, switch off and add them to the pot. Since the core is removed the leaves become disjoint and separate. Leave for 5 mins.

While the water is still hot, drain the water and rinse them. Drain in a colander completely. Cut as desired after the water has drained completely. I leave it to drain in the colander for about 45 mins.

How to make cabbage sabzi

2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they begin to crackle, add garlic or ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell goes away & it begins to smell good. Add hing (optional).

Heat oil in a pan

3. Add aloo and saute for 2 to 3 mins.

Add aloo and saute

4. Cover and cook until al dente. If needed sprinkle water and cook. Potatoes must be just cooked yet firm and not mushy.

Cover and cook

5. Add chili powder, turmeric and green chilies. I used deseeded chilies just to reduce the heat.

Add chili powder, turmeric

6. Add coriander powder or garam masala. Saute for a minute until it turns aromatic.

Add coriander powder or garam masala

7. Add cabbage. Make sure the potatoes are cooked before adding cabbage.

Add cabbage

8. Begin to saute on a high flame if your cabbage is still moist. Otherwise medium heat will do.

saute on a high flame

9. Stir fry until cabbage is done to your liking. I prefer to cook it partially so it won’t loose the crunch & become soggy. Taste test and stir fry as much as you like. Sprinkle salt and coriander leaves. Stir fry on a high flame until the salt dissolves.

Sprinkle salt and coriander leaves

Serve cabbage sabzi with rice or roti.

cabbage sabzi

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cabbage sabzi

Cabbage sabzi ( Cabbage potato recipe)

This easy and healthy stir fried dish of cabbage potatoes is delicious and flavorful. It goes well as a side in any meal with rice or roti.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings2 to 3

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 250 grams cabbage (patta gobhi)
  • 2 potatoes medium sized , cubed
  • tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic fine chopped, or ginger (optional)
  • 1 pinch hing (asafoetida, optional)
  • teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies slit
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (or ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala or coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped finely
  • teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)


  • For tips on cleaning cabbage, follow the instructions from step by step instructions.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  • Saute garlic or ginger garlic until a nice aroma comes out. Add hing.
  • Add cubed potatoes and begin to saute for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Cover and cook until al dente, just cooked but not mushy. If needed you can even sprinkle some water to help cook the potatoes well.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and green chilies.
  • Saute for a min until the spices begin to smell good. Then add completely drained cabbage.
  • Stir fry until the cabbage wilts or done to your liking. I prefer to keep the cabbage crunchy but yet cooked.
  • Sprinkle salt and coriander leaves. Turn on the flame to high and saute until the salt is mixed well.
  • Serve cabbage sabzi with rice or chapathi.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage sabzi ( Cabbage potato recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 1092mg31%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 73.2mg89%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cabbage sabzi ( Cabbage potato recipe)

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5 stars
This was lovely and a different method than my usual cabbage sabzi. Thanks! I’ve tried a few of your recipes and will be back for more!

5 stars
I have made 3 of your recipes so far and they were alllllll delicious!! This one was no different. I can’t believe how simple this was but delicious. It makes eating meatless a lot tastier !!!

5 stars
Made this using prepackaged cabbage mix. It was delicious! I might add a sprinkle of coconut next time.

5 stars
I tried it and this tastes amazing..thanks for the recipe ♥️

5 stars
So simple and quick, yet so yummy. Definately a keeper.

5 stars
This was a very tasty dish which I enjoyed with some Channa Masala and Chapatis. There is enough to fill my lunch boxes for next week……Thank you!!

This was a very tasty dish which I enjoyed along with Channa Masala and Chapatis….There sis enough also for my lunch boxes for next week….Thank you!!

4 stars
A simple preparation with basic ingredients but so tasty. Loved it with rotis.

5 stars
Great recipe! A real quarantine banger. 🙂

Hello, I tried this at home in Dubai during the lockdown…came out awesome.

Thank you

4 stars
I think this veggie tastes better without garlic but that is a personal preference.

5 stars
dear swasthi,
when do you put the hing and turmeric?
thank you for your recipe and feedback/comment.