Steamed cabbage recipe – Healthy, quick and tasty spiced cabbage recipe to have with rice, roti or bread. This goes well even in the lunch box and can also be used to make roti rolls or sandwiches. To make this, apart from cabbage i have not used any other veggies, not even onions. But steamed potatoes, peas, carrot or sweet potatoes too go well in this.
Steamed cabbage recipe
Ingredients (1 cup = 240ml )
- 1 tbsp oil or as needed
- ½ tsp cumin or jeera
- ½ tsp mustard
- 1 to 1 ½ tsp urad dal or black gram (optional)
- 1 red chili broken or green chili
- 1 sprig curry leaves optional
- ¾ tsp ginger or ginger garlic paste or grated
- Salt as needed
- 1 pinch turmeric
- ¾ tsp red chilli powder or slit green chilli
- ¾ tsp garam masala or sambar powder as needed.
- 250 grams cabbage or about 3 cups chopped
How to make the recipe
- Place chopped or shredded cabbage in a steamer basket. Sprinkle salt and turmeric. Toss it well.
- Steam in a steamer or pressure cooker (without whistle) until tender for 5 to 7 mins.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and cumin, when they splutter add red chilies and curry leaves.
- Lower the flame. Saute ginger garlic until the raw smell disappears.
- Add red chili powder and garam masala. Add more salt to oil if needed. Stir and add the steamed cabbage.
- Saute well for 2 mins. It can be cooked further as well if you like very soft cabbage.
- Serve steamed cabbage curry with rice or chapati
NUTRITION (estimation only)
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Step by step photos – steamed cabbage recipe
1. Wash and shred or chop cabbage as desired. Drain the water completely. Add it to a steam basket. Sprinkle some salt and turmeric. Lightly mix it. Spread evenly in the basket. Steam in a pressure cooker (without whistle) or in a steamer until tender. It takes around 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Heat a kadai or pan with oil. Crackle mustard and cumin. Then add red chilli, urad dal and hing.
3. Add curry leaves.
4. Keep the flame to very low. When the leaves turn crisp, saute ginger garlic until the raw smell goes off.
5. Add red chili powder and garam masala. Taste the steamed cabbage and check the salt. If needed add it to the oil now.
6. Add steamed cabbage.
7. Stir and saute on a medium heat for 2 mins. Switch off the stove. It can also be sauteed further to make it more tasty.
Serve steamed cabbage curry with rice or roti.