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Easy Weeknight Meal: Indian Cabbage Stir-Fry

I am sharing my favorite recipe for cabbage stir-fry made Indian style – it is super easy to make. The combination of green cabbage with carrots and peas makes this dish so colorful and tempting. The spices bring out a flavor that is hard to resist. You can adjust any of the spices listed in the recipe below to suit your taste.

Cabbage Stir-fry


  • ½ head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup (approx. ½ bag) frozen baby sweet peas
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet. Once hot, add all spices except salt and sauté for one minute.
  • Add all vegetables and mix well. Add salt.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat with occasional stirring every few minutes. Lower the heat or sprinkle a few drops of water if the mixture sticks to the bottom of the skillet.
  • Cook until the vegetables are cooked to desired tenderness. I like it well done.

Makes six servings.

Once ready, this vegetable dish can be enjoyed in a couple different ways:

  • Fill it in a whole-wheat pita pocket with a side of plain yogurt.
  • Put it on a whole-wheat toast and broil for a few minutes until the top portion is roasted. Makes a great breakfast toast if you have leftover from before. I also like to add a slice of cheese under the cabbage before broiling.
  • Wrap in a whole-wheat tortilla with a sprinkle of hot sauce for a snack.
  • Eat with an Indian style bread, chapatti or roti with a side of lentils.

Nutrition Information per Serving*:

  • Calories – 110
  • Fat – 7 grams
  • Protein – 3 grams
  • Carbohydrates – 11 grams

* Calculated using MyFitnessPal recipe analyzer,

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