Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spicy Deviled Cabbage Curry

A few days ago I made a Deviled Spicy Potato dish and my family loved it.  I decided to try making  a similar recipe with cabbage.  Wow... I could eat this Spicy Deviled Cabbage Curry with every rice and curry meal.  The great thing is it's cabbage so it's inexpensive and low carb to boot.  I used one huge head of cabbage that I shredded  myself or you can even cheat and buy 2 bags of pre-shredded cabbage the comes for coleslaw. This completely vegetarian/vegan dish is definitely going to be a go to dish for me from now on.

1 large head of cabbage (2-3lbs) shredded
1 large onion sliced
1 (1inch stick of cinnamon)
1/2 or 1 tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 or 1 tsp of black mustard seeds
small handful of curry leaves
1-2 serrano chilies sliced
1-2 sweet red chilies sliced (optional)
1/2 tsp of ground turmeric
1 Tbs of red chili powder (or to taste)
2 tsp of red chili flakes (or to taste)
salt (to taste)
2-3 Tbs of canola oil

Note: this recipe does make a lot of cabbage.  You can definitely divide the ingredients in half for a smaller dish.


On medium-high heat add oil into a large pan and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and cinnamon to fry for 30 seconds without burning.  Then add the onions and chilies and cook for another minute. Finally start adding the cabbage a few handfuls at a time so they start to wilt easier.  Sprinkle a little salt to season as you go so all the ingredients are flavored.
Once you have all the cabbage fried and almost 90% cooked through add the turmeric, chili powder and red chili flakes.  Saute well for another 3-5 minutes.  The cabbage will exude a little water so nothing should stick to pan. Taste for salt and seasoning then serve with rice and curry meal. Enjoy.

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  1. I like it spicy. This looks really good with some rice. The potato one sounds good as well.

  2. We love fried cabbage, and this is such a different take using my favorite veggie! I am in LOVE with everything I see here and can't wait to try it!

  3. Oooh, this looks so spicy and tempting to just dig in! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing, Ramona! xo

  4. Not only does this look amazing, but it is a negative calorie dish! You can eat this all day every day and not gain a pound. Very well done!

  5. It just keeps getting better and better. I just wish I wasn't the only cabbage eater in the house!

  6. flavourful and delicious a favourite

  7. This sounds so good. I imagine it with big slab of grilled pork for some reason Nom nom.

  8. Sure taste really good with rice,simple inexpensive ingredients turn into yummy dish,love it !!

  9. My mum makes this a lot, it is a favourite! Your recipe looks delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Spicy indeed! Looks amazing! Cabbage is cooked atleast once a fortnight! I'm going to try your spicy version soon! :)

  11. This looks spicy and loaded with flavor. It would be good on its own or with a little meat or poultry. Cabbage goes a long way which means lots of leftovers!

  12. My all time favorite cabbage dry curry. Thanks for posting.

  13. My husband LOVES cabbage, but I totally suck at cooking it. I'm saving this one for sure for him!

  14. This looks so scrumptious, Ramona! Funny dad used to make a fried cabbage and noodle dish that I just loved. I didn't like the smell in the house when he was cooking it...but I could have eaten the entire pan. I can just imagine how fragrant your kitchen is with all your added spice. I think I can eat this whole pan, too! : )


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