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Indian Cabbage and Peas Stir-Fry: Easy and Healthy Recipe

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Cabbage and peas stir-fry

Cabbage and peas stir-fry

Colorful and Tasty Indian Dish

Cabbage and peas stir-fry is a tasty side dish prepared using cabbage, green peas and spices. Easy to prepare, it takes very little time and calls for only a few simple ingredients. It is flavorful, colorful and nutritious, too.

Cabbage is a low-carb vegetable that is full of nutrients, including vitamin K. Green peas are rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded or finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup water, or needed

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the cabbage (discard the stalk), onion, tomato, fresh ginger, garlic and green chilies. Set aside.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies. Fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add the chopped onion and turmeric powder. Fry till the onion becomes translucent.
  5. Add the chopped tomato and fry for 1 minute (or till tomatoes become mushy).
  6. Add the red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix well over low flame. Do not burn the spices.
  7. Add the chopped cabbage and peas, mixing well with the spices.
  8. Add the water, cover with a lid and cook over medium flame. Stir occasionally.
  9. Open the lid and add more water if required. Cook till the cabbage and peas are cooked well (do not overcook the vegetables; the cabbage should be a little crunchy).
  10. Add the garam masala powder. Add salt if required. Turn off the flame.
  11. Serve hot with any Indian bread like chapati, paratha or phulka. This dish pairs well with rasam rice, too.

Photo Guide

Finely chop cabbage (discard the stalk), onion, tomato, fresh ginger, garlic and green chilies. Set aside.

Finely chop cabbage (discard the stalk), onion, tomato, fresh ginger, garlic and green chilies. Set aside.

Keep fresh or frozen peas ready.

Keep fresh or frozen peas ready.

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Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan. Add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds and 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies. Fry for a minute.

Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan. Add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds and 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies. Fry for a minute.

Add chopped onion and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Fry till translucent.

Add chopped onion and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Fry till translucent.

Add chopped tomato and fry for 1 minute or till tomatoes turn mushy.

Add chopped tomato and fry for 1 minute or till tomatoes turn mushy.

Add 1 teaspoon of red chili powder, 2 teaspoons of coriander powder and 1 teaspoon of cumin powder. Mix well over low flame. Do not burn the spices.

Add 1 teaspoon of red chili powder, 2 teaspoons of coriander powder and 1 teaspoon of cumin powder. Mix well over low flame. Do not burn the spices.

Add chopped cabbage and peas, mixing well with the spices.

Add chopped cabbage and peas, mixing well with the spices.

Add 1/4 cup of water.

Add 1/4 cup of water.

Close the lid and cook over medium flame, stirring occasionally.

Close the lid and cook over medium flame, stirring occasionally.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder. Take care not to overcook the vegetables. Add salt if required. Turn off the flame.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder. Take care not to overcook the vegetables. Add salt if required. Turn off the flame.

Spicy and tasty cabbage peas stir-fry is ready. Serve hot with any Indian bread like chapati, paratha or phulka. Goes well with rasam rice, too.

Spicy and tasty cabbage peas stir-fry is ready. Serve hot with any Indian bread like chapati, paratha or phulka. Goes well with rasam rice, too.

Cooking Tips

  • Be careful about how much water you add. The cabbage will naturally release water while cooking, so if you add too much water the cabbage may become mushy.
  • Adjust the amounts of the spice powders as per your desired level of spiciness.
  • Lemon juice can be added to this dish.
  • Fresh or frozen peas can be used.
  • Using fresh cabbage will produce the best flavor.
  • You can also add shredded carrots to this stir-fry.
  • Finely chopping or shredding the cabbage will reduce the cook time.
  • Try using green or purple cabbage, as well.

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