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Spicy Red Cabbage Sabzi

- Submitted by Dahlia on 19th May 2008

(Red Cabbage Thoran, Laal Bundh Gobhi ki Subzi, Red Muttaikos Poriyal)

Spicy red cabbage stir fry is a quick sabzi made with purple or red cabbage that makes an excellent side dish with rice or roti. This Indian style of red cabbage stir fry preparation helps you to intake the cancer preventing nutrients of red cabbage in your diet.

Spicy Red Cabbage Stir Fry

Recipe For Making Red Cabbage Stir Fry


  • Red Cabbage - 1/2 (shredded)
  • Dry red chillies - 3
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 5-6
  • Sesame seeds - for garnish
  • Salt - as needed


  1. Heat oil in a pan, splatter the mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Add the urad dal and let it cook in low flame for 2 minutes. See that it doesn't get burnt.
  3. Add the cabbage and required salt and mix everything.
  4. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes. No need of adding water since we need crunchy cabbage.
  5. Remove the lid and toss everything together for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Garnish with some toasted sesame seeds.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the spicy red cabbage stir fry with rice or chapatti.

Spicy Red Cabbage Stir Fry

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Comments (2)

Person Polly   (February 23, 2015)
Thank you for the recipe. Are you supposed to soak or do something with this dal before putting it in the cabbage? Maybe this is supposed to be implied but I haven't worked with it before and I would like to try it. The dal comes as a dried bean so should I soak it or something before adding it to the pan? Thanks again!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 2, 2015)
Hi Polly, you do not have to soak the dals. We are roasting it in oil for couple of minutes. This will make it crispy. Later when we add the cabbe, the moisture from the cabbage is enough to make it softer. The dal adds a nice crispy texture to the dish. Try it and let us know how you liked it.

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