Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Cabbage Masala Curry

Cabbage Masala Curry is a simple and delicious curry served with roti or naan. I learnt this dish from my father in law who is a great cook and appreciates good food. This is one of his signature dish and my favorite. You can add peas to this dish if you like. It is not spicy and perfect for kids and adults. Enjoy this dish with roti or rice.

Preparation time: 60 minutes

No. of servings: 4

Spice level: 2 out of 5


  • Cabbage – 3/4 kg  (1.6 lb)
  • Chopped onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Green chili – 1
  • Garlic pods – 3
  • Ginger – 1″ piece
  • Fresh cilantro – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Ketchup – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Add chopped cabbage, turmeric and 1/2 tsp of salt in a pan. Cover and cook the cabbage with a little water until half cooked.
  2. In another pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, finely chopped garlic and ginger, slit green chili.
  3. Saute for a minute and add kasoori methi. Let everything become golden brown.
  4. Add chopped onion and saute until it becomes golden brown and add chopped cilantro. Toss for a few seconds and add chopped tomato.
  5. Cook until tomatoes are mashed and then add chili powder, half of cumin and coriander powder. Cook for 3 minutes and add the half cooked cabbage.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes and add the remaining cumin and coriander powder followed by bay leaf and ketchup.
  7. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until cabbage is fully cooked with the masala.
  8. Serve hot with roti.


  1. What a great and light curry!

  2. Yummy recipe and delightful pic. I’ve got another version of this curry, hope you would like it.