cabbage foogath recipe, goan style steamed cabbage with coconut

Cabbage foogath recipe – a favorite and a staple at home is this Goan recipe of cabbage with coconut. This is an easy and simple recipe to make and is also known as fugad de repolho.

Mom would make this cabbage foogath recipe at least once a week. This and Cabbage upkari were a regular at my place. even the hubby who does not like cabbage is very fond of this one as well as the cabbage upkari.


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That’s because Cabbage and coconut blend so well with each other giving the dish a slight sweet taste and flavor.

Goan cabbage foogath recipe

I usually make cabbage foogath to go with dal and rice. simple, comforting and easy home cooked food. in fact I usually have cabbage foogath with either white bread or chapatis. Its yum…. Few more similar Goan recipes are French beans foogath, Cabbage bhaji and Papdi bhaji.

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Goan cabbage foogath recipe

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cabbage foogath

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Cabbage foogath or fugad de repolho recipe – Goan style steamed cabbage with coconut
cabbage foogath
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:side dish
Servings (change the number to scale):4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1 medium sized cabbage, finely sliced (patta gobhi)
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped or sliced
  • ½ tablespoon chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 2 to 3 garlic, chopped (lahsun)
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon grated coconut or desiccated coconut
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry the onion till they become soft. In this recipe we don't brown the onions.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, green chilies and fry for a minute.
  • Add the cabbage with salt.
  • Cover and cook over low flame for 7-8 minutes or till done.
  • Keep checking in between and if required add 1 or 2 tsp of water.
  • Add the coconut just 1 or 2 minutes before you remove the pan from fire.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve cabbage foogath with dal-rice or with chapatis or phulkas.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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19 comments/reviews

  1. Great simple recipe.. I will try it out.. Will even try it out without onions during pujas..

    • do try the recipe sudeshna.

  2. That a delicious and simple cabbage. We have a like and not so like relationship with cabbage too. though hubbs will easily eat the potato cabbage subzi but not too frequently. I love the simple white and blue offset pictures! We get sun so rarely that when it actually shows up I end up taking over exposed pics:)

  3. Expecting more Goan receipes in the future.

    “Deu borem korum” in advance

    • thanks anthony. i will post some more goan recipes in the future.

      deu borem korum

  4. I’ve never cooked cabbage with coconut, we make cabbage with green peas and potatoes always….will try it out next time, loved the simplicity of the dish!

    • i know… even at home i usually make the north indian sabzi with cabbage, green peas and potatoes. do try out this one. you will like it. goes very well with soft phulkas or bread.

  5. thats so true, cabbage as such can be pretty boring but with coconut it totally gets transformed

    • yes deepthi, plain cabbage is boring. but with coconut the plain cabbage goes to another level.

  6. I remember my mother made this subji at home some 35 yrs back. The only ingredient she did not add was grated coconut. I am sure it will add a lot more to the taste and flavor. Will try this soon.

    • thanks mukund. do try this recipe. i will reply to your email soon.

  7. What a unique dish! I’ve never thought to combine cabbage and coconut. I cannot wait to try this 🙂

  8. I love cabbage with chilies and coconut. I learned to cook this from a pan-Asian book.

  9. Cabbage goes really well with coconut. I make a South Indian style playa with lots of coconut which is also delicious.

  10. Excellent recipe as always! Can’t wait to try it. Keep up the good work.

    • thanks katie

  11. Both this dish and the upkari sound delicious. I’ve never cooked cabbage with coconut before but now I am desperate to try it. The flavours sound so good for each other!

    • both coconut and cabbage really go well with each other. the sweetness of the cabbage is accentuated by adding coconut. do try natalie and i am sure you will like it.

  12. It reminded me of my moms Cabbage Vegetable… just the same :)………looks yummy