Cabbage Recipes | 15 Indian Cabbage Recipes

Calling all cabbage lovers! Find 15 Cabbage Recipes that are delicious and tasty. This category features a collection of mostly Vegetarian Indian Cabbage Recipes. If you are fond of cabbage, many of these recipes are healthy and can be cooked weekly to include in your meals.

What is cabbage?

Closely related to broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and brussels sprouts, cabbage refers to the large, dense, and leafy cruciferous vegetable that looks like a head of lettuce. There are several varieties of this branch of the brassica family – the primary of which are green, purple, or savoy – though I most often use plain green cabbage because it is the most readily available.

What is the best way to eat cabbage?

Cabbage can be prepared in a variety of ways: steamed, sautéed, braised, boiled, fried, pickled, fermented, or even raw. It’s hard for me to pick just one way to eat this delicious vegetable – I basically love any style of cabbage preparation!

Here you’ll find cabbage recipes that cover almost every way to prepare cabbage: from raw coleslaw to cabbage fritters, tasty chutney and fritters to dip in it, this humble veggie can do it all. There’s even a cabbage flatbread recipe! 

I also recommend to blanch cabbage no matter what dish you want to make with it. Whether you make salad or use it as a topping on burgers or sandwiches or make a cooked dish with it, remember to blanch it always.

Halve or quarter the cabbage and place it in boiling salted hot water (with the heat turned off) for about 5 minutes. Drain the water and use the cabbage as needed in the recipe.

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Is cabbage healthy?

Absolutely! Cabbage is low in calories but nutrient dense, boasting an impressive amount of fiber (both soluble and insoluble), vitamins C, K, and B6, plus a whole host of antioxidants. As a rich source of folate, it is also a great vegetable for pregnant moms!

Diets rich in cabbage have also been linked to several positive health outcomes, including reduced incidence of heart disease, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as improved digestion. What’s not to love? 

How do I pick cabbage?

When picking a head of cabbage, you want to look for one that is dense, firm to the touch, and heavy for its size. The leaves should be tightly packed with a smooth, almost glossy appearance. As with most veggies, you should avoid heads that are bruised or blemished.

That said, if the external leaves leave something to be desired, peel down a few layers to see if there’s something worth salvaging!

How do I store cabbage?

One of the best things about cabbage is it’s relatively long shelf life. A head of cabbage can hang out in your crisper drawer for a few weeks and be just fine! If the external leaves are beginning to yellow, shrivel, or otherwise look unseemly, simply peel them away until you get to the good part.

Can I freeze cabbage?

Sure! To do so, I recommend slicing the cabbage and then quickly blanching it in salted boiling water for about 2 minutes. Remove from the pot to an ice bath to halt the cooking process. Drain thoroughly, then pat dry. Place in a zip top bag and remove as much air as possible before freezing for up to one to two months. Please note that frozen cabbage should not be used for raw recipe preparations like coleslaw or to make salads.

Indian Cabbage Recipes

I have picked some classic preparations of cabbage from the Indian cuisine that are hearty, healthy and delish. There are more Indian cabbage recipes listed below.

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