Simple Perfect Indian Cabbage

by Carmit Delman
A white bowl of sauteed cabbage and cilantro on a white counter.

This simple cabbage recipe is a quick and healthy side that goes perfectly with rice, chapati bread, or even matzah!


1 green cabbage
4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon chili powder
Fresh cilantro

  1. Cut the cabbage into long thin strips.
  2. In a deep frying pan, heat oil on High heat with salt, cumin, turmeric, black pepper, and chili powder until combined and sizzling.
  3. Add cabbage, mix well, and then cover the pan, lowering to Medium heat.
  4. Let cabbage cook for 5 minutes. Mix well, cover, and cook again for another 5 minutes.
  5. Chop cilantro and sprinkle onto cabbage. Eat over basmati rice or wrapped up in fresh chapati bread. Enjoy!


Carmit is the author of the novel Consider the Feast and the memoir Burnt Bread and Chutney: Growing Up Between Cultures, A Memoir of an Indian Jewish Girl. Follow her on Twitter or on her website.