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Coconut Cabbage

Cabbage can be very un-inspiring & not the prettiest veg around. This recipe can help turn all those negatives around. By adding a small amount of turmeric, a golden yellow tinge brightens things up, and then add in some fiery chilli, pungent mustard seeds and comforting coconut, your cabbage will suddenly begin to smile.

Let's take a look at cabbage:

1. Fights inflammation

Some of cabbage’s health benefits are due to anthocyanins, which are naturally occurring antioxidants.

2. Keeps you strong

3. Improves digestion

4. Protects your heart

Recipe (for 4/6)

  • 1 cabbage halved (I used spring cabbage), shredded into long slices, washed and drained

  • 1 onion, cut lengthways into fine slices

  • 1 green chilli, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

  • sea salt, to taste

  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp dried red chilli mix

  • 10 fresh curry leaves

  1. Combine the cabbage with the onion, green chilli, cumin seeds, coconut, turmeric and salt. Mic thoroughly and leave for about 10-15 minutes

  2. Heat oil in saucepan and add mustard seeds. when they start to pop, add the dried chilli mix and curry leaves and stir.

  3. Add the cabbage mixture and stir well. lower the heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is barely limp.


I ate this cabbage dish with some simply fried cod in ghee, seasoned with black-pepper and sea salt. It could also accompany Dahl, or why not add some rice and make a more substantial dish.

Let me know how you enjoy eating cabbage....any adaptations to this dish or favourite cabbage recipes .

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