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November 16, 2018

Cabbage Masala Curry Recipe For Rice, Roti - Muttaikose Curry

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Cabbage masala curry recipe

Recently I tried this Cabbage masala curry recipe as side dish for rice and roti. Generally I make South Indian style cabbage curry with coconut/ muttaikose poriyal or cabbage sambar for rice. For a change, I tried this easy cabbage masala curry adding onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and garam masala powder. It came out flavorful and tasty. Many people hate cabbage because of its smell.

Cabbage masala curry can be prepared in both North Indian and South Indian style. But there is no much difference in the ingredients and recipe. If you temper cumin seeds alone and add boiled potato in this recipe, it is of North Indian style. But I have used shredded cabbage and frozen green peas. Also I made in a pressure cooker directly to ease my job and save time. Just pressure cook cabbage adding little water in high flame for one whistle, its is done under 10 minutes. I am sure this curry helps you save time during busy morning hours cooking. 

Friends, do try this easy cabbage peas masala curry for rice and roti. If you like, you can even use this masala as stuffing for samosa and bread sandwich. I served it with rice and paruppu kuzhambu / South Indian dal. Ok, lets see how to make cabbage masala recipe / muttaikose curry in detail with step by step pictures.

Check out my Cabbage peas biryaniCabbage vada, Cabbage sambar ,  Cabbage poriyal ,

Purple cabbage poriyalPurple cabbage salad if interested.

Cabbage masala recipe

Cabbage masala curry recipe for rice, roti

Cabbage masala curry recipe for rice, roti

Easy, Indian cabbage masala curry recipe for rice and roti.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Curry recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 240 ml
  • Chopped cabbage - 2 cups
  • Frozen green peas - 2 tbsp
  • Big onion - 1 no. (chopped finely)
  • Ripe tomato - 1 no. (chopped finely)
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece (-do-)
  • Garlic - 5 cloves (-do-)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – As needed ( I used 2 tbsp)
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Lemon juice - few drops (optional)
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  1. Wash and chop cabbage, onion, tomato, ginger and garlic finely.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Temper the above said ingredients.
  3. Saute onion, ginger, garlic till transparent. Add tomato, saute till mushy.
  4. Add chopped cabbage, green peas and cook till it reduces in quantity.
  5. Add the spice powders, salt mix till raw smell goes off.
  6. Sprinkle 2 tbsp water. Pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles.
  7. Open the cooker, boil and drain excess water. Add lemon juice if needed.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Serve with rice or roti. Enjoy.
  • Wash and chop cabbage into small pieces. You can also grate or shred cabbage. Finely chop onion, garlic, ginger and tomato. Set aside.
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  • In a pressure cooker base, heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves. Add finely chopped onion, ginger and garlic. Saute till onion becomes transparent.

  • Add the finely chopped tomato pieces and saute till mushy. Then add in the grated cabbage. 
  • Saute till it shrinks in size and reduces in quantity. 
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  • Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder, salt and a pinch of sugar. Mix well till raw smell leaves off.
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  • Lastly add 2 tbsp of water if you are making in pressure cooker. Do not use more. Cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Remove the lid after steam is released. Cabbage will be cooked perfectly soft. 
  • Fluff it gently using a fork. If you feel there is excess water in the bottom, just boil in high flame till water evaporates. Mix gently to avoid cabbage becoming mushy. 
  • Suppose if you make this masala in a kadai or pan, sprinkle little water, cover cook in low flame till its done. 
  • Toss it once or twice in the middle.

  • After the masala is ready, garnish with coriander leaves. Sprinkle few drops of lemon juice if needed. Mix well and serve with rice.
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    Enjoy !


  • Do not add more water if you use pressure cooker.
  • For variations, you can use 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste instead of chopped ones.
  • You can replace red chilli powder and coriander seeds powder by sambar powder.
  • If you are using dried peas, you should soak it overnight and then add to the masala. But frozen green peas can be used instantly.
Easy, yummy cabbage peas masala is ready to enjoy with rice and roti !
Cabbage masala for rice

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