5 ways to include cabbage in your meals

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Cabbage is one of the most munched vegetables in the world. Loaded with vitamins and so many health benefits, there are different varieties of cabbage namely green, red and savoy cabbage and each with a distinct taste and nutritive properties. It has been used in varied Indian preparations since ages, and is extravagantly healthy. It promises to be an excellent dietary source, detoxifies the body and helps in weight loss. What more do you want from a vegetable? Variety, taste and health!  All in one.

We have found some amazing recipes for you to try out that will make you go gaga about cabbage!

Cabbage Rolls in Tomato gravy:

Tomatoes and cabbages make a unique but a great combination. The mix of veggies inside a cabbage leaf serves to be healthy and filling enough to satisfy your taste buds. It gives a crunchy texture to the roll when heated for a minute or two on a tawa. Pour the sweet-n-sour gravy on the platter with the Cabbage rolls on the top.

Cabbage Foogath:                                                               

Cabbage Foogath won’t take more than 15 minutes to delight you with its taste. Shredded cabbage cooked in coconut oil, turmeric, mustard seeds, curry leaves, chana dal, chillies and asafoetida. A generous handful of the South Indian essential, fresh scraped coconut adds a hint of sweetness and texture to this sabzi.

Steamed Cabbage Roll:

This easy to make Cabbage Roll, is a blend of chicken mince and spicy prawns which makes it absolutely perfect for little celebrations. The flavour and aroma of garlic and chillies would push you to rate this recipe, a 5-star for sure. Serve piping hot, with tomato or green chilli sauce, garnished with some spring onion greens.

Cabbage Pickle:

This super unique and spicy condiment is ready to be a part of your boring meals. The taste of Chinese cabbage and sea salt with red chillies would add a little spice to your taste buds. Finely sliced radish, ginger, spring onion bulbs and garlic are some of the main ingredients of this pickle.

Cabbage Soup:

Cabbage soup is all set to be everyone’s most favourite soup. This recipe promises to keep you healthy because it has a mixture of all the nutritious vegetables. It is loaded with finely chopped garlic, onion, potatoes and ginger sautéed for 3-4 minutes before adding the shredded cabbage to it. Sip this steamy bowl of cabbage soup on those rainy days and pamper yourself a bit. Don’t forget to give it a good stir before slurping it all.

Enough reasons to love the super healthy veggie already? Try them out and let us know how it turned out for you.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.