How to make Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy -

Spicy vegetable mixture rolled in cabbage leaves, cooked on a tawa and served with tomato gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cabbage leaves (बंदगोभी के पत्ते ), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy

Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy Recipe Card


Hindi: patta gobhi
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy Recipe

  • Cabbage leaves 8

  • Tomatoes 3 medium

  • Oil 1½ tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Carrots parboiled and cut into small dices 2-3

  • Potato boiled and peeled 1 large

  • Turmeric powder 1¼ teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 2½ teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 2½ teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Green peas blanched ¼ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Butter 2 dollops + 1½ teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add 1 teaspoon garlic paste and saute for ½ minute. Add 1 teaspoon ginger paste, mix and saute for a minute.

Step 2

Add carrot, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Roughly chop potatoes and add, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 4

Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1½ teaspoons coriander powder and 1 teaspoon red chilli powder. Mix well and cook.

Step 5

Add little water, green peas, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 6

Add salt, mix well and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Step 7

Roughly chop onions and tomatoes and place in a grinder jar. Grind to a smooth paste.

Step 8

To make gravy, heat remaining oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add ground paste, mix and cook till the oil separates from the paste.

Step 9

Add remaining garlic paste and ginger paste, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 10

Add remaining turmeric powder, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 11

Place a cabbage leaf on the worktop. Put spoonful of cooked vegetable mixture on one side, fold and roll tightly. Trim the edges and prepare the remaining rolls similarly.

Step 12

Add remaining red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder to the gravy, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 13

Add 2 dollops of butter and salt, mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Add sufficient water and stir to mix.

Step 14

Add chopped coriander and mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes. Switch off heat and set aside.

Step 15

Heat 1½ teaspoons butter on a non-stick tawa. Place the cabbage rolls on it and cook on each side for a minute or till it turns golden.

Step 16

Pour gravy on a serving platter and place the cabbage rolls on top. Serve immediately.

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