Cabbage Capsicum Masala

Cabbage is one vegetable that takes no other form other than a stir fry that goes as side for rice. Having a huge piece staring at me from the fridge, I had no idea what to do. Pulling through my cookbooks on the shelf, I came across this recipe and what a relief! For those who are from Kerala would be very familiar with the name “Lakshmi Nair”. Famous for her Magic Oven episodes, she continues to be a chef that many ladies start with in their cooking escapades. Her book “Magic Oven” had this recipe and thankfully, I was able to finish off the whole cabbage and more than that, I got a recipe that I can repeat on days when I am having vegetarian meal on the course! A simple recipe, that hardly takes time to make yet tastes delicious… Off to the way it was made…


Need some more cabbage inspiration? Then don’t forget to check Simi’s post here… 🙂



Cabbage Capsicum Masala

Course Vegeterian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 inch pc ginger pounded
  • 6 cloves garlic pounded
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 3 cups grated cabbage
  • 1 small capsicum cubed
  • 1 large tomato cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the onions with some salt and saute till soft.
  • Add in the masala powders and cook briefly.
  • Now add the cabbage and stir to mix well. Cook till the cabbage starts to wilt.
  • Add in the capsicum and cook now with a closed lid till capsicum gets soft.
  • Add in the tomato and cook again with closed lid till the tomatoes become soft. Ensure to keep stirring occasionally. Adjust salt and add in the coriander leaves. Switch off.
  • Serve warm with rotis or rice.

Join the Conversation

  1. looks delicious!! and simple everyday ingrediant as well

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

    1. Thanks a lot Sowmya…

  2. Delicious and easy to make curry….. 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Remya… 🙂

  3. That is just perfect for a busy day…simple yet delicious…good one

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  4. Hi Rafeeda, your vegetables masala look very appetizing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Have a nice day, regards.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

  5. thanks for sharing it looks yumm

    1. Thanks a lot Monu…

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