Simple Cabbage Soup

A super simple low calorie cabbage soup, apt for mid hunger pangs or as a part of a meal…




Since we are in the last leg of Ramadan and I am really not in a mood to write long posts, I guess I will keep it close to the content. May Allah accept our deeds and make us among those who observes the Lailatul Qadr… Aameen Ya Rubb… I am not someone who makes soups during Ramadan. There are many who I know serve warm soups for Iftar, but then we are usually used to having sweet warm drinks and hence I tend to stick to it. While trying to schedule my posts for Ramadan, one suggestion I got was to include some soup and here I am with a super simple soup recipe, which is simply a “chop and dump” recipe. Cabbage is a vegetable I have in my pantry any given time. My girls love cabbage upperi, so it gets featured for lunch every time I run out of ideas to make an upperi. Hehe… Once I got a super huge cabbage that refused to get over and I had to finish it.


Do you know cabbage is one of least calorific and high fibrous vegetable? If you are someone who has been on diets, you may know the GM diet and how it has a clause, that if you feel extra hungry, to have cups of cabbage soup. Hehe… I had done that diet once long back and promised myself not to do it again… 😉 OK, so coming back to the soup, I added a carrot to the soup, which is purely optional. But if you do like, you could add some chopped celery as well. The spices used are very basic, yet the end result is a warming flavorsome soup. Especially during climate change times like now, there is nothing that will calm your tummy as much as a simple soup like this can… Off to the recipe…



5 from 10 votes

Simple Cabbage Soup

Course Soups
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 small cabbage roughly chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 3/4 tsp cumin powder
  • Crushed pepper as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves as required


  • Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker and fy the garlic.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except the salt and coriander leaves and close the lid.
  • Pressure cook for a couple of whistles. Switch off and let the pressure go by itself.
  • Open, give a quick stir and adjust seasonings. Serve hot with a sprinkling of coriander leaves.


If you want the soup to be a little thick, then you can add a little cornflour slurry and cook till slightly thick. 

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  1. 5 stars
    This soup is so delicious. It is getting warmer here and I usually avoid soups. Few days ago I was under the weather this warm soup was exactly what I need. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    Cabbage usually end up in sabzi or salad….but idea of making soup with cabbage and few little regular ingredients is such a fantastic idea. Loved it.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow, such a simple recipe but so nutritious. I usually shy away from cabbage, but you are tempting me to give this simple cabbage soup a try.

  4. 5 stars
    Simple and nutritious soup recipes is all I am looking for Rafeeda. Your cabbage soup looks fabulous with minimal ingredients and ease to make it. Lovely share.

  5. Sandhya Ramakrishnan says:

    5 stars
    I love cabbage and this is a great recipe for someone who is on a weight loss diet as well. I have to make this especially when it is so simple to make. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    This is such a comforting and delicious looking soup that I wish to make on a cold night. Waiting for some rainy days so I could make a big pot of this soup real soon.

  7. 5 stars
    I love to include such nutritious yet low calorie soups in my mid- day meals. Low this simpler yet flavorful cabbage soup.

  8. 5 stars
    What an interesting and delicious soup recipe with cabbage. Sounds so simple to make and so flavorful. Perfect for a chilly weeknight.

  9. 5 stars
    Very comforting & delicious soup using cabbage! it is still cold here, probably I should make once! Simple recipe to try & it’s very flavourful!

  10. 5 stars
    This sounds like a refreshing idea for the late nights I work. Meanwhile, I am always hungry when I am working. The low calorie idea sounds perfect.

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