I have always loved this dish for its simplicity, flexibility and it turns white cabbage into something delicious.  Side Dish  – Main Dish make it yours!



  • 1 tbsp Ghee/ Vegetable Oil/ Sesame Oil?
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 White cabbage
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • Spices of your choice e.g.chilli, garam masala, ginger


  1. Make sure all your ingredients are prepped and you are ready to go – and I suggest wear an apron as the mustard seeds do pop all over the place.
  2. Heat up the oil and add the mustard seeds
  3. As soon as they pop add all the spices of your choice stir quickly and add the shredded cabbage and stir well so they are well mixed a beautiful vibrant yellow colour
  4. You are not really cooking these more like stir frying it so it is hot, so it will retain a lovely crunch to it which is part of the loveliness of this recipe.
  5. Extra grated veggies if you like such as carrots, courgettes, shredded beans, etc.

Variations and Tips

  • I eat this with a chapati/paratha and some greek yoghurt and some fresh raw vegetables and a pickle.
  • By all means use red cabbage as well or mix both, I love using the white cabbage as  I love the vibrance that the yellow turmeric creates – and as I eat it I can just imagine it wrapping itself around by grateful stomach imparting all its goodness to my organs.
  • Please make whatever tweaks you need according to your dietary needs or allergies, like all my recipes look at them as a guide not necessarily a prescriptive list of directions.