Cabbage Mom Style

This recipe was submitted by CSA member Dinesh Kumar. She reports that it is “simple, fast and quite delicious, with total prep time of 30 minutes.” She likes to have this dish crunch – but points out that it can be cooked longer for a softer texture.


Cabbage: 1 head, shredded
Garlic: 2-3 cloves
Green chili peppers: 2-3 (optional)
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 2 tsp
Mustard oil (may use olive oil): 2-3 tbsp
Salt : 2-3 tsp
Pepper: 0.5 - 1 tsp


Heat oil in a wok, frying pan, or cast-iron skillet.

Add mustard seeds and cook until they start crackling (1-2 min).

Add shredded cabbage and cook while stirring for 4-5 min.

Add chili peppers (optional) and cook for 1-2 min.

Add turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook for 10-15 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.