Spiced Cabbage

spiced cabbage


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large fennel bulb, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ head cabbage (1 ½ lbs), thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garam masala or curry powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Add fennel seeds and cumin seeds and sauté for 30 seconds
  3. Add fresh fennel and onion and season with salt. Saute for 5 minutes
  4. Add cabbage into the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the cabbage is cooked
  5. Add cayenne pepper, chickpeas, lemon juice and garam masala and cook for 5 minutes
  6. Serve hot with rice or any Indian bread

Serves: 4

Inspiration source: Vegetarian Times, Feb 2009, page 38


The original recipe suggests cooking the vegetables for over 30 minutes until they are browned and caramelized!

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