White cabbage curry

Cooking time: 10 min. / 13 min.Difficulty: easy

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Another recipe from the range of Sri Lankan curries. This time the main ingredient is white cabbage, which I considered as quite boring vegetable, until I tried this recipe of course ;)


Mix all ingredients and cook on a small fire 13-16 minutes covered. To get the cabbage soft, but still crunchy.

Serve with rice and other Sri Lankan curries.

In Sri Lanka from time to time added a few potatoes (cleaned and cut into wedges) and Jackfruit seeds. Both were cooked together with cabbage and spices.


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Video recipe

White cabbage curry

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For 4 portions:

  • 1 small white cabbage head, cut on stirps
  • 1 red onion, cut on strips
  • green chili peppers chopped
  • piece of Maldive fish, cut on fine noodles (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (if you don`t like it spicy, better put less or none)
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 pandan leaf torn on 3 cm pieces (optional)
  • home made coconut milk (150 ml) or a small can of coconut milk with water added, 150 ml volume to be reached

Side dish:

  • rice

Authentic tools needed:

  • clay pot
  • coconut scraper
  • mortar