Green Cabbage Curry (Kobi nu shak)

I usually use white cabbage for making sambharo, muthias and rasiya muthiyas but never make cabbage curry (kobi nu shak).  Whenever I think of Kobi nu shak- I remember my bhabhi who used to live in Mombasa and made the best kobi bateta nu shak (cabbage and potato curry).  No one can replicate that taste and for that reason – I have never made that curry.

Last week, I read about the goodness of green cabbage and I bought one to make stuffed cabbage leaves. However, I found that the cabbage leaves were so tough that I couldn’t use them for that recipe. The cabbage was lovely to use in salads and sandwiches and I made this plain and simple curry and I was amazed at how tasty it was.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 4 cups of shredded cabbage (I used Green cabbage but you can use any variety)
  • 2-4 fresh green chillies
  • bunch of coriander
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes
  • 1 -2 tsp of garlic paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp splenda or sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbs oil (I used sunflower oil)


1.  Shred the cabbage and cut the chillies into small circles.

2. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds. Once they stop popping, add in the cabbage leaves.  Also add the salt, green chillies and turmeric .  Cover and allow to cook for 7-8 minutes. The green cabbage does not contain as much moisture and the curry remains fairly dry and cooks almost like a stir fry.

3.  Chop the tomatoes into small chunks and add to the cabbage curry.  Using a garlic press add the garlic to the curry.  Add the lemon juice and splenda.  Mix well and cook for a further 5 minutes.

5. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with fresh chappatis


  • favorite shak. i add tuver dana also. taste so good.

  • Healthy fiber rich dish,yumm:)
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  • Thank you for the recipe on the green cabbage curry. It offers the best of both worlds: taste and health benefits. Thanks again.

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  • Seems like a really nice curry. Indian food, specially the Indian curries have a very distinct flavour. I’ve tasted cabbage curries before but they were not prepared like this.

  • I like stir fry cabbage…

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  • Healthy and super yummy curry…love to eat with chapatis.

  • nice recipe, I like it…

  • NS

    I have made this recipe so many times and it is always successful. Love the taste.

  • Maybe you can’t replicate your bhabhi’s recipe but maybe you can make your own version of the recipe. Good post.

  • This looks marvellous – never used cabbage in a curry before but will try it today! 🙂

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