Monday, February 9, 2009

Peas-n-Cabbage Spicy Upkari (sabzi)

Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C. I like this vegetable as it’s low in calories and high in fibre. It’s raining cabbage recipes here in my blog as I had bought a huge cabbage and it’s not getting over however hard I try ;) So don’t be surprised to find a couple of more appearances of this vegetable. I usually make a simple bland subzi out of cabbage. This time around I wanted a change, so dished out this spicy Upkari. ‘Upkari’ is a Konkani word which means subzi.


  • ½ a cabbage (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup peas (I used frozen peas)
  • 1 medium sized onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (slit)
  • 1 small tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger (slit length wise)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • coriander (finely chopped) to garnish
  • 3 tsp oil


  • Heat oil in a wok/kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves, ginger, green chilli and sauté
  • After a few seconds add onion and sauté till it is slightly golden brown.
  • Next put tomato, peas and stir for about a minute.
  • Add turmeric, garam masala, salt, mix well and sauté for about 30 seconds on a medium flame.
  • Now add cabbage and mix well to fold in all the contents in the kadhai/wok, add ketchup and mix well again.
  • Cover the kadhai/wok and cook the upkari till it is done. Keep stirring it occasionally.
  • Once the cabbage and peas are fully cooked, switch off the flame and add juice of half a lemon and mix well.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot with roti/rice.
  • If you prefer it less spicy you could adjust the measure of garam masala to suit your taste buds.


rekhas kitchen said...

simple and easy but all time fav for me looks so tempting

Anonymous said...

lovely pic..def try this out ..have added u in my bloggroll

suparna said...

Veena- Thanks for adding me in your blog roll. TC

suparna said...

Veena- Thanks for adding me in your blog roll. TC