cabbage masala /cabbage popu karam

How many ways you use cabbage?

with mixed vegetables and dash of ginger,as a salad ,with coconut , koftas ,or chutney or as a filling in wraps ,in vada's

Well add this recipe also to your list .This is my son's favorite .

I tasted this first time after my marriage . This is one of my mother-in law 's recipes , another traditional andhra dish.

I think cabbage is most commonly available veggie here. Pick Green cabbage for this.

This one goes really well with flat bread or rice.


cabbage -  2 cups chopped ,don't use a food processes as it makes very small pieces. it should be medium sized

onions - chopped 1 cup

for masala

coriander seeds  - 1/2 tsp

urad dal /minapa pappu - 1tsp

chana dal / senaga pappu  1 tsp

mustered seeds /avalu - 1tsp

cumin /jeelakarra - 1tsp

elachi /cardamon - 3 or 4

Cinnamon /dalchina  - 1 inch piece

cloves / lavangam - 3 or 4

red chillies - 4 or 5 ( based on how hot you want)


heat 1 tsp oil on a pan ,keep in medium flame

add all the masala ingredients above and fry for a min.

stir with a spoon in between ,so that it won't burn.

switch off the heat once they are all fried

now transfer those to a grinder ,remove excess oil and grind it to coarse powder.

in the same pan ,add another tsp oil and chopped cabbage  ,onions ,add salt and mix well.

keep it on medium heat and cover with a lid.

stir in between.

cook till cabbage pieces are soft and tender

now add the grounded powder to this and mix well.

cook on low heat for few mins

switch off the heat and  garnish with coriander.

tip: you can prepare the masala and can store this in airtight container .

Nutrition Facts
Servings 5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 1435 mg60 %
Potassium 264 mg8 %
Total Carbohydrate 10 g3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g11 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 2 g4 %
Vitamin A7 %
Vitamin C89 %
Calcium5 %
Iron7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.