easy cabbage recipe

Methi Cabbage

Cabbage Methi is a deliciously simple vegetarian side dish that is grossly under-rated in popularity. Delicious, aromatic and absolutely tasty.
Course Vegetarian Side Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cabbage methi, vegetarian side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 156kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 1 head cabbage (approx 750 gms) finely shredded
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 4 bunches of methi leaves leaves separated
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil on medium flame in a skillet and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the cumin seeds and garlic.
  • Add onion and fry till translucent. Add in the tomato and cook till tender.
  • Lower the flame and mix in the shredded cabbage, salt, chili powder and cook till half done.
  • Now add the methi/fenugreek leaves and cover with the lid and cook on low flame till done.


Cook on low flame with the lid closed. This will allow the cabbage to cook on steam without the use of water.
Stir occasionally to prevent the cabbage getting burnt from the bottom.