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Cabbage Chutney

Cabbage Chutney is also known as Cabbage pachadi is one of the all-time favorite chutneys in my house. It is yet another kid's favorite when I make it mild. Among all the cabbage recipes I have posted, this would be the easiest one to prepare and needs very little preparation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 127kcal



  • 2 ½ Cup Chopped cabbage
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon tamarind paste or use 1 tablespoon tamato paste
  • 2 tablespoon black gram
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoon Olive oil or coconut oil
  • 4 red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Salt to taste
  • One strand of curry leaves


  • Place a pan over medium heat and add oil. when oil is hot saute the 1 teaspoon Bengal gram and 1 tablespoon black gram and 2- 3 red chilies until it turns a golden color.
    Add the onions and saute until they turn translucent.
  • Add 1 tablespoon tomato paste. Add chopped cabbage and salt and continue to saute until cabbage is evenly cooked.
  • Now add the grated coconuts and switch off the heat. let it cool.
  • Blend all the ingredients with 1 cup of water.
  • Finally, garnish with seasoning: For seasoning, place a pan over medium heat with a teaspoon of oil and add 1tsp mustard seeds,1 red chilies. As the mustard seeds start to sputter, add curry leaves to take off the heat.



  • You could use either shred or roughly chop the cabbage or even use a food processor 
  • if you prefer to have a green-colored chutney then add green chilies while frying cabbage.
  • Store the chutney for up to 4 days on the refrigerator.
  • If you think your chutney is too thick, add ¼ cup boiled (but room temp) water.
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg