Vegan Green Cabbage and Pepper Stir Fry

Green Cabbage? It’s good for you but can easily go limp when boiled or steamed. This quick 5-minute recipe transforms it into something that shakes your taste buds into another world.

This vegan-friendly green cabbage and pepper stir fry has plenty of kick – the spices will heat you up inside while it’s snowing outside. I love how the video uses a picture-in-picture effect to show each step in the cooking process.

One warning: If you’re shy about spices, you may want to halve the amount of cumin the chef recommends. Enjoy!

See the ingredient list and instructions below.

PS The chef shows this served in a sandwich (a different twist) and of course, this can be served as a side dish.


  • Green cabbage chopped
  • 3 long green peppers
  • 1/2 red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon hing (also known as asafoetida)
  • Add 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons coriander and cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt


    • Place oil in the pan and heat it up.
    • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and hing.
    • Add the cabbage and 2 kinds of peppers.
    • Increase the heat to high and keep stirring for under 5 minutes to keep the veggies crunchy
    • Add the turmeric, coriander and cumin powder, red chili powder, and chopped coriander.
    • Keep stirring
    • Add the salt and finish cooking.

NEW! You can download the recipe here.

The chef in this video uses a stir fry pan that I really like – it’s similar to the Cuisinart stir fry pan that I use at home. If you’re interested in buying one, this model is attractive, inexpensive and very durable.

Cuisinart 726-38H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Stir-Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover

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