Cabbage Salad

Cabbage Salad

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This salad is cabbage through and through, with dark green speckles of green chillies and coriander here and there. Yet, this crunchy high fibre Cabbage Salad is so tasty, you will see people reach for more helpings of it.

We will let you in on the little secret. A tangy dressing with black salt, lemon juice and spice powders, is the magic spell that transforms simple cabbage into such a singularly wonderful salad! Try it to believe it.

Enjoy how to make Cabbage Salad recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Cabbage Salad recipe - How to make Cabbage Salad

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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For Cabbage Salad
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

To Be Mixed Into A Dressing For Cabbage Salad
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp black salt (sanchal)
salt to taste

For cabbage salad

    For cabbage salad
  1. To make cabbage salad,combine all the ingredients along with the dressing in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Serve the cabbage salad immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy58 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates6.6 g
Fiber2.7 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium16.8 mg
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Why Cabbage is good for you.

  1. Why Cabbage is good for you in Cabbage Salad?  Cabbage is low in caloriesrelieves constipation, good for diabetics. Cabbage has high levels of flavonoids and anthocyanins and has long been used as a herbal medicine. Rich in Antioxidants in turn lowers the risk of infection and inflammation of the body due to eating processed foods. See here all benefits of cabbage

For the Cabbage Salad Dressing

  1. To make the dressing for Cabbage Salad, first take a medium sized bowl and squeeze out fresh lemon juice. 1½ lemon will give you approximately 1½ tsp of lemon juice. This perks up the taste of salad truly.
  2. Add olive oil to it. Preferably choose olive oil as it is rich in MUFA (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids) and thus beneficial to the heart and body.
  3. Add coriander powder to it. This gives a true Indian touch to the dressing.
  4. Add the chilli powder. This can be adjusted as per your liking.
  5. Add asafoetida. This is optional though.
  6. Add black salt. This has a distinct flavour which is different from salt. However if you don’t have it, adjust salt accordingly.
  7. Add salt as per taste. 
  8. Mix very well using a small spoon and keep aside.

For the Cabbage Salad

  1. To make Cabbage Salad, first take a deep bowl and then add shredded cabbage to it. When you buy cabbage, ensure that the leaves are not shriveled and there or no holes or black spots on the outer leaves. Around 150 grams of cabbage will yield 2 cups of shredded cabbage.
  2. Add finely chopped green chillies. Try and chop them very finely so that it doesn’t punch your throat at a go.
  3. Add finely chopped fresh coriander. This fresh herb complements very well as Cabbage Salad is an Indian Salad.

To Toss the Cabbage Salad

  1. Pour the prepared dressing evenly over the cabbage, green chillies and coriander.
  2. Toss the Cabbage Salad very well. Use 2 big spoons for tossing, as it helps in tossing the salad ingredients with the dressing uniformly.
  3. Serve the Cabbage Salad immediately to enjoy its crispiness and benefit the most from its nutrients.
  4. Kale and Avocado SaladRajma Salad and Matki Salad are some other simple healthy salads which will surely love to indulge into if you are a health freak.      

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q. Can i pack the Cabbage Salad in a tiffin box? Yes, you can pack the dressing and cabbage seperately. pour the dressing over the salad right before eating. This way the Cabbage Salad will taste fresh and wont wilt. 
  2. Q. Can i add anything else to the Cabbage salad? Yes, you can choice of sprouts, carrot shreds or any other salad vegetable you like. 


Cabbage Salad
 on 01 Nov 19 09:30 PM

Tarla Dalal
02 Nov 19 11:58 AM
   Akansha, thanks for the feedback on cabbage salad. Keep providing feedback on recipes that you have cooked from Tarla Dalal.
Cabbage Salad
 on 06 Apr 19 10:41 PM

What can I use in place of olive oil?
Tarla Dalal
08 Apr 19 09:05 AM
   Hello Urvashi, You can substitute vegetable oil for olive oil, that is no problem.
Cabbage Salad
 on 26 Feb 19 09:48 PM

In India , raw Cabbage should never be eaten , as it is grown in kacchi khad hence is a good source of worm infestation. As such , I request you to please modify your salad preperstion by using cabbage which is cut washed thouroghly & steamed in salt water for 5 min. , strained & put in cold water to retain its colour, then put for sometime in friz for keeping it crisp. Thank you.
Tarla Dalal
27 Feb 19 03:54 PM
   We will update the recipe in a while to bring into play the cleaning aspect when we do a detailed step by step recipe. Valid point. Thanks.
Cabbage Salad
 on 26 Jan 18 12:12 AM

Cabbage Salad
 on 15 Jan 18 07:11 PM

Cabbage Salad
 on 15 Jan 18 05:04 AM

SO delicious!!! I LOVED IT First time I''ve had the guts to use black salt; so I used less than called for, but next time I''ll go for it. And will use kashmir mirch for half the chili powder. Thank you so much, I''m so glad to have found this site!
Tarla Dalal
15 Jan 18 08:57 AM
   We are very happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Cabbage Salad
 on 19 Dec 17 05:34 PM

I tired it..., it tastes superb. Its delicious and very healthy ??
Tarla Dalal
20 Dec 17 09:00 AM
   Hi , Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Cabbage Salad
 on 14 Dec 17 06:35 PM

Cabbage Salad
 on 15 Mar 17 10:55 AM

Very healthy and very feast.thank u ????????
Tarla Dalal
15 Mar 17 12:48 PM
   Hi , Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Cabbage Salad
 on 22 Dec 16 01:30 PM

Really easy to make and taste yummy. Good for people on diet.
Tarla Dalal
22 Dec 16 02:30 PM
   Thanks Pooja. Keep sending in your feedback.
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