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Cabbage Poppy Curry

8 Jan

Cabbage Poppy Curry.

Cabbage is chopped and cooked in oil along with chopped onion. Poppy seeds are toasted and ground into powder along with coriander and cumin. The powder is then added to the cabbage curry as a finishing step. Serve cabbage poppy curry with steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Cabbage Poppy Curry.


Cabbage 1 Small
Onion 1
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Poppy Seeds 1 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds 1 1/2 tsps
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove outer leaves, wash and chop the cabbage.

Heat a pan on low heat, add poppy seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds.
Toast for a minute or until aromatic and remove from heat.
Grind the poppy seeds mixture into fine powder and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add sliced onion and ginger garlic paste.
Fry for around few minutes on medium flame and stir in cabbage and turmeric powder.
Fry for around 5 minutes or until cabbage is cooked.
Stir in ground poppy seeds powder, red chili powder and salt.
Cook for another minute and remove from heat.
Serve cabbage poppy seeds curry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure not burn any ingredients while toasting.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: Check other variations with cabbage here.
Other Names: Cabbage Poppy Curry.