Dry Cabbage curry with prawns and peas

This is a regular vegetable dish cooked in almost every Bengali family.It is a no garlic no onion dish yet it is so flavourful.It is a dry cabbage dish and flavored with simple cumin and coriander.You can make it simply with tomato or potato or you can make it a bit more tempting by adding prawns and peas.

Type: dry curry

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

Serve:8 6

Let’s see the recipe below👇


  • 2lb chopped cabbage
  • 1 tbs ginger paste
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbs spice mix (2 tbs cumin powder +1 tbs coriander powder)
  • 1 tbs whole spice ( crushed – 1 cinnamon, 3 green cardamom, 2 cloves)
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 2 medium sized potato diced
  • 1 cup deveined prawns
  • 1 cup blanched peas
  • 1 tbs turmeric powder
  • White oil for cooking
  • 1 tbs whole cumin
  • 3-4 green chillies


  • In a pan heat 3 tbs white oil
  • Fry the potatoes
  • Add whole cumin
  • Now add the whole spice crushed
  • Add the ginger paste
  • Add the tomato chopped
  • Add the salt and sugar
  • Now add the spice mix and stir until oil separates
  • Now add the prawns and the green chillies
  • Take out the prawn
  • Now add the cabbage
  • Add turmeric
  • Now fry them well and cover and cook
  • In between remove the lid and you can see some water has come out from the cabbage
  • Now add the fried potatoes
  • Stirl well and again cover
  • After repeating this process for 2-3 times you will see that now no water is coming out from the cabbage
  • Now add the prawns and the peas

We’ve made a step by step video to make it more useful to you all👇

Enjoy this recipe with steamed rice or tortillas.

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  1. Chop the cabbage and pour hot water over it.
  2. Keep it for 5 minutes
  3. Now wash with cold water for a great tasting cabbage
  4. Don’t over cook your prawns or it will become chewy, so I added them before and then kept them aside
  5. Later I added them to the dry cabbage curry

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