Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji

Cabbage and Peas stir-fry with mild Indian Spices. Vegan and Gluten Free

Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

As a flavorful vegetarian side or meat-less main course, this vegan and gluten free Indian Curry Cabbage keeps dinner healthy and delicious!

Cabbage (Pata Gobi) Matar (Peas) Sabzi (or sabji) is very delicious, every-day meat-less main course in Indian Homes! and my home is not different! This versatile dish can be eaten as both: main course or as side with meat main course!

Main Course

My family love enjoying, an easy and lite Indian dinner with Cabbage and Peas stir-fry and side of whole wheat roti and yogurt (curd) raita.

This is a kind of meal which you can prepare under 30 minutes! Once masala (onion mixture and spices) for Sabji are cooked, you just add cabbage and let it get little tender. While cabbage cooks, just warm the Roti and make Raita! In no time, a healthy dinner is ready to-be devoured!

Earlier I used cook cabbage (pata gobi) until it gets very soft and tender. This is actually the way I grew-up eating it. However, Vishal likes Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji, a little on crunchy side. So, these days I have started cooking it little less. Good for me, now it get's ready even quicker!

Easy Dinner Side - Mata Pata Gobi Ki Sabji |

Traditionally, many people add tomatoes to this dish for some tang. But I have never added tomatoes. I think tomatoes make Pata Gobi very soggy and not-appealing.... Instead, I add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice just before finish-ing the cooking. This adds much needed tang and gives savory notes to Mata Pata Gobi Sabji!

Try it once! I'm sure will LOVE the sweet and tangy flavor. I promise!

Main Course Side:

This quick cabbage recipe is also works perfect for a main-course-side. Serve with grilled meat dinner to include a hearty serving of vegetables in your family's meal!

Indian Cabbage and Peas Stir Fry - Mata Pata Gobi Ki Sabji |

Nutrition Info: This side is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and also for paleo diet. For paleo, just use natural cold-pressed olive oil instead of refined canola oil.

Friends, I'm sure you'll have some cabbage in refrigerator! Don't wait, try it tonight and let me know how you like it….

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Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji

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Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Indian () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 4 Servings - Serves: 4
(2-3 substantial or 4 side servings with Indian Roti)


Smart Swap: Replace Green Peas with Chickpeas to make this Side more substantial!


  • Step for Recipe - Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji 1. Grind onion, garlic, green chilies to a coarse consistency.
    Step for Recipe - Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji 2. Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds and let'em start to cracker. Now, add cumin seeds, fry for 20 seconds. Then, add ground onion mixture and fry until onions are soft and have started to brown a little. (about 4-5 minutes) Add turmeric and peas, fry for 1 minute.
  • Step for Recipe - Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji 3. Now add chopped cabbage, half of salt, and all other spices mentioned in ingredient list.
    Step for Recipe - Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji 4. Mix to coat the cabbage. Cook partially covered for 7-8 minutes stirring well every 2-3 minutes until cabbage is tender. Now uncover the pan and cook on medium-high heat for 2 minutes (to dry out extra moisture in the pan)
  • Step for Recipe - Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji 5. Add chopped coriander and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
    Step for Recipe - Matar Pata Gobi Ki Sabji 6. Server with your choice of Indian naan bread or roti. You can also serve cabbage stir-fry as vegetarian side dish with meat or seafood main course.
Savita's Notes:

If want to keep cabbage crunchy, don't cover the pot in step-4. Instead cook uncovered on medium high-heat for 5 minutes or until cabbage is just tender but still has bite! (this is my favorite non-traditional way of cooking, these days!)


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11 Responses

  1. I love the lite recipes
  2. Tried it, ate it, loved it. Thanks!
    I'm glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the feedback.
  3. Excellent dish. One of our favorites!
    Thanks Brenda, I'm glad you enjoy it.
  4. Nice recipe.How many cups of cabbage?
    Hi Megha, I did not count number of cups and always eye ball it. but usually a medium cabbage is a medium bowl full. I would say, 5 cups of shredded cabbage. I hope it helps.
  5. Kobichi bhaaji, the perfect maharashtrian style... all we do is add fresh grated coconut on top... lovely clicks
  6. This looks and sounds delicious! I'm a fan of cabbage and will definitely have to try this one :)
    Meg , thanks for your kind words. I hope you like it when you try!
  7. this looks delish, I am going to try it tomorrow