Cabbage Peas Shaak (Kobi Vatana Nu Shaak)

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Cabbage Peas shak (Kobi Vatana Nu shak) is a Gujarati-style sabji made with cabbage, green peas, and a few mild spices. It is served with dal, rice, and roti for everyday meals.

Here are some more Indian sabji recipes that you may like: Baingan Methi, Aloo Methi Sabzi, Aloo Capsicum, Tendli Masala, and Aloo Bhindi Dry.

cabbage shaak served in a bowl.
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About Cabbage Peas Shaak (Kobi Vatana Nu Shaak)

Cabbage Peas Shaak (Kobi Vatana Nu Shaak) is a traditional Gujarati-style dry sabji made with fresh cabbage, green peas, and mild spices.

It is a light and healthy stir fry that is great for everyday meals and pairs great with dal roti or dal rice.

Cabbage vatana nu shaak is mildly spiced and has a crunchy texture. Add cubed potatoes to this stir fry and make kobi batata nu shaak.

Ingredients

Cabbage – This is the hero ingredient of this recipe. Try to use organic cabbage for the best taste and health benefits.

Green Peas – You can use fresh or frozen peas.

Oil – I make this curry in sunflower oil, but canola oil, peanut oil, or light olive oil also work great.

Spices – You will need brown mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida (hing), coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and Kashmiri red chili powder.

Others – You will also need green chilies and salt.

How To Make Cabbage Shaak

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a wide heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat.

Oil heating in a pan.

Add the following ingredients once the oil is hot, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.

  • ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
Mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafetida added to the pan.

Add the following ingredients to the pan and mix well.

  • 5 cups of finely shredded green cabbage, tightly packed
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
Remaining ingredients added to the pan.
Mixed well.

Reduce the heat to low.

Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 8-10 minutes until the cabbage is almost cooked, stirring a few times.

Pan covered with a lid.

Do not overcook. The cabbage must still have some crunch.

If the sabji has any liquid, cook on high flame for 30-40 seconds until it evaporates.

Serve hot.

Ready cabbage shaak.

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Cabbage Peas Shaak (Kobi Vatana Nu Shaak) is a Gujarati style sabji made using cabbage, green peas a few mild spices. Serve it for your everyday meals with dal, rice, and roti.
5 from 2 votes

Cabbage Peas Shaak Recipe (Kobi Vatana Nu Shaak)

Cabbage Peas Shaak (Kobi Vatana Nu Shaak) is a Gujarati style sabji made using cabbage, green peas a few mild spices. Serve it for your everyday meals with dal, rice, and roti.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing) (skip to make this sabji gluten-free)
  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage (tightly packed)
  • 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
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Instructions 

  • Heat oil in a wide heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and asafetida and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.
  • Add cabbage, peas, green chilies, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and Kashmiri red chili powder to the pan and mix well.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 8-10 minutes until the cabbage is almost cooked, stirring a few times in between.
  • Do not overcook. The cabbage must still have some crunch.
  • If the sabji has any liquid, then cook on high flame for 30-40 seconds until it is evaporated.
  • Serve hot.

Video

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Notes

Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 612mg, Potassium: 261mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 444IU, Vitamin C: 47mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 1mg
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