Cabbage Balls


Cabbage Balls

Scrumptious shredded cabbage, seasoned with spicy aromatics, formed into balls and baked instead of fried. Then served in a spicy and flavorful gravy.


For: 4 servings


    To make cabbage balls
    1. Place cabbage in a food processor and pulse until finely shredded. Transfer shredded cabbage into a bowl and set aside.
    2. Preheat oven 400ºF/200ºC. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
    3. Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat, add onion, garlic and cook until onion is soft.
    4. Stir in coriander, cumin and cook for another minute. Add shredded cabbage and cook, while stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.
    5. Season with salt to taste. Transfer cabbage into a bowl and allow to cool. Stir in chickpea flour and mix well to form a smooth dough.
    6. Shape cabbage dough into equal sized balls. Transfer onto baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.
    To make curry sauce
    1. Heat oil or water in a large saucepan on medium heat, add onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
    2. Add garlic and ginger, cook for about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.
    3. Add coriander, turmeric, cumin and chickpea flour, stirring constantly for about 1 minute.
    4. Stir into saucepan, coconut milk, water, bay leaf, Cayenne and salt to taste. Cover saucepan and bring to a boil.
    5. Reduce to simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro leaves.
    6. Add cabbage balls and serve over rice or potatoes.
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    1. I am always looking for new ways to cook cabbage. This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will be trying this on the weekend.

    2. I am finding a new recipe for my hubby and I’m so glad you share this with us. I bet my hubby would like it

    3. Claudette Esterine

      I really have been wanting to change up my diet and eat more veggies and I so love cabbage so this is right up my alley! Thank you!

    4. This cabbage roll recipe has a lot of spices! YUM! I love that it’s packed with flavor, definitely perfect for the cold weather.

    5. Michelle Gwynn Jones

      I don’t like cabbage, but my father does. Next time he goes to my sister’s house I will send him with the recipe.

    6. This is the best recipe I have seen today I love how you have transformed cabbage! Definitely bookmarking!


      Hi Michelle,
      I tried out this recipe with garbanzo flour and it turned out great! That curry sauce is special. Do you have any other recipe that uses curry?

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