This Cabbage Dumplings in Gravy (Vegan, Gluten-Free) is easy to prepare and flavorful. Scrumptious shredded cabbage, seasoned with spices, formed into balls and baked. Then served smothered in a spicy and flavorful tomato curry gravy.

Cabbage Dumplings in Gravy (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

How To Make Cabbage Dumplings in Gravy (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This recipe is so amazing it takes cabbage to another level. Just like my Cabbage Curry and my Cabbage Soup recipe, so simple yet so delicious.

This recipe is my version of Cabbage Kofta that I had at an Indian restaurant years ago. You may be asking what is a kofta? A kofta is a meatball or vegetable ball served with a spicy curry/gravy.

To make Cabbage Dumplings in Gravy (Vegan, Gluten-Free), I processed cabbage in a food processor. I then sauteed it with onion, garlic, cumin, and coriander. Added chickpea flour and form into a ball, bake in the oven.

Meanwhile, I prepared the curry gravy, I decided to update the recipe and use curry powder instead of the spices I had in the original recipe. I used coconut milk, cashew blended with water for a really creamy gravy.

Cabbage Dumplings in Gravy

Note: If you prefer nut-free gravy,  use chickpea flour instead. If you don’t mind then leave the chickpea flour out of the gravy and blend cashews with water to add at the end to thicken.

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Cabbage Dumplings in Gravy (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 215 kcal / 899 kJ
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 14 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 45 min
  • For: 6 servings


Cabbage Dumplings/Balls

For The Gravy


  1. Place cabbage in a food processor and pulse until finely shredded. Transfer shredded cabbage into a bowl and set aside. Preheat oven 400ºF/200ºC. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, add onion, garlic and cook until onion is soft. 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.
  3. Season with salt to taste. Transfer cabbage to a bowl and allow to cool. Stir in chickpea flour and mix well to form a dough. You may need to add water if the dough isn't holding together.
  4. Shape cabbage dough into equal sized balls.Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 25- 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the gravy.

To Prepare The Gravy

  1. Heat oil or water in a large saucepan on medium heat, add onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, cook for about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add curry powder, paprika, ( add 1/4 cup chickpea flour only if nut-free) stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Stir in coconut milk, water, cayenne and salt to taste. Cover saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to simmer for about 10 minutes, meanwhile blend cashews with water. Add cashew mixture to curry gravy and stir. Cook until thicken. Turn off heat, add Cabbage Dumplings and stir. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
  4. Delicious served with rice or potatoes.


Update Notes: This post was originally published in 2016, but was republished with new photos March 2018


Cabbage Dumplings In Gravy
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.