Curry Cabbage

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This quick and easy Curry Cabbage will be a sure hit! It is not only healthy but astonishingly full of flavor and easy to prepare.

Curry Cabbage

Jamaican Cabbage Curry is different from Indian Cabbage Curry because of the different seasonings. It is prepared Jamaican-Style with the addition of thyme and coconut milk.

Other favorite curry dishes are Jamaican Spicy Curry Potatoes, Chickpea Curry with Quinoa, Thai Coconut Curry Tofu and Butternut Squash Curry.

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The Health Benefits Of Cabbage

Cabbage is packed with nutrients, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family known to prevent cancer.

Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C provides anti-inflammatory benefits and protects coronary arteries from damage.

It is also gluten-free and low in fat. It is also allowed in the phase 1 candida diet if carrots are omitted. Check out these 20 AMAZING VEGAN CABBAGE RECIPES

Curry Cabbage in a green bowl, overhead shot with salad on a plate and water

Curry Cabbage Ingredients

  • Green Cabbage
  • Coconut Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Coriander
  • Turmeric
  • Thyme
  • Cumin
  • Carrot
  • Coconut Milk
  • Salt

How To Make Cabbage Curry?

  1. Chop the cabbage into bite-sized pieces, prepare the other vegetables. 
  2. In a large saucepan add oil and heat on medium heat.
  3. Saute onion, garlic. add all the spices, cabbage, coconut milk, and water.
  4. Curry is finished cooking when the sauce thickens…
  5. It is delicious served with rice, potato or roti.

Cabbage Curry

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 171 kcal / 715 kJ
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbs: 12 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • For:
  • 4 servings



  1. Slice cabbage in 1 inch thick strips, set aside in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium high heat.
  3. Add onion and garlic and cook until is soft about 3 minutes stirring.
  4. Add coriander, turmeric, thyme, cumin, carrot, cabbage and stir. Add coconut milk, water and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover saucepan and reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  6. Delicious served with brown rice or baked potatoes and a salad!


Curry Cabbage

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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.

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  1. Phyllis
    January 31, 2021

    Love this, Thanks for sharing.

  2. stacey poindexter
    December 23, 2020

    This recipe ROCKS! Was looking for a new way to make cabbage and came across this. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I cooked the onions untill they were brown and sweet. Used fresh turmeric and thyme, added a small jar of curry paste and cooked it low and slow for about 5 hours to bring out the flavors. We ate it as a soup. Perfect!

  3. Karen
    December 7, 2020

    I added chickpeas to make this curry a complete meal. Just delicious and perfect comfort food in cold weather and challenging times.

  4. Ginger
    December 5, 2020

    Made this on a cold winter night. It was so comforting, cozy, and delicious. Absolutely warming to the soul. The family enjoyed it. Thank you for a healthy and appetizing meal!

  5. Ebony
    November 30, 2020

    These were soooo yummy. This is the only way I make our cabbage now. It was quick and easy and my kids actually ate them! 😅

  6. Peg
    September 10, 2020

    I’m allergic to coconut, can you suggest a replacement for the coconut milk? Thanks

  7. Angel
    August 14, 2020

    Is it possible to use purple cabbage for this recipe? I have a head of purple cabbage and not sure what to do with it. Would love to use it in a curry for dinner!

  8. Jody
    June 30, 2020

    This soup is delicious. I season 4 chicken thighs with curry seasoning, brown them on both sides. Then put them in the soup when the soup is ready to simmer for 20 mins and then they finish cooking like that. I also use curry powder in place of the turmeric, coriander & cumin. Ive also used a bag of coleslaw (shredded cabbage and carrots) to save time time.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      June 30, 2020

      I’m happy you enjoyed my curry cabbage recipe. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

    • Tiffany
      July 18, 2020

      Can I use carton coconut milk instead of canned? I have one can as well but I bought it for my vegan cinnamon roll recipe. If it is necessary I’ll go get more.

      • Michelle Blackwood, RN
        July 18, 2020

        Tiffany if the coconut milk in the carton is unsweetened then it will work. I usually use the ones in the carton for cereal. Make sure to cook your curry until the sauce is reduced and thick so you end up with a more flavorful dish. The coconut milk in the carton is usually watered down with other ingredients.

  9. Monica
    June 29, 2020

    This soup was so delicious! I ended up making it in the Instant Pot and added in some tiny potatoes. Can’t wait to try the left overs on rice.

  10. Rosanna
    June 8, 2020

    I don’t always have coconut milk on hand – although I do try to – what would you suggest as a substitute, if any? Thanks. I have made this once already and it was very good! I made it to have for lunch, with a slice of bread on the side. No rice.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      June 8, 2020

      Rosanna, you can make it with bouillon cubes, vegetable broth, you can just leave out the coconut milk.

    • Natasha
      June 13, 2020

      I’ve also used a little bit of coconut extract (1/2 tsp) mixed with nondairy milk (1 cup) as a substitute. It lightens up the recipe for a delicious side as opposed to the main dish. I love this recipe.

  11. Jillian
    June 6, 2020

    Hi! I thought this recipe was delicious! I was just wondering if you knew how much fiber this meal had per serving? I’m currently doing the vegan keto diet and was trying to figure out the net carbs.

  12. Val
    May 19, 2020

    I served it with a piece of white fish, and it was sooooo good!

  13. Amy
    April 26, 2020

    This was soooo delicious!!!

  14. Ahna
    April 16, 2020

    I love cabbage and curry. Can’t wait to try this. Thank you!

  15. Elizabeth
    April 9, 2020

    This was very good!
    I was confused by coriander until I realized there was no curry
    Powder in the recipe. When I looked it up it said that Curry could be substituted. So was that what made the cabbage Curry cabbage? I wasn’t sure so I used both. At any rate it was a nice change from the regular cabbage that I make. I also used broth instead of water. Thank you very much I have recommended it to several friends.

  16. Krisztina
    February 23, 2020

    Thank you very much! It was delicious!