Sautéed savoy cabbage with chickpeas and cherry tomatoes

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A few spices are enough to turn ordinary cabbage into an aromatic and flavourful dish!

Today’s recipe is the best example of the importance of spices. A little garam masala, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek and dill make ordinary cabbage turn into an aromatic and flavourful dish!
Stewed cabbage with chickpeas and tomatoes tastes great with bread, rice, bulgur or barley. It can be used both as a side dish and a main course. It is simple, quick to prepare, low in calories but filling at the same time and – of course – very healthy!
I used savoy cabbage in the recipe, but you can easily replace it with any other cabbage – young, pointed, ordinary white or even red.
Instead of chickpeas, you can prepare cabbage with beans or lentils, or omit them if you don’t like or can’t eat the legumes.

Sautéed savoy cabbage with chickpeas

An easy, healthy meal in under 30 minutes!

Start to finish, this sautéed savoy cabbage takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and much of the cooking is fairly hands-free. To prepare the cabbage, cut it in half from its top down through its core. Place the cut-side down on your cutting board, then slice it as thinly around the core. Warm the olive oil in the pot. Add chopped onion, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and fenugreek and cook for a minute stirring. Add cabbage chickpeas, garam masala and cherry tomatoes to the pot and season with salt, pepper and chili flakes. Sauté the cabbage, stirring every now and then for 3 – 4 minutes, then pour the broth or water into the pot. Cover and cook for 15 – 20 minutes until tender.
Stir in the rest of the chopped dill, and cook for another minute.

vegan sautéed savoy cabbage

Sautéed savoy cabbage with chickpeas and cherry tomatoes

Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Equipment

  • 1 large pot

Ingredients

  • ½ head Savoy cabbage
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala spice
  • 2 cups chickpeas cooked or canned
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • a small bunch of dill chopped
  • 1 tsp chili flakes optional or to taste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Warm the olive oil in the pot.
    Add chopped onion, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and fenugreek and cook for a minute stirring, until fragrant.
  • Add cabbage, chickpeas, garam masala and cherry tomatoes to the pot.
    Sauté the cabbage, stirring every now and then for 3 – 4 minutes, then pour the broth or water in and season with salt, pepper and chili flakes.
  • Cover and cook for 15 – 20 minutes until tender.
    Stir in the rest of the chopped dill, and cook for another minute.

Notes

Nutritional value - ¼ sautéed cabbage
151 kcal | Carbohydrates 62 g | Protein 8 g | Fat 6 g | Fiber 1 g
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: budget friendly, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, fenugreek, garam masala, gluten free, healthy, mustard seeds, Quick & Easy, savoy cabbage

How to store and reheat sautéed savoy cabbage with chickpeas and cherry tomatoes?

To store leftovers: Make sure to let your sautéed cabbage come to room temperature. Then store in the fridge, covered for 3 – 4 days.
Ways to freeze: Once the cabbage is cooled, pour it into a freezer safe container. Freeze it for up to a month.
How to reheat: To reheat a single serving, pour it into a small pan and warm it up on the stovetop [ you can also pour it into a bowl and microwave it for a few minutes until warmed through ].
For a bigger batch, just pour it back into the pot and warm it up on the stovetop.

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