Cabbage Kofta Recipe, How to make Cabbage Kofta Curry Recipe | Cabbage Veggie Meatballs

Cabbage kofta curry recipe with step by step photos -This dish is a rich curry dish, very popular in North India. I used to click all my main pictures in my home backyard, so the pictures will liked that only..this is my type of style of clicking the pics :D

Kofta's are fried dumplings which can be made from different vegetables like Lauki (bottle gourd), carrots, potatoes or even mix vegetables. This particular recipe uses cabbage. 

It is quick and easy to make tasty cabbage kofta recipe made with grated cabbage, gram flour and simple ingredients which is easily available in our kitchen. 

Cabbage kofta's are a wonderful treat to every day lunch/dinner meal. They are vegetarian alternative to meatball. 

This dish looks so colorful and appetizing that even the people who think that cabbage is such a boring vegetable and do not like to eat traditional cabbage ki sabzi will be tempted to eat. 

This dish is under our Foodie Monday Blog hop theme, and we are back with winter vegetables (either desi or videsi), and I am presenting the dishes of our own choices, I selected the Green Cabbage. 

I love the cabbage but my husband doesn't like it, so I decided this time to make some different dish from cabbage and made this kofta from cabbage. 

You will definitely love the taste of this cabbage, the taste is absolutely different from the normal cabbage ki sabzi !!!!!

Cabbage kofta can be served with roti, parathas or naan. It also goes well with steamed rice or jeera rice.

If you are looking for more curry recipes then do check like dal makhanipaneer makhanidal tadka , kadai paneer and amritsari chole 

Ingredients :

For the Cabbage Koftas:

Finely Chopped cabbage - 3 cups
Besan/gram flour - 1 cup
Turmeric /haldi powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder/lal mirch powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Carom seeds/ajwain - 1 tsp
Dahi/curd/yogurt - 1 tbsp
Pinch of Asafoetida/hing
Pinch of baking soda (optional)
Salt to taste
Water or as required
Oil for deep frying

For the Gravy:

Finely chopped medium size tomatoes - 3 nos
Finely chopped large size onion - 1 nos
Crushed ginger - 1/2 inch
Crushed garlic - 2 to 3 cloves
Black cardamom/badi elachi - 1 no
Green cardamoms/chotti elachi - 2 no
Cinnamon/dal chini - 1/2 inch
Cloves/laung - 2 to 3
Bay leaf/tej patta - 1 
Turmeric powder/haldi - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder/lal mirch powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder/dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil or butter - 2 tbsp
Crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Cream - 1tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste

Preparation Method :

Preparing the cabbage kofta's:

1. Inmixing bowl, take the finely chopped cabbage, ajwain/carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida/hing, curd/yogurt and salt.

2. Add besan/gram flour & baking soda and mix well. Keep the cabbage mixture aside for about 25-30 mins. The kofta mixture would have become moist as the cabbage would release its juices.

3. If the mixture looks dry, then you can add some water. If its too moist and batter like, then no need to add any water. I added about 1/4 cup water....stir very well.

4. Heat oil for deep frying the cabbage koftas in a kadai. Make a small balls of batter and fry the kofta till crisp and golden in medium hot oil.

5. Drain the cabbage kofta's on paper towels to remove excess oil and keep aside.

Preparing the curry/sauce/gravy:

1. Heat a 2 tbsp olive oil in a kadai, first add the bay leaf, black cardamom, green cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves. fry the whole spices till fragrant.... about 10-15 seconds.

2. Add the chopped onions and fry till the onions get golden.

3. Add the crushed ginger-garlic and saute till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic goes away. Add the tomatoes and all the dry spice powders - turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder.

4. Stir and saute till tomatoes soften and oil starts to leave the sides of the mixture.

5. Let this mixture cool and then grind this saute onion-tomato mixture with some water to a smooth paste with about 1/2 cup water.

6. In the same pan, gently heat about 1 tbsp oil or butter. Add the ground masala paste and stir with the oil.

Immediately add 2 cups water and again stir well.

7. Add salt & simmer the mixture till it thickens a bit and reaches a medium gravy consistency. Make sure the curry should be cooked well.

8. Then add cream(its optional) and add the crushed kasuri methi & stir again. Switch off the fire.

Note*- If serving immediately, then add the cabbage koftas. if serving later, then reheat the curry/sauce and then add the cabbage kofta.

9. Serve the hot cabbage kofta curry goes with rotis, naan and steamed rice or jeera rice. Garnish with coriander leaves before serving the cabbage kofta.

You can check my video of  "How to make Cabbage Kofta on Youtube"

Happy Cooking & Enjoy !!


  1. A wonderful way to incorporate the goodness of cabbage nestled within a yummy kofta. I loved this dear and the picture of the yummy bowl sitting atop a table in your backyard made for a very relaxed visual. I would love to dip my chapati into a bowl of your yummy dish and savour it with a large smile. 😀

  2. I have already done this and that came out very tasty. This looks so yumm and Creamy

  3. Nice innovative way to use cabbage, looks tasty Jolly

  4. Looks really delicious!
    Love the curry!

  5. I love kofta curries...and Punjabis do it very well I know...what I loved about this post is that backyard of your sister's home...n a family having a leisurely lunch together...a bond...

    1. Thank you so much dear Soma and ya they really enjoyed it :)

  6. Cabbage is my favorite vegetable. I love to add cabbage to many dishes from soups, salads, noodles and fried rice. This curry looks so tempting, will try it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Even I like cabbage too..that's great must try I am sure you'll loved it..thanks a lot dear :)

  7. Great Recipe! I saw the video on Youtube and subscribed to your channel! :)

  8. Really That Looks Delicious,Really I Like Your Cabbage Recipe,when i read your blog i cant stop water from my mouth,really delicious recipe..

  9. Not only the recipe looks wonderful, but I’m loving it! So exotic and delicious. Cabbage Kofta is really good and I’m happy we have another great recipe to try Jolly!