Indian Spiced Cabbage Recipe- Vegan, Gluten Free, GAPS and Paleo Legal

Cabbage is one of the cheapest veggies out there, I find, making it the frugalista's best friend in the kitchen. On the other hand, cabbage bother's some people's digestive system, making it a less appealing option. But sometimes the price of cabbage wins out, and I decide to go ahead and make cabbage, and as long as we don't have too much of it, its fine.
This is a yummy recipe for Indian spiced cabbage, and it is spicy and delicious. Feel free to adjust the spiciness if you don't like heat- you can leave it out entirely, but personally I think the heat adds a lot. I serve this with red lentil dal and chutney and rice. Delish!

Its gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan, GAPS legal, Paleo/Primal, nightshade free (if you skip the hot pepper), and just totally awesome. Perfect for practically everyone.

Indian Spiced Cabbage Recipe- Vegan, Gluten Free, GAPS and Paleo Legal

1 tablespoon oil of choice (I prefer coconut oil)
1 medium onion
1 1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds
1/2 head cabbage
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/8-1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (or to taste)

1. Chop onions and saute in oil until golden.

2. Add mustard seeds and cook for a few minutes.

3. Thinly chop cabbage, add to the onions. Saute until softened.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients, and cooked until beginning to brown.

Serve hot or cold.

What is your favorite way to serve cabbage? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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  1. This looks delicious and uses ingredients I have in my pantry. I'm looking forward to cooking it this weekend. I love cabbage. It is a very affordable and nutritious vegetable that keeps well. I like to saute it with cumin and little bit of sugar or honey.

  2. My favorite is sauerkraut, but I surely will give this a try some day when I have all the ingredients.
    Can mustard seeds be substituted with mustard powder?

  3. I'm absolutely going to try this, I love cabbage. My favorite is slow-cooked red cabbage with liquid smoke instead of bacon, and also vinegar and apple pieces. And sugar.

    Could you make this with coconut milk or would that be weird with the spices?

  4. Cabagge is for me the most beautiful helper for tocontrol Pillory bacter from digestive system, also when I eatit raw or lighty boiled.
    Viva el repollo!!!

  5. Mmmmm! I have cabbage coming in my garden, and most of the rest of the ingredients in my pantry. Going to have to give this a try.

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