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Asian Pickled Cabbage | (Indian Style Spicy & Sour Pickle) | (V + K + GF)

by Pradeep Mamgain
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Traditionally, Indian meals are not complete without pickles. This easy Asian pickled cabbage is a spicy, sour, crunchy, and addicting topping or side and adds a pop of flavor in any recipe. It’s mildly acidic and bursting with flavors.

Asian Pickled Cabbage | (Indian Style Spicy & Sour Pickle) | (V + K + GF)

Last week I tried this pickled cabbage recipe and I was thinking of trying an Indian version of the recipe. This Indian style pickle does not have the flavor of cabbage much in it but has dominant flavors of spices and mustard oil. Usually, Indian style pickles are loaded with oil but due to the presence of lemon juice in this recipe, not much oil is needed.

Why This Recipe Works

Versatile – It goes well with just about anything and Indian meal. You can also use it with sandwiches, chicken, meat, fish, burgers, chapatis, rice, and so on. You can customize the pickle to your choosing. So, if you want to change the mustard oil to olive oil or want to reduce the number of spices, it’s all good.

Easy to make – It’s extremely easy to make, all you need is cabbage, a jar, and few common spices that you’ll find easily in your kitchen. You can make this delicious pickle in 15 minutes.

Shelf stability – If refrigerated, it keeps well for about two weeks easily.

What You Will Need To Make Asian Pickled Cabbage

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  • ground spices (red chili, turmeric, and asafoetida)
  • whole spices (mustard seeds – raai and fennel seeds)
  • salt and mustard oil
  • and for the veggies:
    • cabbage, carrot, and bell pepper
Asian Pickled Cabbage | (Indian Style Spicy & Sour Pickle) | (V + K + GF)

Nutrition

This nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on 1 serving.

Calories → 28 kcal | Carbohydrates → 6 g | Protein → 1 g | Fat → 1 g | Saturated Fat → 1 g | Sodium → 1068 mg | Potassium → 123 mg | Fiber → 2 g | Sugar → 2 g | Vitamin A → 2413 µg | Vitamin B6 → 1 mg | Vitamin C → 20 mg | Vitamin E → 1 mg | Vitamin K → 22 µg | Calcium → 25 mg | Copper → 1 mg | Iron → 1 mg | Magnesium → 11 mg | Phosphorus → 19 mg

How to Make Asian Pickled Cabbage

This is a summary. Be sure to scroll to the recipe card below for complete instructions.

  1. Thinly slice veggies and transfer them to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together with veggies.
  3. Put the pickle in a glass jar.
  4. Set the jar in the sun for three to four hours.

A Few Final Thoughts

  • Caution: Always use clean hands and utensils for making the pickles. As a result, pickles will last long.
  • Utensils: Because of the corrosive nature of some ingredients always use glassware or ceramic containers for pickling, not the metal containers.
  • Substitutions: You can replace mustard oil with olive oil.
Asian Pickled Cabbage | (Indian Style Spicy & Sour Pickle) | (V + K + GF)
Asian Pickled Cabbage | (Indian Style Spicy & Sour Pickle) | (V + K + GF)

FAQs

Is this pickle healthy?

This pickled cabbage is incredibly nutritious and healthy. Both cabbage and carrots are packed with nutrients. Cabbage is low in calories but it has an impressive nutrient profile loaded with vitamins and minerals. Cabbage also contains small amounts of other micro-nutrients as well such as vitamin A, iron, and riboflavin.

Is cabbage keto-friendly?

Above-ground vegetables such as cabbage are generally low-carb and therefore the good keto options.

Can I add my favorite spices to the pickle?

Yes. You can add garlic, ginger, black pepper, and fenugreek seeds to it.

Can I use red cabbage instead?

Yes. Cabbage comes in a variety of shapes and colors: red, purple, white, and green. You can use any type of cabbage with this recipe.

How to make this pickle crunchier?

To add extra crunchiness, you need to get rid of the excess liquid present in the cabbage and carrots. Coat veggies with salt and marinate for an hour in the refrigerator. Once veggies are marinated, you’ll see a pool of the water in the bowl. Now, wash the veggies to get rid of the salt.

Can I add other vegetables to this pickle?

Yes, you can add different vegetables such as sliced onions, shallots, or small cauliflower florets.

How to serve this pickle?

You can serve this healthy, delicious, and crunchy pickled cabbage as a salad or as a side to your and family’s favorite meals. You can add it to: sandwiches, chicken, meat, fish, burgers, tacos, chapatis, rice, and so on.

Is this pickle shelf-stable?

If you refrigerate it in a jar with a lid, it will last upto two weeks.

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Asian Pickled Cabbage | (Indian Style Spicy & Sour Pickle) | (V + K + GF)

Traditionally, Indian meals are not complete without pickles. This easy Asian pickled cabbage is a spicy, sour, crunchy, and addicting topping or side and adds a pop of flavor in any recipe. It's mildly acidic and bursting with flavors.
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Course: Accompaniments
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: asian pickled cabbage, pickle, pickled cabbage
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain

SERVINGS

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Note: 1 cup = 250 ml | 1 tbsp = 15 ml | and 1 tsp | 5 ml

Ingredients

  • 50 grams cabbage
  • 25 grams carrot
  • 15 grams bell pepper
  • 6 grams black mustard seeds - raai
  • 2.5 grams fennel seeds
  • 1 gram ground turmeric
  • 2 grams ground red chili
  • 5 grams salt
  • 0.3 grams asafoetida
  • 12 grams mustard oil
  • 15 ml lemon juice

Instructions

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • First of all, add mustard and fennel seeds to a blender jar and make a semi-coarse powder.
  • Thinly slice cabbage, bell pepper, and carrot using a large, sharp knife and then transfer the veggies to a mixing bowl.
  • Add rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  • Transfer the mix to a glass jar. Ensure to pack tightly. Set the jar in the sun for three to four hours.

NOTES

  • Caution: Always use clean hands and utensils for making the pickles. As a result, pickles will last long.
  • Utensils: Because of the corrosive nature of some ingredients always use glassware or ceramic containers for pickling, not the metal containers.
  • Substitutions: You can replace mustard oil with olive oil.
  • Can I add other vegetables to this pickle: Yes, you can add different vegetables such as sliced onions, shallots, or small cauliflower florets.
  • How to serve this pickle: You can serve this healthy, delicious, and crunchy pickled cabbage as a salad or as a side to your and family’s favorite meals. You can add it to: sandwiches, chicken, meat, fish, burgers, tacos, chapatis, rice, and so on.
  • Is this pickle shelf-stable: If you refrigerate it in a jar with a lid, it will last upto two weeks.
  • Can I add my favorite spices to the pickle: Yes. You can add garlic, ginger, black pepper, and fenugreek seeds to it.

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Nutrition

Calories → 28 kcal | Carbohydrates → 6 g | Protein → 1 g | Fat → 1 g | Saturated Fat → 1 g | Sodium → 1068 mg | Potassium → 123 mg | Fiber → 2 g | Sugar → 2 g | Vitamin A → 2413 µg | Vitamin B6 → 1 mg | Vitamin C → 20 mg | Vitamin E → 1 mg | Vitamin K → 22 µg | Calcium → 25 mg | Copper → 1 mg | Iron → 1 mg | Magnesium → 11 mg | Phosphorus → 19 mg

This nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on 1 serving.

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4 comments

Aneeta thapliyal April 9, 2020 - 2:21 pm

5 stars
Healthy and delicious

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Pradeep Mamgain April 10, 2020 - 6:37 pm

Hey, thanks so much!

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Kusum Dutt April 9, 2020 - 4:39 pm

IAM loved ot

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Pradeep Mamgain April 10, 2020 - 6:37 pm

Glad, that you liked it!

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