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This simple curried cabbage, which is inspired by spices often found in eastern Kenya by the port of Mombasa, is full of heat. Serve with rice. Read more about the story behind this recipe.

EatingWell.com, October 2021


Credit: Joy Howard

Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut cabbage in half; remove and discard core. Slice the cabbage into 1-inch strips and place in a Dutch oven or high-sided skillet. Add water, cover and cook over medium heat until fork-tender, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium skillet over low heat. Add onions; cook, stirring frequently, until translucent. Add flour, curry powder and salt; stir to mix well. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add milk and continue to cook, stirring, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. When the cabbage is done, drain and transfer to a serving dish. Pour the curry sauce over the cabbage and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 cup
126 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 12mg; sodium 249mg; carbohydrates 18g; dietary fiber 6g; protein 4g; sugars 10g; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 158IU; potassium 519mg.