Bund Gobhi (Stir Fry Cabbage) Recipe

Bund Gobhi/ Patta Gobhi Ki Subji (Stir Fry Cabbage)

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
113 Calories
8g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 67mg 336%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 479mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This stir-fry cabbage recipe—called Bund Gobhi and also known as Patta Gobhi Ki Subji—is an Indian style dish that is made with thinly sliced cabbage, tomatoes, green chiles, grated ginger, mustard seeds, curry leaves and an abundance of spices including tumeric, cumin, coriander and red chili powder. In this recipe, we also include potatoes and peas as optional ingredients, which adds additional depth and flavor to the dish. While this seems like it would take a lot of time to make, this dish—if you've already chopped and sliced the ingredients ahead of time—can be put on the table in around 30 minutes. 

Serve this stir fry dish with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and a tangy pickle. It is also makes a great side dish for Jeera rice and daal. It is absolutely delicious.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or canola oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 2 green chiles, finely chopped

  • 5 to 6 curry leaves

  • 1 (2-inch piece) ginger, grated

  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 medium potatoes, quartered lengthwise and sliced thinly, optional

  • 1 cup frozen peas, optional

  • 8 to 10 ounces (250 to 300 grams) cabbage, sliced very thinly

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder

  • Salt, to taste

  • Fresh coriander, chopped, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bund Gobhi/ Patta Gobhi Ki Subji (Stir Fry Cabbage) ingredients

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  2. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame. Add the mustard seeds, green chiles, curry leaves and fry till the seeds stop spluttering.

    add mustard seeds, green chilies, and curry leaves to a pot

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  3. Add the ginger and stir. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are pulpy.

    add tomatoes and ginger to the pot with the spices

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  4. If you are using potatoes and peas, add them now. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.

    add potatoes and peas to the tomato mixture in the pot

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  5. Add the cabbage and then the turmeric, coriander, cumin, red chili powder and salt to taste. Mix well. Cover, simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.

    Bund Gobhi/ Patta Gobhi Ki Subji (Stir Fry Cabbage) in a covered pot

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  6. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) and a tangy pickle.

    Bund Gobhi/ Patta Gobhi Ki Subji (Stir Fry Cabbage)

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  • Prep the veggies and spices the night before to save time.
  • You can also premeasure the tumeric, coriander, cumin, and red chili powders and put them in a small airtight container together.

Recipe Variation

  • Use fresh peas in place of the frozen ones.
  • To make this stir-fry dish less spicy, use a smaller amount of the red chili powder.
  • If you're a garlic lover, chop up and add in 2 to 3 cloves of garlic.

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