Stuffed Cabbage with Vindaloo Chicken

9 May

I know this is not your typical stuffed cabbage recipe. But if you love Indian Spices and Indian foods then you have to try this. Based on my humble opinion it is a one pot meal as it has veggies, meat and starch. Its works well with my low carbs and low-fat diet that I follow from the PX90 menu. But don’t ask me about the beach body workout. That’s a topic I don’t want to venture.

I do know that the stuffed cabbage was originated in Eastern Europe. To give it a Indian spiced twist, I had to make a few change to the seasoning and broth so that the flavor would not clash but be enhanced. I used chicken as it’s a popular meat, vindaloo spice and fresh cilantro. Instead of using tomato puree I used a chopped tomato in the broth as the vindaloo paste is ground in vinegar and is already acidic enough. I am not a big fan of too much tomato. Cilantro also known as coriander plays an important role in Indian foods, just like parsley is to Italian cooking.

Ingredients :

Β stuffed-cabbage-chicken-vindaloo-recipe-indian-spices-easy-quickIngredients for Stuffed Cabbage with Vindaloo Chicken

Β 1 large head of cabbage (I got 20 leaves some big and some small)

2 tbsp of vindaloo paste

1 lbs of ground chicken

1 medium onion chopped finely

1 tomato finely chopped

1 cup of cooked rice

1 can of chicken broth

10 sprigs of cilantro

1 beaten egg


salt to taste


For the filling:


Sauted onions with vindaloo paste

  • Saute 1/2 chopped onions in a small pan till translucent.
  • Add the vindaloo paste and saute for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Take off heat. Let it cool.
  • Now mix it with the ground chicken, along with the rice, beaten egg and chopped cilantro. Add salt to taste.

For cabbage leaves:

 stuffed-cabbage-chicken-vindaloo-recipe-indian-spices-easy-quick-goan-importsCabbage Leaf’s for Stuffed Cabbage

  • Heat water in a large deep pot and add 1 tbsp of salt to the water.
  • Add the whole cabbage head and cover the pot be carefully of water spillage as the cabbage head displaces water.
  • Cook for 5 minutes. Take it of the heat and rinse it in cold running water.
  • Carefully peel layer by layer if the inside layers are not cooked a bit or soft enough put it in the hot water for 2 to 3 minutes and follow the above steps. Keep aside.

Β Stuffing the Cabbage Leaf :


Stuffing the Cabbage Leaf

Divide the filling in equal parts to the nos of cabbage leaf and stuff the cabbage and seal them with toothpicks.

Cooking the Stuffed Cabbage :

  • Heat oil in a pot and saute the remaining 1/2 chopped onions till translucent, add the chopped tomato and saute till the tomato is soft.
  • Now add the chicken broth and salt to taste if required. Cover and bring the broth to a boil.
  • Next add the stuffed cabbage and cook covered for 35 minutes on medium heat. Check occasionally and baste the cabbage.

Stuffed Cabbage with Vindaloo Chicken



27 Responses to “Stuffed Cabbage with Vindaloo Chicken”

  1. Gary Lum May 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    YUM Looks delicious πŸ™‚

  2. HotDish May 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    That looks and sounds really delicious. I love the idea of stuffing cabbage leaves with chicken, and especially vindaloo chicken. Yum!

    • Nandini May 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

      Thanks HD :-). It was my first time making stuffed cabbage. I love cabbage for its low calories and use it a lot in my soups πŸ™‚

  3. snowfox66 May 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    I want to try this! Looks GREAT!

    • Nandini May 10, 2014 at 8:26 am #

      Thank You Snowfox66 πŸ™‚

  4. Jayeeta May 10, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    lovely…….going to try this…..

    • Nandini May 10, 2014 at 8:33 am #

      Thanks Jayeeta πŸ™‚

  5. foodienfitness May 11, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    After looking at your recipes i went looking for the pastes you use.. Couldn’t find them 😦

  6. camparigirl May 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Always looking for alternative recipes for cabbage – this looks like a great one!

    • Nandini May 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

      Thanks camparigirl, yes it is to my usual cabbage soup πŸ™‚

  7. Ishita May 14, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    Hello Nandini,

    I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Participation is optional, but if you do want to participate here is the link to find out more:

    Hope you decide to take part. If you choose to participate then post the award badge on your blog, share seven things about yourself and nominate 15 other bloggers.


    • Nandini May 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      Congratulations Ishita and Thank You very much for the honor, I am humbled :-).

  8. milk & marigolds girl May 16, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    Looks delicious !

  9. thenachosladies May 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Oh man, cabbage is one of my favorite foods ever. I can’t wait to try out all these recipes! I’m also a vegetarian so it gets hard some time to make it interesting but these all give GREAT ideas. Keep the posts coming!

    • Nandini May 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

      Thanks so much:-). You could replace the ground chicken with tofu. Just press out the water from an extra firm tofu block and it will be much drier so u will be able to crumble it. Just saute some onions and the vindaloo spice and mix it together for about 5 minutes. Take it off the heat, cool it and then stuffed the cabbage. This will give you a delicious stuffed cabbage with tofu. Hope this helps :-). Thanks for inspiring me with this idea πŸ™‚

  10. Dilip May 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Certainly tempting and quite healthy too. Surely worth trying.
    Thanks aplenty and cheers πŸ™‚

    • Nandini May 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

      Thanks Much Dilip πŸ™‚

  11. Sunny@PositivelyStrong June 11, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Omigosh, two of my husband’s favorite foods combined: Stuffed Cabbage and Chicken Vindaloo! I’ll have to surprise him with this one day.

    • Nandini June 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

      Ohhh that is awesome πŸ™‚ Let me know how it goes.

  12. Dragon Fruit Photography June 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Very interesting fusion cuisine. The Polish cabbage roll with Indian flair. Nice job.

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

      We like our food spicy πŸ™‚

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