Cabbage Pickle

Cabbage pickle is a temporary pickle which has a tangy and crunchy taste.This stays for a week(if refrigerated)and very easy to make.Try this!


  1. Grated cabbage – 2cups
  2. Red chillipowder – 3tsp
  3. Salt – 3tsp
  4. Mustard powder – 3tsp
  5. Garlic pods – 6
  6. Oil – 4tsp


  • Sprinkle salt to grated cabbage and leave it aside for 30min or so.
  • Squeeze out the water from cabbage completely.
  • Now add red chillipowder,mustard powder and finely chopped garlic and oil to it accordingly.
  • This pickle tastes crunchy and great after 6hrs with rice or chapathis.

15 responses to this post.

  1. Great stuff! Never heard of Cabbage pickle before.Cabbage has lot of water content. I guess you have to use it up ASAP and make small amount at a time as well.Looks delicious though.I will try.Thanks:)


  2. hi madhoori
    that is awesome.


  3. Posted by madhoori on June 15, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Asha and Swapna,

    Thanks a bunch.Yes lots of water comes out when u squeeze after sprinkling salt.
    Making small amount is good.



  4. cabbage pickle sounds real new to me. looks so good. nice recipe.


  5. Posted by lakshmi on August 28, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    I’ve to try cabbage pickle. Looks nice recipe.


  6. Posted by SudhaRaghu on February 1, 2008 at 10:22 am

    hi madhuri,,

    i know only cabbage pachhadi till now.. it’s a new thing for me.. just started making ur mouth watering cabbage pickle..


  7. Posted by madhoori on February 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Thankyou sharmi,lakshmi and sudha


  8. Posted by SudhaRaghu on February 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

    nice madhuri.. worth trying buddy


  9. Posted by Matt on February 24, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Hey Madhoori!
    Thanks for the recipe. I just went Google-ing for cabbage pickles – in order to use up some cabbage that’s not going to last much longer. This popped up high on the list. I doubled the recipe due to the amount of cabbage I had leftover. After letting it sit in the fridge for a few hours it tasted good, but I decided to add some sea salt. I’m thinking of mixing in some chopped onion next time any thoughts on that? I’m sure that’ll be tasty but how far can I stray before it becomes something else?

    I suspect my experimentation will become less and less Indian e.g. as I’m typing this I realized I’ll be mixing in some greek yogurt to a small portion – just for giggles, but this recipe was a great leaping off point!

    Anyway, thanks again!


  10. Posted by Indu on February 6, 2009 at 1:51 am


    It seems very tasty.Just done but not tasted yet coz have to wait for 6 hours:-)

    Thanks a lot


  11. Posted by viji on June 10, 2009 at 2:25 am

    according to the recent researches, cabbage pickle acts as natural viagra…


  12. Posted by Vishwa on July 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you so much ladies… It’s true… it acted as viagra.


  13. Posted by Cooldude Swensonberger on September 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for the recipe!

    I have only seen cabbage pickle at one restaurant, so i crave it and crave it.


  14. Posted by Nidhi Cherian on March 24, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Your recipe is very good.. i searched other sites but this one came across real easy.. and it tastes superb..
    and ladies thanks for the additional infos


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