Simple ingredients + the right spices = awesome flavour

Ever wonder why ethnic food tastes so great? I’ll let you in on a little secret – they use simple ingredients but the spices are what makes the meal amazing.

The good news is that you can do the same thing in your own kitchen. Here is a simple recipe that I came across when looking for a low-carb version of Indian Fried Rice.

Indian Fried Cabbage

Prep time 5 min

Cook time 15 min


1 head cabbage shredded or finely chopped

2 tbsp oil (I prefer coconut oil or avocado oil)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 inch ginger grated

1 tsp paprika powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

¾ cup frozen peas or fresh green peas (use another veggies if you don’t like or tolerate peas)

salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and ginger. Saute for a minute and add cabbage, paprika, coriander powder and salt.
  2. Mix well, and add ¼ cup water
  3. Cover the pan and cook for 8-10 minutes till the cabbage is fork tender
  4. Add in the green peas and cook for another minute or two.
  5. Serve hot.

Comments from our readers


  • Barbara

    January 9, 2018

    Sounds very good, will try it. Are you on a specific food plane like Palio

  • Dr Michelle Durkin ND

    January 9, 2018

    I eat a whole food, anti-inflammatory diet. See my post on the anti-inflammatory food pyramid here:

  • Michele Schultz

    January 9, 2018

    Sounds like a great recipe! To your point yesterday i tried simple roasted vegetables (brussels sprouts roasted in oven with olive oil and salt, or fennel with olive oil and thyme) and they were heavenly!

  • Dr Michelle Durkin ND

    January 9, 2018

    Spices really make all the difference between blah and delicious.

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