Curry Roasted Cabbage
This basic recipe for curry roasted cabbage is a super flavorful way to use cabbage. It comes together in only 30 minutes and pairs well with tofu, meat or fish.
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Why We Love This Recipe For Curry Roasted Cabbage
First, I must say, cabbage–it’s not glamorous as far as veggies go. I know. But if you aspire to base your diet on mostly locally sourced ingredients-which I do, then well–you gotta eat it. So knowing what to do with a head (or two) of cabbage, besides making coleslaw, is important. And useful!
So I turned on my oven, and turned up the flavor and made curry roasted cabbage. I love the way the cabbage becomes sweeter when it is cooked this way. It’s such a great side dish to pair with chicken, tofu, fish or vegetarian Main Course.
- Each serving only has 67 calories!
- It’s a versatile side dish that pairs well with almost all meats and other veggies.
- The whole roasted cabbage recipe only takes 30 minutes, meaning it’s great for weeknights.
Key Ingredients For This Recipe
- Green or Savoy Cabbage: You’ll need to chop the cabbage into bite-size chunks. It will fall apart into individual sheets of cabbage that are perfect for roasting.
- Coconut Oil: I used coconut oil for this recipe because the flavor of coconut and curry work well together. The trick is to liquify the coconut oil (I do so in the microwave) and then stir it into the cabbage. If you don’t drizzle it and stir it immediately, the oil will hit the cold cabbage and go back to its solid state. You can also use avocado oil if you prefer.
- Curry Powder: Curry powder varies widely depending on what brand you buy. I used a standard curry powder but hot curry would also be yummy. I found a head of cabbage to 1 tablespoon curry powder was a good ratio. Since this is a side dish, I didn’t want to go overboard with too much curry. One tablespoon provided enough feisty flavor without becoming medicinal
- Kosher Salt
- Cilantro & Lemon: For added flavor, balance and brightness I finished the cabbage with cilantro and lemon juice. This really helps make the spices in the curry pop!
Ste-by-Step Instructions To Make Curry Roasted Cabbage
Step 1: Preheat oven
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F with racks placed in the upper and lower sections. Coat two large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: Season cabbage
Toss the cabbage with oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle the cabbage with curry and salt and toss again to coat. Spread it out on the two prepared sheet pans.
Step 3: Roast cabbage
Roast the cabbage, stirring once and rotating pans from top to bottom, until tender and browned in spots, 20 to 23 minutes. Remove it from the oven, and serve with lemon and cilantro.
FAQs and Expert Tips
I used a hot oven to roast the veggies. 400 degrees is a good temperature. It’s hot enough to achieve browning but not so hot that the edge pieces of the pans burn. If you have a convection setting on your oven, 400 degrees will still work– just keep a closer eye on the cabbage since it will require less cooking time. Rotate the pans as directed, but check them at 17 minutes.
Cover and refrigerate the cooked cabbage for up to 3 to 4 days. You can freeze the cooked baggage for up to 12 months, although we recommend eating it freshly cooked. To reheat, just microwave until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.
You could make this curry cabbage with a mixture of red cabbage as well. You can also try adding nuts such as slivered almonds as a garnish!
More Cabbage and Curry Recipes You’ll Love
- This Curry Roasted Cauliflower has a touch of citrus and cilantro too! So good!
- If you need an idea for Swiss Chard, this Chicken and Chard with Curry is a favorite.
- My Chicken Coconut Curry is one of my all-time faves!
- This Asian Coleslaw is beautiful, healthy and tasty! How can you argue with that?
- Yogurt Curry Chicken Thighs: These are the conflux of comforting and interesting. They’re great for company.
- My favorite way to cook Napa Cabbage is this Simple Sauteed Napa Cabbage with ginger.
More Of Our Favorite Roasted Vegetable Recipes
- This is surprisingly easy, but full of flavor: Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Asiago.
- In this recipe for Roasted Carrots they can be made with or without Onions. They go with everything!
- We love roasted brussels sprouts. We have them two ways: roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic, or roasted brussels sprouts with bacon!
- These Roasted Green Beans with Almonds are classic and elegant!
- Try making Roasted Broccoli with Cauliflower with Cheese too!
- These Roasted Parsnips and these Roasted Turnips are both great ways to use underappreciated root veggies.
- We make this Roasted Butternut Squash with Smoked Paprika all the time and it is amazing.
- Our Easy Roasted Beets are simple yet so delicious!
- If you need a super-fast option, these Roasted Baby Carrots take no time to get into the oven.
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Curry Roasted Cabbage with lemon and cilantro. This is a super easy way to prepare cabbage that adds tons of flavor and interest for very little effort. Don’t be alarmed if it looks like a lot of cabbage. It will cook down quite a bit.
- 1 head green or savoy cabbage, large diced, 12 cups
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat two large baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Toss cabbage with oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle with curry and salt and toss again to coat. Spread out on the two sheet pans.
- Roast stirring once, and rotating pans top to bottom, until tender and browned in places, 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from the oven, and serve with lemon and cilantro.
Cooking Tip: I used a hot oven to roast the veggies. 400 degrees is a good temperature. It’s hot enough to achieve browning but not so hot that the edge pieces of the pans burn. If you have a convection setting on your oven, 400 degrees will still work– just keep a closer eye on the cabbage since it will require less cooking time. Rotate the pans as directed, but check them at 17 minutes.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: side dish
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 2/3 cup
- Calories: 67 calories
- Fat: 4 grams
- Carbohydrates: 9 grams
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
Keywords: Roasted cabbage,curry cabbage