indian cabbage salad

Indian Cabbage Salad

A crunchy colorful cabbage salad that is healthy, tasty and super easy to make. This Indian salad has an earthy tempering of mustard seeds and turmeric over finely chopped cabbage and a mix of crisp veggies finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

This recipe is adapted from a dear friend who often whipped up this colorful and flavor packed spicy cabbage salad for pot lucks and dinner parties. I would always be in awe to see her make it. It was always a hit and it not only stood out but also perfectly complemented all the other elaborate Indian dishes.

Best part of this dish is the tadka or “tempering” that takes less than 5 minutes to make. You heat up oil until its shimmering and then add the mustard seeds. As they start popping, add hing or asafetida, turmeric and red chili powder. Thats all! Pour this aromatic tadka on the cabbage slaw that elevates the flavors of each vegetable in the salad.

Serve as a side dish with your favorite Indian meal. Or get creative and serve as a side salad with soup or sandwich or pair it with your favorite grilled meats or veggies. This low calorie vegan salad will compliment any meal.

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