Cabbage salad

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves


Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Tasty, crunchy and tangy, this salad, known in Pakistan as patta ghobi, is basically a Pakistani coleslaw, which we often serve at home as a simple side dish. If you don’t like red cabbage, just use white cabbage. If there is a peanut allergy in the family, leave out the peanuts, and use olive oil instead of peanut oil.

Preparation 15 minutes


  • 250 g (9 oz) cabbage, a mixture of red and white, thinly shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 Indian green chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ cup coriander (cilantro) leaves, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 70 g ( oz/½ cup) roasted peanuts, crushed (optional)
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) unrefined peanut oil
  • lemon juice, to taste


Combine the cabbage, carrot, chilli, coriander and sugar in a large bowl. Add the peanuts, if using, and the peanut oil and mix thoroughly.

Add lemon juice and salt to taste, then serve.