Cabbage Pachadi (salad) Recipe

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This is a wonderful and refreshing salad from the book, Great Vegetarian Dishes, by Kurma Dasa. This my favorite and has never failed to please my guests.

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Servings: 8


Cost per serving $0.63 view details
  • 1/1 a medium cabbage (inner leaves only) finely shredded* (about 6 cups)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ cup ground, roasted peanuts
  • 2/3 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (regular sugar is also ok)
  • 6 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot green chili, seeded and minced
  • 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped, fresh coriander leaves
  • you can also use the coleslaw cabbage packet available in the grocery store.


  1. Place the cabbage, tomato, peanut powder, coconut, salt, sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Fry the mustard seeds in oil in a small pan over moderate heat until they crackle. Add the cumin seeds, turmeric, asafetida, and green chili. Fry until the cumin seeds turn a darker shade. Remove from the heat. Add these above prepared spices to the cabbage. Toss the salad thoroughly and make sure that the spices have been properly mixed in.
  3. Garnish with the coriander leaves. Chill and serve cold. The longer you keep this salad, the better it tastes. Make this at least 1 hour ahead and chill in the refrigerator. This develops the taste.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 168g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 134  
Calories from Fat 85 63%
Total Fat 9.59g 12%
Saturated Fat 2.12g 8%
Trans Fat 0.09g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 378mg 11%
Total Carbs 10.34g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 5.51g 4%
Protein 4.41g 7%
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  • John Spottiswood
    This is a delicious Indian salad. It bursts with flavor but is not overpowering. Nancy made it for me on my birthday and it was a real treat!
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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      This was really excellent. I'll be taking this next time I am asked to bring a salad or side dish. It would go great with grilled meat.
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      • Joyce Leung
        This salad is light and very refreshing, hints of spices (cumin, mustard seeds, and tumeric) balanced with tomatoes and lemon juice. A great salad dish to take to party!
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        • Foodessa
          This salad looks and sounds absolutely delicious.
          I've even learnt a few things on the different ingredients you've chosen.
          Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,
          • Jayashree.T.Rao
            This salad looks delicious. I too make this often, but without groundnuts, shall try your version
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            • ShaleeDP
              July 9, 2014
              i like veggie recipes and i am running out of it! thank you for sharing this.
              • sanjeeta kk
                June 25, 2010
                Looks interesting, must try it soon.
                • kathy gori
                  February 13, 2010
                  this looks great, can't wait to try it at my house!
                  • John Spottiswood
                    December 31, 2008
                    This really sounds fantastic! I'll be trying it within the next couple of weeks and try to post a photo and a review. Thanks for sharing!

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