Simple ingredients + the right spices = awesome flavour

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 9 January 2018

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.

4 Replies to “Simple ingredients + the right spices = awesome flavour”

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

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

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

Michele Schultz

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

Spices really make all the difference between blah and delicious.

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