Thai curry cabbage

Feeling “hot-hot-hot”? Spice up dinner with this easy low-carb side. Fried green cabbage gets cozy with Thai red curry in a wok near you. Everyone at your table will celebrate this match!
Feeling “hot-hot-hot”? Spice up dinner with this easy low-carb side. Fried green cabbage gets cozy with Thai red curry in a wok near you. Everyone at your table will celebrate this match!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon red curry paste preferably thai
  • 2 lbs 900 g shredded green cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Heat up coconut oil in a frying pan or a wok over high heat. Add curry paste and stir for a minute. Add cabbage.
  2. Sauté until the cabbage begins to turn golden brown, but still is a little chewy. Stir thoroughly and lower the heat towards the end.
  3. Salt to taste. Add sesame oil and sauté for another 1–2 minutes and serve!

Tip!

When selecting a green cabbage, go for the ones with tight, compact heads. And look for a firm stem, rather than limp, for the freshest taste.

10 Comments

  1. Niklas
    Suggestion, add the curry paste first - perhaps together with some minced fresh garlic and perhaps a little fresh chillies - let it sauté for a minute before adding the cabbage.
    Reply: #4
  2. Val
    How did you calculate the carbs for this recipe? 9 carbs per serving times 4 servings is 36 carbs. I calculate cabbage as 6 carbs for 2 cups and the curry paste as 2 carbs per tablespoon. That is a total of 8 carbs. Divide that by 4 servings and it is 2 carbs/serving.
    Reply: #3
  3. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Val!

    1 serving is around 225 gram of cabbage and that is approx. 7 gram Net Carbs.

    How did you calculate the carbs for this recipe? 9 carbs per serving times 4 servings is 36 carbs. I calculate cabbage as 6 carbs for 2 cups and the curry paste as 2 carbs per tablespoon. That is a total of 8 carbs. Divide that by 4 servings and it is 2 carbs/serving.

  4. Steve
    Thanks! I didn't do that and the curry paste clumped and didn't spread evenly. I was wondering how to solve that problem.
  5. Val
    Thank you, for some reason I read 2 cups of cabbage, not 2 lbs. Sorry about that.
  6. Mark
    I love adding Shiritake yam noodles to this...the no carb noodles. Very comforting food!!
  7. Lorna
    Would this work cold? I'm looking for ideas for my husbands 50th birthday BBQ in few weeks, and fancy something tasty to add to the cold salads other than coleslaw and mock potato salad.
    Thanks
  8. kerrie
    I added cilantro, green onion and siracha hot sauce to the recipe. I fed it to my husband who is a carb-a-holic and he said that it tasted like something he would get from a restaurant. Thank you for the recipe.
  9. Rose Doch
    I love the green curry paste..It is a little milder and lovely with the coconut oil..add some chicken, coconut milk, thai basil , cilantro, a dash of fish sauce and colorful peppers to it for a whole meal :)
  10. Bells
    What could I use instead of curry? I'm allergic to it, but I wanted to try this recipe, as it seems tasty.

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