Overhead view of a grey bowl on a grey plate. Bowl is filled with cabbage curry, plate has naan, rice and pickles

Slow Cooker Cabbage Curry

Slow Cooker Cabbage Curry made with potatoes and peas
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 272kcal
Author Healing Tomato



  • See notes on how to work with the cabbage
  • Set your slow cooker to high and wait for 1 minute before adding the oil
  • Add fenugreek seeds and wait for them to brown (about 30 seconds)
  • Add the crushed ginger and garlic to the oil
  • After 30 seconds, add the red onions and stir. Let them brown
  • Add the red chili powder and turmeric in an empty spot at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Wait for about 30 seconds before stirring
  • Drain the cabbage completely and towel dry it lightly before adding to slow cooker
  • Add the chopped potatoes on top of the cabbage
  • Add the chopped plum tomatoes
  • Add the tomato sauce into the slow cooker
  • Add water and stir well. Close the lid and let it cook
  • When the cabbage is about half its size, add the salt
  • Add the cumin + coriander powder
  • Add the garam masala
  • Mix well and close the lid, cook it for another 2 hours.  Stir often
  • After these 2 hours, add the peas to the slow cooker
  • Cook it for another 30 minutes
  • If you are not ready to serve it, keep the slow cooker on "keep warm" settings.


How to work with the cabbage:
- I put a whole cabbage in it.  The cabbage was about 2lbs and I removed the top leaves
- Use a large knife to cut the cabbage in half
- Use the knife to cut the cabbage into thin strips.  Alternatively, use the 4 sided grater.  Use the coarse shred side to get the julienne strips
- Place the cabbage strips in a colander and wash it under the tap.
- Transfter to a bowl with warm water.  Add 1/2 tsp of salt and stir.  Set it aside until ready to put in the slow cooker


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1462mg | Potassium: 1374mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 155.1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 4.1mg