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Steamed Cabbage Roll with spicy Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 16 rolls 1x


Healthy recipe for steamed cabbage roll with peanut sauce. A zero oil recipe. Its vegan and gluten free too. Perfect light snack for evening.



For the Cabbage Rolls

  • 8 leaves of cabbage
  • 1 potato, boiled and chopped into chunks
  • Half of a capsicum, chopped
  • 3 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 dried red chillies
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon jaggery
  • 2 teaspoon plain vinegar


First lets make the cabbage rolls.

  1. Gently seperate the leaves from the cabbage. Take 7-8 cabbage leaves and add it to boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Let it wilt. Remove and set aside to cool.
  2. Gently remove the thick core from each of the leaf and cut the leaf into half. Set aside.
  3. Take a bowl and add in the sliced potato, capsicum, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well. Set aside.
  4. Take a tablespoon of stuffing and place it on the cabbage and make a roll. The folding is similar to that of a spring roll. Repeat with all the leaves.
  5. Place the rolls in a steamer and steam for 10 minutes. The rolls are ready.

Now lets make the peanut sauce.

  1. Boil tomato and dried red chillies in water for 10 minutes. Drain the water. Peel the skin of the tomatoes. Set aside. Take a mixie and add in the red chillies and the tomatoes. Add in the roasted peanuts, jaggery, garlic, vinegar and salt. Grind to a fine paste. The sauce is ready.
  2. Serve the cabbage rolls with peanut sauce.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Asian