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Mauritian Braised Cabbage Recipe



One of my favourite food to eat is cabbage. I can eat it almost every day. Do not ask me why I love it, that’s all.

This recipe is a simple Mauritian style braised cabbage that I grew up eating. Needless to say that I used to hate it. My mam would seldom cook with cabbage, my mam would make curry, which I hated the most.

There’s also a very familiar cabbage, carrot and green bean raw pickle that we eat in Mauritius with baguette bread. This one is my favourite too. Here is a version of this recipe here. 

I’ve named that recipe a slaw because it can be called that.

Here is another cabbage ginger broth that I regularly make too. As I make a pot of bone broth every Monday morning using the whole Chicken that I roast every Sunday night for my kid’s lunches.

Roasting a whole Chicken saves me the time and money on feeding the kids healthy lunches all week. This way, I know exactly what they are eating.

I vary the flavours weekly, so it doesn’t get too dull for the kids.

If you like red cabbage, here is a salad recipe that also has the sweetness of mango and slight creaminess of tahini.

If you try this recipe, share your version with me, so I know on social media using @everydaycookingwithmira on Facebook or @healthcoach.mira on Instagram You can even use this recipe for any green leafy veg such as kale, spinach or pak choi.

Mauritian Braised Cabbage

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Mauritian Braised Cabbage


  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 table spoon of coconut oil
  • 1 dry chili or more
  • 1 white onion- chopped
  • 1 or 2 plum tomaoes- chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic - chopped
  • Pinch of cumin seeds (optional)


  1. Wash and thinly chop the head of cabbage.
  2. Heat a skillet. Add the oil, dry chilli, onion and garlic and fry until onions are brownish.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cooked until soft, then add the cumin seeds.
  4. Then add the chopped cabbage and stir.
  5. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the cabbage is withered.


Note: The cooking time depends on how raw or cooked you prefer your cabbage. I personally prefer it a little crunchy.

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Cabbage is cheap low-calorie vegetables yet so nourishing.

100g of White Cabbage has around:

  • Fibre 2.4g
  • Calories 27
  • Protein 1.7
  • Carbs 4.1

Vitamins: A, C, K Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, B6, Niacin, Biotin

Minerals: Calcium, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Selenium, Sodium

Main Health Benefits:

  • Eye Health
  • Immune health
  • Cell Health
  • Blood Pressure Regulation
  • Metabolism


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