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Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas (Patta Gobi Subzi)

Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas! Patta Gobi Ki Subzi This Cabbage Curry is made in a pressure cooker. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Braised Cabbage Recipe. Stove top option in notes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan
Keyword: cabbage curry, cabbage curry in pressure cooker, indian cabbage stir fry, instant pot cabbage and peas
Servings: 4
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


  • 1 teaspoon organic safflower oil or mustard or peanut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds (raee)
  • 8 curry leaves , fresh, frozen or dried
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chili or to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 3 cups  green cabbage finely chopped
  • 2/3 teaspoon  salt or to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup peas , let the frozen peas sit outside to thaw while the cabbage cooks
  • cilantro, pepper flakes for garnish


  • Heat instant pot on saute, and select "more". Add oil and let it get hot.
  • Add the mustard seeds and let them start to change color and pop. Add in the curry leaves, garlic, green chile and asafetida if using. Mix well and cook for half  to 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add turmeric and mix in. Switch off saute.
  • Add cabbage and salt and mix well. Add water and mix well. (you can add in 2 tbsp fresh or shredded coconut, cayenne for extra heat )
  • Close lid and pressure cook on low pressure or 3 mins (4 mins if the cabbage wasnt finely chopped or has hardy leaves). Let the pot sit for 5 mins then quick release.
  • Mix in the peas and let sit for a minute. Garnish with cilantro and pepper flakes and some lemon juice if you like and serve with dals and flatbread or rice.


Use 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp garam masala as the spices
Add in 2 tbsp coconut and 1 tsp ground coriander or sambhar masala for variation. 
Asafetida is often mixed with wheat flours or starches while grinding, so it might not be gluten-free. For gluten-free asafetida, make sure to get one with rice flour or starch. It is optional in the recipe.
  • Follow Steps 1 to 3 over medium high heat in a skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add the cabbage, salt and water, cover and cook for 5 mins, stir, add more water to deglaze if needed, then, cover, reduce heat to low and continue to cook for 8 to 10 mins or until cabbage is cooked to preference. Add in the peas and cook for another 2-3 mins. Garnish and serve. 
Nutrition is for 1 serve of the cabbage and peas.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 113.2mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.2mg