Cabbage with Butter Beans Curry

cabbage and butter beans curry recipe

An absolutely delicious vegetarian Durban Curry by Maurine C.

Thank you for sharing the recipe to this delicious dish.


  • 1 onion finely sliced.
  • 3 tomatoes pureed.
  • Curry leaves.
  • 1 can butter beans, rinse out brine.
  • Fresh cabbage cut in chunky pieces.
  • Oil.. I added a little extra. Coconut or normal cooking oil.
  • 1/2 tsp ginger and garlic paste.
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric.
  • 1/2 tsp garum masala.
  • 1/2 tsp soomph.
  • 1/2 tsp geera and dhania.
  • 2 tsp mother in law chilli powder.
  • 3 tsp Kashmir chilli powder.
  • Salt to taste.


  • Braise onion in hot oil
  • Add fresh ginger and garlic paste
  • Add turmeric, soomph, dhania and geera, garum, Kashmiri, mother in law , spices one at a time – sauté, add tomatoes and cook
  • Add rinsed butter beans (not the brine), add cabbage and cook in the spices
  • Add water, a little at a time, add salt & cook until the cabbage is soft.

Keywords: Vegetarian, cabbage, butter beans, curry, durban