Cabbage, a round / oval leafy vegetable is made up of soft, light green / whitish inner leaves followed by a bit harder and dark green outer leaves. It comes in a variety of shapes as well as colors which include red, purple, green, brussels sprout (tiny cabbage), napa, bok choy etc. But if anyone point out only cabbage, then that indicates to the green one or the normal cabbage. This leafy vegetable grows easily and is edible both raw and cooked. It is one of the inexpensive vegetable totally, versatile and filling as well. Since loaded with impressive nutrient content, the cabbage is fully beneficial for our body. Some are listed below as :

  • Helps to detoxify our body
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Helps to improve brain health
  • Anti-inflammatory property
  • Loaded with powerful antioxidants
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Fight cancer
  • Good for skin etc.

Well, why I am discussing about Cabbage here is because, for current month the event ‘A to Z Recipe Challenge‘ has come up with the alphabet C. That means, there must be a recipe post having the main ingredient name starting with alphabet C. So I opted C for Cabbage. And also I have prepared a sweet dish using cabbage as ‘Cabbage Rabdi‘.

Rabdi !!!!! who can deny to have this sweet delicacy… Oh my God, I know no one 😉

Hmmmm Rabdi / Rabri, a traditional north Indian dessert is a thickened

sweetened milk having layers of cream in it. The whole making process is certainly a time consuming, still the end result is fantastic and totally worth it. The full fat milk is continuously simmered and reduced over low heat till the consistency reaches semi thick one. I have added some shredded cabbage to get an unique flavor in the rabri. The freshness of the cabbage is much needed here which implies most the taste of the rabri. Here the cabbage is added when milk starts to thicken during the boiling process. As a result the cabbage gets time to fully cooked along with milk and at the end the rabri texture is a soft kind. But the cabbage can be added along with sugar and then the rabri texture will be little crunchy. Still, both the cases taste so yum. Among dry fruits, pistachio is used much as compared to cashew as per my preference. Any other dry fruits can also enhance the flavor here.

So do try and savour this creamy delight, Cabbage RabriIf you tried my recipe and enjoyed fully, then please share some pictures of your creation with me. Also give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. You may also follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+Instagram and can subscribe for free to get new recipes directly into your inbox 😊

Preparation Time : 10 mins  |  Cooking Time : 1 hr 30 mins 

Ingredients :        



Cabbage (finely shredded)

1 cup

Milk (full cream)



¼ cup

Cardamom powder

½ tsp


¼ cup


½ cup

Method :

  1. First in a heavy bottom pan, take all the milk and bring to a boil.
  2. Then lower the heat and keep stirring in 8-10 minutes interval.
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop all the pistachio and cashews. Keep aside.
  4. When milk reduces to 2/3rd of the original quantity, add the finely shredded cabbage.
  5. Mix well and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes while stirring in between.
  6. Then add sugar, cardamom powder, finely chopped cashews and pistachio (keep few chopped pistachio for garnishing on top).
  7. Mix and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Turn off heat.
  9. Pour into serving bowl and sprinkle some finely chopped pistachio on top.
  10. Serve chill or warm this delicious Cabbage Rabri !

Notes :

  • If you want crunchiness in the rabri, then add cabbage along with sugar.
  • Keep stirring the rabri in 8-10 minutes interval while cooking, otherwise the milk tends to stick at the bottom of the pan. 
  • Adjust the amount of sugar as desired.
  • Always use fresh cabbage for this rabri to get the most delicious flavor in the dish.

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  1. Priya Iyer

    Wow, this is super innovative! ♥️ Looks great too!

  2. Priya Suresh

    Have tried halwa with cabbage long back, but never thought of dishing out Rabri with cabbage, extremely creative and lipsmacking.

  3. Paarul

    Cabbage rabri what an innovative idea.It looks delicious!

  4. Sujata Roy

    Wow cabbage rabri, never heard about it. Cabbage rabri sounds delicious. I will definitely try it. Awesome share.

  5. Vidya Narayan

    Kudos on the innovation aspect Sasmita and I loved this entry for the challenge. Truly speaks on how such challenges helps us bring out our best and in your case, this amazing, thick and luscious looking Rabri using Cabbage!

  6. CookwithRenu

    Rabri with a cabbage simply innovative share. Bookmarking this now.

  7. Mayuri Patel

    I guess if you would have served me this without telling its cabbage I would have slurped it all up. An innovative recipe, good way to get the family to eat cabbage or even me!

  8. Jayeeta Basu

    'Cabbage Rabri' sounds interesting and healthy too. Thanks for an innovative idea of rabri with vegetable 🙂

  9. Unknown

    Wow never thought of cabbage in dessert form, what an innovative treat Sasmita. Loved it !

  10. Unknown

    Amazing idea to make rabri with cabbage. Very Innovative. Loved it !!

  11. Shobha

    Hats off to you.. I would never imagine making a dessert with cabbage.

  12. JollyHomemadeRecipes

    Kudos to your creativity. I never thought that we can make sweets dish with cabbage. I just love this recipe. Nice and tasty cabbage rabri. Very well explained recipe. Good share dear sasmita.

  13. Geetha Priyanka

    Wow!!! such a creative idea to use cabbage in desserts. Rabri itself tastes heavenly, I am sure cabbage might have added an extra layer of flavour to rabri. Great share Sasmita..

  14. mildly indian

    Creative an innovative recipe. I will like to give this a try as we always seem to have cabbage. So correct me, We use salad cabbage for this right, not the savory one?

    1. Sasmita

      THank you dear 🙂 I have used the normal green cabbage here.

  15. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    That is one innovative recipe and I would have never even thought about making rabri with cabbage. The cabbage would have added a nice texture to the rabri. Looks marvelous!

  16. Malini's Space

    What an innovative recipe. Never tried Cabbage Rabri. Such a healthy and yummy sweet. It's totally inviting. Great presentation and superb recipe to give a try.

  17. Aruna

    I would have never ever thought of cabbage in Rabdi. What an idea, Madam-ji! Too good.

  18. Poonam Bachhav

    Cabbage Rabadi sounds very innovative Sasmita ! Lovely share.

  19. veena

    wow!!!Such an innovative recipe. Looks lovely!1

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