Indian style raw cabbage peanut slaw makes a great accompaniment to any meal. One of my favorite summer salads!| twosleevers
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Indian Cabbage Slaw

Here's a healthy and nutritious Indian Cabbage Slaw recipe that is fast, vegan, and tasty. Indian style raw cabbage peanut slaw This makes a great accompaniment to any meal and is one of my favorite summer salads!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cabbage Slaw, Indian Cabbage Slaw, Vegan Cabbage Slaw
Servings: 6
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • Roughly chop the cabbage and carrots slaw mix into bite-size pieces
  • Chop the tomato, cilantro, and peanuts into a fine dice. I use my trusty Kuhn Rikon pull chop which I love and it works on all of these equally well.
  • Place all the vegetables into a bowl and season with salt and sugar.
  • In the smallest little heatproof bowl you have, heat the oil until it is hot and shimmering.
  • Place the mustard and/or cumin seeds and allow them to sputter like popcorn about 30 seconds.
  • Add the turmeric and stir quickly.
  • Pour this hot, flavored oil over the cabbage mixture and mix well.
  • Squeeze lemon juice and mix once again and serve.


  • To make this easy on myself, I buy a package of ready chopped coleslaw mix which is usually cabbage and shredded carrots. I rough chop that mix, use my Kuhn Rikon Pull chop for the tomatoes, cilantro, and peanuts, and then I'm ready to just mix and season.
  • If you don't have any small heatproof bowls, I highly recommend getting this mini fry pan. It's perfect for applications such as this.
  • This salad tastes great the first day but it is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING the next day!
  • You can sub 1/4 cup of lemon juice instead of yogurt if you prefer. This is good if you're planning to use it for a picnic or leave it out with no refrigeration for hours.
  • Use this slap chopper for smashing up the peanuts.
  • I like to use Red Spanish peanuts but if you can't find those, just use regular roasted peanuts.
  • If you're not sure how to do the hot oil technique, watch this video to see how I did it for the cabbage slaw.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g