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Cabbage and Spinach Rolls

Holidays are all about spending quality time with friends and family. It’s also about food…cooking and eating comfort food. For me it’s a good time to experiment in my kitchen and try some new recipes.

I love serving starters. It gives me some time to chit chat with friends and to reheat the food as well.
Most of the times starters are store bought… you just can’t beat the convenience of store bought starters. But when time permits then I do make my own starters. Cabbage and spinach rolls are perfect for starters. These are easy to make, no exact measurements are required and you can fill anything that you wish to.

I usually make the cabbage and spinach rolls night before and just the time before my guests arrive, I pan fry them.


Cabbage and wild spinach leaves (Washed and wiped)

Cottage cheese (crumbled) 1 cup

Onion (finely chopped) 1 medium sized

Spring onion shoots (chopped) 2-3 shoots

Garlic (finely chopped) 2-3 cloves

Red chili powder 2 teaspoons

Tomato ketchup 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Chili oil



Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan. To this add chopped onions and garlic. Fry till brown.
Add ketchup, red chili powder, salt and spring onion shoots. Add cottage cheese to this and give a good stir. Keep the filling aside to let it cool.

Making Rolls

Roll the cottage cheese stuffing up into each cabbage leaf. Secure the rolls with a toothpick. Watch your fingers while you do so. Same is to be done for the spinach rolls. Spinach leaves are little tender so roll them carefully. Trim the hanging edges.

Sizzling Time

Heat oil on a non stick flat pan. Once the oil starts smoking, place these rolls on the pan. Cook the rolls two minutes on each side.  Serve these rolls either with some chutney or just like that…compliments will surely roll in.


  1. whoa, that is amazing, I couldn't believe such delicious paneer was wrapped in these delicious looking cabbage and spinach. Very very creative, loved the presentation.

  2. Nice post and i love the stuffed spinach leaves and the cabbage!!! Nice clicks!!!


  3. A very good starter,loved the simple yet tasty filling. Perfect rolls :)

  4. Amazing! Simply amazing!
    You are just out doing yourself everytime......keep up the momentum!!!

    Must try for the coming weekend...for sure!!

  5. Easy to make n a delicious starter!!

  6. rolls looks yummy, nice one to wrap up in a cabbage...

  7. lovely starters...the filling luks delicious!!!

  8. Waow, these rolls sound delicious! I am a big fan of finger food!

  9. Awesome recipe for a starter. Most starters are deep fried in oil. A nice recipe which is not fried yet makes up for a great starter!

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    Tasty appetite

  11. These starters look great!! I can't wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. Nifty idea to use cottage cheese like this! Loved your space.

  13. Thanks dear for dropping in my blog and for your sweet comments... glad to follow yours too...

  14. lovely looking cabbage rolls, will try sometime! some how I could not comment on the burger recipe of yours! all look yum!


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