Tanzanian Stir fry Cabbage – Kabeji ya kukaanga

Tanzanian Stir Fry Cabbage by Miriam Kinunda

Stir Fry Cabbage: Photo by Miriam Kinunda


There are two different types of fried cabbage: one uses tomato paste and the other does not. Just remove the tomato paste from this recipe to try the second type.

  • 1 lb. (½ kg.) chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil


  1. Heat the oil in a pan, sauté onions, stir until brown, add garlic, and stir for a few seconds. Add ginger, tomato paste, and turmeric. Add oil if needed at this point. Stir for 1 minute.
  2. Add salt, lime juice, and cabbage; stir until the cabbage is cooked but still crunchy.

  16 comments for “Tanzanian Stir fry Cabbage – Kabeji ya kukaanga

  1. Frida
    January 12, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    how can I get ur recipe book or boks I’m in UK.

    • February 3, 2014 at 1:18 AM

      I am still working on selling at Amazon UK

  2. Carol Owenya
    May 8, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    dear Miriam,

    am so impressed with your cooking. am in Dar es salaam Tanzania. can i get ur book.



    • May 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      Thanks Carol,
      The book 2nd edition will be out this summer 2013. I will announce. Like my Facebook page and you will receive the update once I post it.

      Stay blessed

    • Moses hulbert
      July 5, 2013 at 5:17 PM

      I love the stir fry cabbage . The food look great and I will try it.

  3. February 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Thank you for that ginger tip!

    • February 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      You are welcome Gloria
      Mingi love

  4. Nafy
    January 27, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Hi Rose, thank u for ur good recipes. Do u really have a recipes book? If yes, how can I get it?.

  5. Terry
    January 24, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    I really love your cooking and i would like to get your book, i tried the chapati recipe and my husband loved them.
    Let me know how i can get the book

    • February 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      We are working on the last touches. I will anounce here when time comes

  6. Kendi D
    January 24, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    i kindly wish to know how i can purchase your book on african cooking. Does the book include all african recipes or? am in Germany Hannover. please advie me.
    regards Doris

    • February 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      All Tanzanian for this first book

  7. Cecilia Mpande
    January 19, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    I tried this, it turns out veryvey nice. i had no idea that you can stir cabbage with garlic and all other stuff rather than onion and tomato paste.
    Really I appreciate you good work, I would like to buy your book.

    • January 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      Thanks Cecilia for this. I am glad you tried it. Sometimes simple recipes are the best.
      Mingi love

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