Anti-inflammatory Cabbage Stew

Eating foods that reduce inflammation in the body can have significant health benefits. One such powerful ingredient is cabbage, which has been widely recognized for its anti-inflammatory and other health-promoting properties. In this post, we will demonstrate how to prepare an anti-inflammatory cabbage stew that will keep you warm and full for hours. This substantial stew has a wealth of healthful ingredients, making it not only delicious but also beneficial to your health.

Kapuska means cabbage in the Russian language. This is one of the Ottoman recipes which is originally from Eastern European cuisine. The actual recipe requires beef however, as a vegan, I enjoy making this version of the recipe. It is hearty and affordable. The total cost for 2 persons was 0.50 cents.

I add some turmeric, chili pepper flakes, and cumin to make it anti-inflammatory. If I am struggling with an upset stomach or my metabolism has been slow for a few days, this is my go-to recipe. It is a kinda home remedy:)

INGREDIENTS (120Kcal per serving) – Ideal for 2 persons:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Anti-inflammatory Cabbage Stew


Put the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven and heat it over medium heat; next, sauté the aromatics. Sauté the minced garlic and onion until the garlic is fragrant and the onion is transparent.

Vegetables Toss in sliced celery, red pepper, carrots, and cabbage in a stockpot. For a few minutes, sauté the vegetables until they begin to soften.

Mix the tomato paste with the broth:

Blend in the tomato juice and vegetable broth. Stir the mixture carefully to combine all the ingredients.

Simmer the saucepan with the salt, pepper, dried thyme, cumin, turmeric, and paprika. Mix it up so the seasonings are distributed evenly. To soften the veggies and blend the flavors, simmer the stew for 20–25 minutes after bringing it to a full boil.

Turn off the heat and serve the cabbage stew with whatever toppings you choose. To add a splash of color and a burst of energy, sprinkle some chopped parsley on top before serving.

Reap the rewards and make the most of them:

Relax and unwind with the calming flavors of this anti-inflammatory cabbage stew. This recipe is not only tasty but also healthy, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of cabbage and the savory blend of spices. Serve it as the main course or as an accompaniment to crusty bread for a substantial supper.


In conclusion, this anti-inflammatory stew is a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of cabbage in your diet. This stew not only makes for a filling meal but also improves your health thanks to its nutritious components and delicious seasonings.

If you eat this stew regularly, you’ll get the health advantages of its anti-inflammatory ingredients without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Gather the necessary items, follow the directions, and relish the flavor of this anti-inflammatory cabbage stew.

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