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Broccoli and Pea Cabbage Stir Fry

We all have those meals we just do not feel drawn to, for no particular reason. I am not a big fan of cabbage, unless it is cooked in a certain specific way. It takes a short time to cook, and that makes it very easy to over cook. Alot of the times I have had it in various places in Nairobi, it is overcooked. And where there is a problem, that is a chance for you to step in and make that dish to be fantastic. That makes cooking exciting.

Cabbage is a very healthy vegetable and I like adding more character to it to make it more wholesome. Today’s cabbage stir fry is one my mom developed. I did not change/add anything because I felt it was just perfect as mom made it. I liked it so much and decided to share the recipe with you. I have a feeling you will like it just as much 🙂

broccoli and pea cabbage stir fry by kaluhi adagala of kaluhiskitchen.com

Broccoli and Pea Cabbage Stir Fry Ingredients


cabbage stir fry ingredients which uses other vegetables to make the overall meal a lot more healthy


I apologize for the few blurry images in today’s post. It was a gloomy day and the low light intensity of that day could not let me prosper.


1/2 a cabbage, finely chopped

4 carrots, grated

1 can of peas, boiled

1 head of broccoli, chopped

2 small onions, sliced



In a sufuria, put some vegetable oil and salt. Add the onions and let them sautee until they are soft.

adding salt to the oil before the saute ensures the entire dish gets evenly seasoned

chopping up briccoli into small pieces makes them steam faster and makes the eating process alot lighter and pleasant


washing broccoli before cooking with them as demonstrated by Kaluhi Adagala of kaluhiskitchen.com

Then add the cabbage, carrots and the broccoli. Mix it all up and let it stay on the heat undisturbed for about 5 minutes. I personally like my veggies without any spices. This allows me to taste the very essence of the vegetable and sometimes spice tends to over power the delicate taste of fresh veggie goodness.

Then add the peas. Mix them in and let them stay on the heat for about 2 minutes. My peas were pre-boiled, that is why I added them towards the end as they were already cooked.

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Remove from the heat and serve.

Kenyan food_Popular kenyan food of cabbage stir fry made more wholesome using peas and broccoli as shown in kaluhiskitchen.com

That’s just how easy this Broccoli and Pea Cabbage Stir Fry is to make. And it tastes really good too.

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This cabbage stir fry is such a powerhouse of nutrients you can literally get cured of anything just by looking at it. #NoKidding

cabbage stir fry with peas and broccoli as presented in kaluhiskitchen.com by kaluhi adagala

If you want to try a different cabbage stir fry recipe, this should be it.

Is there a food you do not like eating for no particular reason? I would love to know in the comments…and maybe come up with ways to make it yummier for you 🙂


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  1. Just what I needed! My mum and I are on a vegetable diet since last week and yesterday she bought broccoli but I didnt know how to make it. Thanks too you, now we are good to go. This is awesome. Keep it up!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      July 18, 2015 at 12:38 am

      Hey, my mum bought the broccoli too, and this is her recipe. She will be so stoked to know you tried this out. I loved it, and I am sure you will too 🙂

  2. The only time cabbage finds its way in my house is when mum has visited from upcountry and often times it turns yellow coz I don’t like them but l’m glad I got this recipe. I look forward to preparing the dish, thank you Kaluhi

    • kaluhiskitchen

      July 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      I see I am not the only cabbage-averse person lol! You will like this a lot… and you are most welcome Grace 🙂

  3. This is my “go-to” meal, love it, so easy and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing:)))))))

    • kaluhiskitchen

      July 20, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Yea, it is so easy and very very healthy. I will pass your gratitude to Mom since this is her recipe :). You are very much welcome none the less :))))

  4. I love love your blog.nice stuff.the download part makes everything easier.nice nice

  5. I have wondered, and wondered, what interesting way there is to cook brocolli. Never found it. Bye spices on brocolli and cauli flower 🙂 Enter peas, cabbage and carrots.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      July 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      I loved this way of having my broccoli too. I have two more broccoli recipes scheduled for august. I am sure you will love em too Sophia 🙂

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