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Curried pointed cabbage stir-fry with apples,raisins & pecans!

on 06/09/2013
MMMM! All vegan!

MMM! All vegan!

Recently, I discovered pointed cabbage. In Dutch, we call it: spitskool.

You can click onto this useful link & see how you can use it, pointed cabbage. Pointed, hearted or sweetheart cabbage as it is sometimes known is a type of green cabbage with green leaves and a pointed head. The leaves are more open than those of a green cabbage and they have a softer texture and sweeter taste. When buying pointed cabbage look for crisp, bright looking leaves and avoid any that are wilting, yellowing or have discoloured patches or holes.
Pointed cabbage

Pointed cabbage


Recipe: For 2 persons


1 large white onion, peeled & finely diced
1 fat clove of garlic, peeled & finely diced
2 sweeter apples, peeled, cored & diced into little pieces, about 1cm x 1 cm
450 gr of cleaned pointed cabbage, the nerve cut out & cut into smaller long strips about 0.5 cm thick
EVOO, a fruity one
sea salt
1 tablespoon of mild curry powder, I use Sharwood’s
1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
2 tablespoons of dark raisins
To Serve: 2 tablespoons of finely cut pecans/ I served this tasty dinner with boiled potatoes & baked Vegan Gluten-free cutlets


1. Take your wok & add some EVOO. Using kitchen paper, smear the oil all over the wok. Heat on a medium heat. When hot, add the diced onion & garlic. Stir fry for about 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Add the ginger & curry powder. Add a bit of EVOO, if necessary. Stir fry for about 2 minutes.
3. Now, add the diced apple & raisins & stir fry for about 2 to 3 minutes. Sometimes, I put the lid on the wok to capture the heat, during a few minutes.
4. Add the shredded cabbage & stir fry for about 2 to 5 minutes until the cabbage has been wilted but still has a crunch. It mustn’t be raw but just right. Finally, when everything is nearly ready, add som sea salt all over the dish. Taste! It has to taste fab! Stir everything round & check the cabbage one last time.
5. Take your plate & serve a good serving on your plate. Sprinkle some of the cut up pecans over the cabbage stir fry & enjoy with some boiled potatoes & a good vegan burger.
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49 responses to “Curried pointed cabbage stir-fry with apples,raisins & pecans!

  1. Interesting curry/gonger twist. Cabbage, apples, and onions is a very German combo. Nicely done!

  2. This is fun and spunky :). I liked it .

  3. Liz says:

    It’s really called “spitskool”? That’s hilarious. Looks like fun, though, and your dish would make a great lunch or supper side 🙂

  4. Oh yum, that looks like a great stir fry with these sweet ingredients!

  5. Koko says:

    Wow, I have no experience with pointed cabbage, but it looks really cool! I’m loving the flavours in this dish, so appropriate for Fall, and just the perfect balance of sweet and savoury!

  6. Wow, how creative!! I have yet to cook with cabbage, but I keep hearing great things about it! 🙂 This looks delicious!

  7. That looks lovely!! I love spitskool and I often cook a similar dish like yours but with another Belgian beauty “witloof” 🙂

  8. Love Spitzkohl and your stir-fry looks yummilicious!

  9. Dina says:

    Spitzkohl, how wonderful, I looooo♥ve it! Thanks for this wonderful variation, dear Sophie♥! I can’t wait to try it out. Have to work this night first…
    Love Dina

  10. Dina says:

    Yummilicious, …. what a great wordcreation, may I borrow it? 🙂

  11. lucylox says:

    Mmmm sweet curried cabbage – I’m drooling 🙂

  12. lou says:

    Hoi Sophie,
    Again a good recipe and delicious too! Well done.

  13. How delicious! What a good recipe!

  14. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Haven’t heard of spitskool Sophie! That second photo looks like some creepy undersea albino walrus. LOVE the sound of your stir-fry – such a great combination of flavour and texture.

  15. Sally says:

    Feels quite autumnal Sophie. I’m a cabbage lover.

  16. Very interesting combination of ingredients Sophie 🙂

  17. I need to try this curry, I love raisins and pecans together 😀


  18. hotlyspiced says:

    I have never heard of pointed cabbage. I will have to see if we can get them here xx

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yes, Charlie but another normal white cabbage would be fine too, just adjust your seasoning a bit! 😉

  19. Suzanne says:

    What an interesting looking cabbage, your stir fry looks terrific with all those ingredients I’m sure it was eaten up quickly.

  20. Never tried cabbage with apples and raisins, it does sound delicious!.
    I have a pointed cabbage in the refrigeratore which is waiting for your recipe!

  21. What an interesting looking cabbage. I really like the dish, flavorful with crunch of the cabbage,

  22. Never saw a pointed cabbage before. Wow 😀

  23. Amber says:

    What a lovely stir fry! Love the apple, raisin and pecan combination!

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