Oct 23, 2008

Cabbage Soup for a Diet!

Cabbage soup diet is something which many of us have heard of. I personally feel that it is sought of a crash diet, which might lack certain nutrients and making you feel weak over a period of time. But this cabbage soup definitely works wonders and helps if you need to shed few pounds immedietaly. It promises a 10 pound weight loss in one week. But this diet should not be carried out for more than a week.. I do not recommend this diet but I feel that this soup is healhty because it is packed with many vegetables..It is not a fancy kinda soup, but it is a basic recipe which can be altered to suit ones taste buds.


Cabbage - half head
Onion - 1 medium sized 
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized 
Carrots - 2 
Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 1
Mushrooms - 1/2 cup chopped
Celery - 1/2 bunch
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 3 cloves
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Coriander to garnish


I used a pressure cooker to make this soup.It can also be made in a crockpot or any large vessel.

Chop the cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrot, mushrooms, bell pepper and celery.

Heat some oil and saute the garlic and onions for a while. Once they turn translucent, add the tomatoes. Once it gets cooked, add all the other vegetables. Saute for a while and add the chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper. You can also add any soup mix if you like at this time. Add water so that it just covers all the vegetables. 

Close the pressure cooker and wait until you get one or two whistles. Switch off the heat.

Serve warm..

For more information about the cabbage soup diet:

Cabbage soup Diet

This goes off to Diet Foods event being hosted by me.

Last Date for submission of entries: Oct 26th


  1. Divya Thanks for this recipe........I will probably benefit from this ;)
    Healthy and looks great......I'm a sucker for soups anytime

  2. Good one Div, I like soup and I did once this diet too :)

  3. I would really like to lose 10 pounds in one week.. but yeah as u said, it makes u weak.. looks healthy and comforting.

  4. Nice soup. 10 pounds in a week is totally unhealthy. I believe the slower and healthier way we lose weight the lesser the chances are of gaining it back. It is like a ping pong ball.

  5. Tasty soup Divya I love cabbage. :-)

  6. nice healthy one..I make vege. soup something similar to this..

  7. Am just waiting for the winter to comeby to have a sip and how could you guys have soup in such a hot LA weather......

  8. I love all types of soup but have never tried one with cabbage...good one...

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  10. Hi Divya...
    This sound to be a healthy soup recipe. Love to try this. YUM!

  11. looks so good and healthy Divya! A wholesome diet soup.

  12. soup looks so helthy divya i love like this soups

  13. Looks healthy and delicious...Wholesome diet soup ...Thx for sharing..

  14. i have been making cabbage soup whenever i feel the need to lose little extra fat and it never dissapointed.

  15. thatz a lovely recipe .. iam tempted to try out this diet now

  16. OMG...10 pounds a week! The soup is looking very nice...perfect to be enjoyed in the winters. Will be mailing you my entry soon.

  17. Never tried cabbage soup..simple and delicious Divya..

  18. That looks so filling,and healthy too!

  19. I've made this soup but w/o the mushrooms.. it is a yummy diet food.

  20. So if I had nothing but cabbage soup and water for a week, I'd lose 10 lbs?

    I'm soooo making this soup now! Thanks for sharing hon:)

  21. Yeah it is really true that i shed pounds fast with the diet and tru saying that one should no do it for a longer period.
    I remember doing this with my MIL.

  22. You are right it is short term but the soup is good, made it long time back, good that u remind me.

  23. I agree, this is not a great diet to follow, but it is a good soup. I make one like it, but with sausage (no weight loss there, I am sure).
    Besides, I think simply eating good food in moderation is the best "diet" there is. And forget food that comes from factories! Natural is best!

  24. hey nice soup ...I have this huge cabbage and it does not seem to get over...been trying only cabbage recipes! This one looks yummy!

  25. Back when I was in high school i did the cabbage soup diet + 3 hours of working out every week day. in two weeks I lost 18 pounds. Also the soup gets better(as most do) after a few days.

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  27. Thats a gud soup.. I often make it mixing with carrot and peas.

    U cud link it to my event

    Soup It up

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