1 small red cabbage

1 small red onion

2 garlic cloves

3 cm’s of ginger, peeled

1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

1/2 tsp. coriander seeds

1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

1/2 tsp. fennel seeds

1 tsp. Himalayan or sea salt



  1. Place cabbage, onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor using the grating/shredding function
  2. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well and start squeezing/massaging or pounding to release all the liquid from the ingredients.
  3. Place into a medium jar and pack down, then fill with filtered water.
  4. Make sure everything is below the level of the water, if it is not add a little extra water until it is.
  5. Make sure there is at least 2 cm’s of space in the top of the jars.
  6. Weigh everything down with a cabbage leaf, a pebble or a kitchen weight of some description.
  7. Burp/let the gas out every day (or twice daily if it seems lively) until to stops gassing.
  8. Once it stops gassing it is ready to consume.  Once you start consuming from the jar, put it in the fridge.
  9. Enjoy!


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