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korean kimchi


Kimchi is a classical Korean side dish that is made by fermenting Chinese cabbage and carrots along with a spicy sauce. (with Vegan option)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Servings 1 large jar
Calories 941 kcal


  • A large jar
  • A saucepan


  • 1 kg Chinese cabbage
  • Salt As per taste
  • Water As reqierd
  • 1 tbsp Sweet rice flour
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Chilli powder
  • 50 gm Onions
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 100 gm Carrot
  • 125 gm Raddish
  • 50 gm Spring onions
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce


  • Cut the cabbage vertically into 2 pieces. Take one half and vertically cut for 3 parts. Wash it well.
  • Then sprinkle salt on each leaf. Leave for 2 hours. Flip once every 30 minutes. 
  • Take a pan and add sweet rice flour and water. Switch on and keep it in the low flame. Stir it well for 5 minutes.
  • When the mixture gets thickens add sugar and cook until sugar dissolves completely. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  • Then mince onion, garlic and ginger and make a paste.
  • Take cabbage and wash well.  
  • Transfer flour mixture to a bowl. Add minced onion, garlic, ginger paste into the bowl. Mix them well.
  • Add chilli powder and mix. Add fish sauce and mix.
  • Finely chop carrot, radish and add to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Then take cabbages and apply the paste to each leaf. Apply the paste on every side well. Then fold it and put it into a dry glass bottle.
  • Fill up to half of the bottle. Tighten to prevent air bubbles. Close the lid tightly.
  • Keep it at room temperature for 36 hours. After that keep it in the refrigerator.


For Vegans - Fish sauce gives actual traditional flavour to this recipe, but you can use Thai Taste Vegetarian Fish Sauce


Serving: 1large jarCalories: 941kcalCarbohydrates: 182.2gProtein: 38.2gFat: 31.6gSaturated Fat: 5.3gSodium: 2020mgPotassium: 6650mgFiber: 78.7gSugar: 51.2gCalcium: 1390mgIron: 30mg
Keyword fermentation, fermented recipes, kimchi, kimchi recipe, korean food, korean side dish, national dish of korea, quick kimchi, side dish, traditional korean recipe
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