Unveiling the Secret of Cabbage Ruffle

Unveiling the Secret of Cabbage Ruffle: A Delightful Turkish Delicacy

Have you ever wondered what gives Turkish foods like kebab and lahmacun their unique flavour? The crunchy, tangy purple cabbage ruffle is now public knowledge! This colourful side dish expertly balances deep, savoury flavours with a refreshing crunch, all while adding a splash of colour to your plate. I’m excited to share with you today this little-known restaurant secret that will let you make this delicious dessert at home. It is inexpensive, tastes great, and is easy to prepare. Now let’s assemble the necessary items and begin this exciting adventure!


  1. One and a half kg of purple cabbage
  2. Twenty grammes or one tablespoon of rock salt
  3. One 200 ml glass of apple cider vinegar
  4. two medium lemons juiced


  1. Get the cabbage ready: Wash the purple cabbage well to start. Next, cut it into thin strips that resemble ruffles. You’ll get a nicer texture the narrower the slices are.
  2. Before adding salt, move the cut cabbage to a big mixing basin. Evenly distribute the rock salt on top of the cabbage. Next, rub the salt into the cabbage with your hands. This procedure aids in releasing the cabbage’s natural juices and softening it.
  3. Pour the apple cider vinegar over the salted cabbage and squeeze in the lemon. Next, add the juice from both lemons. In addition to providing the cabbage a crisp, vibrant flavour, the vinegar and lemon help with the pickling process.
  4. Mix and Marinate: Ensure that every item is well combined. Make sure you thoroughly coat every cabbage strip with the vinegar and lemon juice combination. Place a cover or piece of plastic wrap over the bowl and leave it to rest at room temperature. For optimal effects, let the combination marinade for at least 4 hours or overnight. The cabbage will get crispier and more delicious the longer it rests.
    1. Serve and Enjoy: Once the cabbage has marinated to perfection, give it one final stir and it’s ready to serve! This crispy purple cabbage ruffle makes a stunning side dish for kebabs, lahmacun, or even as a vibrant addition to salads and sandwiches.

Surprise your family and friends with this simple yet extraordinarily flavorful purple cabbage ruffle. It’s a testament to how a few humble ingredients can transform into something truly spectacular. Enjoy the blend of crisp textures and zesty flavors that this Turkish secret has to offer!

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