The Easiest Traditional Kimchi Recipe


There are many Korean kimchi recipes in the world now. But some of them are quite difficult and demand a lot of time, efforts, and various ingredients.

This is an easy kimchi recipe, which uses only a few ingredients and doesn’t take a lot of your time and powers. Maybe it isn’t the best. But it is for sure that the present homemade traditional kimchi recipe is the easiest.


  • one head of Chinese cabbage;
  • one big bell pepper;
  • one chili pepper;
  • 3-4 garlic cloves;
  • 3-5 tablespoon salt (without iodine and anti-caking agents);
  • one tablespoon sugar.


  1. Cut the head of Chinese cabbage lengthwise into halves. Then cut each of halves into 2-3-inch pieces.Chinese cabbage
  2. Put cabbage pieces in an enameled or glass bowl. Never use a metal bowl. At the worst use plastic.pieces of cabbage
  3. Add salt. And carefully massage the salt into the Chinese cabbage by using your hands. If several of the leaves are joined together, rub every individual leaf in this group.adding salt
  4. While you are massaging the cabbage, it must become wet a bit. Don’t add water. This is the traditional kimchi recipe. And so it doesn’t imply adding water.
  5. Cover our bowl with a plate. And put down something heavy on it (a jar with water, for example). Let stand at room temperature for one day.a heavy thing
  6. Transfer the cabbage in a colander and rinse under the cold water for 5 minutes.
  7. Then place the cabbage in a bowl, and pour with cold water. Let it stand under the water for some hours. Rinse very well again.pieces of cabbage under the water
  8. Now we make the paste. Mix the garlic and chili pepper in a blender.chili pepper and garlic
  9. Cut the bell pepper into small cubes.
  10. Combine the cabbage and bell pepper. Stir in the sugar.adding the bell papper
  11. Add the paste. And gently massage it into the vegetables by your hands. It is highly recommended to use gloves because the paste may irritate your skin.
  12. Transfer the kimchi in a glass jar. Cover. And let it stand in your fridge for 3-4 days.

Now you may taste your homemade kimchi.
homemade kimchi
Store the fermented Chinese cabbage in the fridge.

By the way, some people want to know Korean kimchi is vegan food or no.

Yes. It is the traditional fermented Chinese cabbage with spices and other vegetables. It doesn’t contain any ingredients which are banned for vegans.

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