Combine water, the apple cider vinegar, spices, and onion in a large frying pan and bring to a boil.
Add cabbage and pour white vinegar over cabbage mixture. Toss to mix thoroughly.
Cover pot and bring to a boil; cook mixture for about 3 minutes.
Stir cabbage mixture and cook covered for about 10 more minutes until the liquid is all gone. Stirring occasionally.