Friday, 3 July 2020

Cabbage Rice - Lunch Box Recipes

A delicious dish made with cabbage, onions is quick to make It is flavorful and delicious which is a perfect way to use any leftover rice or get the kids to eat cabbage. 

Ideal for office lunch, school lunch or for a weekday dinner. Depending on how much time you have, you can make it without any other veggies (except the cabbage, of course) and it will still taste great!

You can try other cabbage recipes on my blog like

Cabbage Egg podimas

Cabbage Raita

Cabbage (Purple ) Vada

Cabbage Egg podimas

Cabbage Raita

Cabbage (Purple ) Vada
Prep  time
Cooking time
15 mins
10 mins
 4 persons

Recipe Course: Main course
Recipe type: Indian cuisine
  • Cooked rice - 1 cup
  • Chopped Cabbage – ¾ cup
  • Sliced onion -1 no
  • Green chillies – 2 no’s
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Fennel Powder (saunf) – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – ½ to 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves –few sprigs
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil/ ghee – 1 ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Broken urad dal -2 tsp
  • Hing –pinch
  • Curry leaves –few
  • Cashew nuts -1 tsp(optional)

1. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and cashews. 

2. When they turn light golden, add hing. Stir for a few seconds. 

3. Add onion, and green chilies.When the onion turns transparent, add the chopped cabbage turmeric powder, fennel powder. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Add the cooked rice and salt. Reduce flame and stir well to mix. 

5. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice. 

6. Garnish with fried cashew nuts and coriander leaves.

Serving Suggestions
  • Pickles
  • Potato fry
  • Fryums 
  • The dish comes in handy when you are tired and want to make something fast that tastes good and is also on the healthy side.
  • The cabbage should be chopped evenly. This dish will be a favorite staple in your kitchen.
  • Add other veggies like carrots and spring onions just for variety sake.


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