Sunday, 26 November 2017

Cabbage Rice

This is one other dish that I had made earlier, cabbage rice. It is a very flavorful and tasty one pot meal. Here is one that we enjoyed a lot. I was bored of simple stir fry, dal using cabbage. Vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower have earned a bad reputation because of the smell it emits while it is cooking, but unusually I have always liked both! My grandmother used to add either cumin or ginger while cooking these vegetables to reduce the pungency to some extent. So if you are one among the cabbage haters, then you have got to try this rice recipe and I bet you'll develop a soft corner for the poor vegetable. 

Prep  time
Cook time
15 mins
10 mins
3 persons

Recipe type: Lunch Box recipes

Cuisine:  Indian cuisine

  • Cabbage – 2 1/2 cups
  • Cooked rice -1 cup
  • Onions -1 no
  • Green chili -1 no
  • Garlic chopped -3 cloves
  • Curry leaves
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  • Salt -1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves –few sprigs
  • Oil -1 bsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Jeera seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal -1tsp
  • Urad dal -1tsp
  • Curry leaves –few sprigs
  • Hing -pinch

1. Cook rice such that each grain is separate. Keep it aside till it is cooled. Heat Ghee/oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add all the other ingredients followed by the onions.

2. Add the shredded cabbage, turmeric powder and salt. Sprinkle some water and close the lid. The cabbage will cook in about 5-7 minutes. Add some more water if the curry starts sticking to the pan.Add salt, 1/4 cup water (only if required, most cabbages leave lots of water while cooking, so be careful). 

3. Cover and cook till cabbage is done. Now add the rice little by little to the cooked cabbage curry and mix it with the back of a spatula (my grandmother's tip, so that the rice will not break or become mushy). I have a big wooden fork, so I use that when I make mixed rice like this. Switch off the heat. Add cooked rice and mix well.

Serving suggestions
Yogurt pachadi
Sweet potato fry
Spicy Chips

·         The ratio of rice to water will be 1:2 and ¼, but the same one whistle will be perfect.
·         Add cashews fried in little ghee to make it richer.



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