July 27, 2009

Cabbage Rice | Cabbage Rice Recipe (South Indian Rice Recipes)

Cabbage rice recipe, South Indian style - I have no story to share this time, not even the minuscule amount I write usually. Just a good bowl of hot cabbage rice, garnished with Kerala banana chips (or benana chips, as TH calls them, to tease the Malayali accent that I supposedly have) and served with love (not so much for the afore-mentioned person though!)

This a quick and easy rice recipe if you are short on vegetables in hand and just want a mixed vegetable-added rice to serve for lunch or dinner. Cabbage adds a nice flavour to the rice and when cooked with the minimum ingredients in this recipe, this is a sure winner. It's also a good recipe to make use of cabbage since most of the time I end up buying a medium-sized cabbage and after making the usual cabbage poriyal and Kerala cabbage thoran recipe, I am still left with a good amount of it to make something else entirely. This is the perfect dish to make sure of that last bit of cabbage, I assure you. So with that, let's check out how to make cabbage rice, shall we?

Cabbage Rice | Cabbage Rice Recipe

Cabbage Rice Recipe

1.5 cups cooked rice
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/4 cup green peas
1 small onion, chopped small (optional)
3 green chilies, sliced (adjust to taste)
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera / jeerakam
2 tbsp coriander powder / malli podi
1 tsp channa dal / kadala paruppu
A pinch turmeric powder
A few curry leaves
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

How to make Cabbage Rice:

1. Transfer the chopped cabbage, a pinch of salt, green peas and turmeric powder to a vessel. Sprinkle some water. Keep on low fire and cook closed until the cabbage is soft.
2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and channa dal.
3. When the jeera starts spluttering and the dal turns a light brown, add the green chilies, curry leaves and onion. Fry until the onions turn a light brown. (If using onions, of course)
4. To this, add the coriander powder and the ginger-garlic paste. Fry for 1-2 mins.
5. Now add the cooked cabbage and peas to the above. Add salt. Mix and combine well.
6. Remove from fire and combine the rice with the mixture.

Cabbage Rice | Cabbage Rice Recipe
Serve cabbage rice hot with papad and any salad or raita.