Cabbage Rice

Cabbage rice

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Rice (sona masoori, ponni raw rice, basmati or jeerakashala rice) – 1 cup

2. Oil /ghee – 1.5 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 pinch (optional)

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Cashews /peanuts – 3 tbsp

Hing / asafoetida – 1 pinch

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

5. Onion – 1/4 cup, chopped

Ginger – 1/2 tsp, finely chopped

Green chilly – 1 – 2, finely chopped

6. Cabbage – 2 – 2.5 cups, chopped

Fresh / frozen green peas or thinly sliced and halvedgreen capsicum – 1/4 cup (optional)

Garam masala powder – 1/8 tsp

7. Fresh lemon juice –  2 – 3 tsp or as required (optional)

Cilantro – 2 tbsp, chopped

8. Salt – To taste


1. Cook rice adding enough salt. Set aside to cool.

2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, if using and fry  dried red chilly, curry leaves, urad dal, and cashews. When they turn light golden, add hing. Stir for a few seconds. Add onion, ginger and green chilies.

3. When the onion turns transparent, add turmeric powder, chopped cabbage and fresh green peas. Add salt, to taste. Saute for 3 – 4 minutes until the cabbage is done (don’t overcook). Add 1/8 tsp garam masala powder and mix well. Add cooked rice and mix well. Check for salt. Switch off.  Add  lemon juice, chopped cilantro and mix well. Serve with raita/ pickles/ potato fry/ pappad / yoghurt / fryums or anything you prefer.

Cabbage Rice

Cabbage Rice

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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