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Cabbage Rice
From keralacook - India

Serves - 3
Cooking time - 20 minutes (includes preparation time)

  • Cabbage - 250 gms
  • Tur dal - 5 tablespoons
  • Garam masala - 2 tablespoon
  • Cumin seed - 2 teaspoon
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 2 teaspoon
  • Raisins - 1 teaspoon (Optional)
  • Cashewnuts - 1 teaspoon (Optional)
  • Cinnamon stick - of 2" length
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cardamom - 3
  • Vegan alternative to Ghee (margarine/oil) - 2 tablespoon
  • Onion - 1
  • Basmati rice - 2 glasses
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 4 glasses
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon (Optional)

For garnishing

  • Finely chopped coriander(cilantro) leaves - 1/4 cup
  • 2 medium sliced tomatoes sliced into thin rings

Wash, drain and dry the rice. Heat the margarine/oil a pressure cooker and add crushed cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves, finely chopped onions, raisins, cashew nuts, ginger garlic paste and garam masala. When the onion turns golden brown in color, add the finely chopped cabbage. Fry for 2 minutes. Now, add rice and tur dal. Fry for 3 minutes. Now, add the water,turmeric powder and required salt. Cover the pressure cooker and pressure cook with weight, for approximately 4 whistles. Open the lid when the entire pressure is gone. Then, empty the rice into the serving bowl and decorate with tomato rings and finely chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves.

1)You can try the same preparation by replacing cabbage with finely chopped tomatoes/eggplant/boiled green peas/carrots and beans

2) It is good for health to add a little tur dal also into the rice as it is a good source of protein

3) You can serve the rice with the following simple salad.
Mix 3 tomatoes, 1 onion, few curry leaves, few coriander leaves, a small piece of ginger (all finely chopped), salt to taste and 2 cups of curd. The quick salad is ready.