Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cabbage Rice

I just had onions, green chillies and cabage at home. I had to prepare something to eat and pack for office as well. SO this recipe was too handy. I couldn't make a curry for this. But managed with some boondi.

cooked rice - 2 cups
finely grated cabbage - 2 cups
onions - 2 (finely chopped)
salt to taste
oil - to fry
to grind:

green chillies - 8 -9
roasted gram (pottu kadalai) - 2 tbsp
corriander leaves - 3 - 4 tsp
ginger - 1"
grated coconut - 1/4 cup
to season:

mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
channa dal - 1 tsp
red chillies - 2
cashews - broken - 10 - 12
curry leaves - 8 - 10
cumin seeeds - 1 tsp
to garnish:

curry leaves - 4 (finely chopped)
corriander leaves - 2 tsp (finely chopped)

- grind "to grind" ingredients to a fine paste by adding some water

- leave it aside
- cook the rice in such a way that the rice are seperate and not over cooked
- and add salt to rice while cooking
- now add oil in a pan
- add "to season" ingredients
- when they change colour, add the onions and fry till they turn golden brown
- add some salt (remember some salt is added to the rice as well)
- add the cabbage and fry for 2 mins
- then add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell is gone and the masala is fully spread on the cabbage
- add the cooked rice and "to garnish" ingredients
- fry well
- serve hot with some curry.

My thanks goes to:
Mallika Badrinath. Her books are with me. I found this recie under rice delights in page 55. This recipe has been my favourite for quite sometime and after that I just forgot about this as and when I prepare something new.

1 comment:

Valarmathi said...

Never tried cabbage in rice. Looks so tasty.