Thursday, May 5, 2011


The most beautiful Veg-Main course i have ever cooked. 
 Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C. It is also a good source of fiber, manganese, vitamin B6 potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients :

Purple Cabbage : 1Cup, finely chopped
Cooked Basmati Rice  :1 1/2Cup
Onion : 1, medium, finely chopped
Shredded Coconut : 1/4Cup
Green Chilli : 2
Ginger  : 1inch piece
Garlic : 5 Cloves
Bay leaf : 1
Cumin  seeds  : 1tsp
Cinnamon : 1 inch piece
Black Pepper : 1/2tsp
Cloves : 3
Cardamom : 3
Corander leaves : 1/2Cup, Chopped
Ghee : 2tbsp

Method :

1. Make a paste of green chilli, ginger, garlic and half of coriander leaves using a mixer. Keep aside.

2. Heat ghee in a kadai and add cumin seeds. When it starts to splutter add bay leaf, cinnamom, cardamom, cloves, pepper and onion in this same order.Saute till the onions turns to light brown in color.

3. Now add the ginger, garlic, green chilli and coriander paste and saute well.

4. Add shredded coconut and cabbage and combine well. Close with a tight lid and cook in low flame. Add enough salt.

5. When the cabbage is cooked well, add cooked rice and saute for 3minutes. Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook for another 3minutes. Garnish with remaining coriander leaves, ghee roasted cashews and raisins.

6. Remove from fire and serve hot with raitha, pappad and pickle.

Note : You can use the same recipe fore making normal cabbage rice. Purple cabbage takes more cooking time than the normal one.


  1. Beautiful rice,entha color..perfect and yummy

  2. Gud one and yum .....looks so gud

  3. What a vibrant and colorful looking cabbage pulao. You have created a delicacy which is so unique and tasty.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Love that color... Looks to be a flavorful rice...

  5. Wat a vibrant and colourful pulao,simply fantastic..

  6. ive always seen purple cabbage in my grocery store but never really had the guts 2 try it..i presume its more or less the same as a green cabbage???

  7. Purple cabbage looks dleicious.

  8. What a gorgeous colour! And looks delicious!

  9. Wow what a color lena dear. i have always loved purple, i used this cabbage only in salads so far, this looks very much promising...Kidilan..

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  10. healthy and complete meal. love the purple colour in rice

  11. enikku vayya...super ayittundalloo...color kandittu thanne kothi akunnu..:)

  12. never tried cabbage rice. nice :)

  13. vibrant colour, interesting preparation :P

  14. A worthy rice version to prepare..WIth the colour & flavour,I think this can also be the best option for lunch boxes.Great work Lena.Happy to find you.

  15. So healthy and yummy!!! loved the color..

  16. What an awesome color. Had always made a stir fry only with this cabbage but now would love to try this out too. bookmarked. Following you. Do stop by my blog and follow me when you find time.

  17. love the color.. nice use of spices and coconut..

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  18. colourful rice..........firsttime here......happy 2 follow u........visit my space vn u r free..........

  19. Love the color of this pulav dear....very tempting and looks delicious :)

  20. very much innovative.. the colr combination will bring anyone to the table.