Nov 25, 2010


Red cabbage rice with paruppu podi is a recipe where roughly chopped red cabbage is sauted with Indian spices and mixed with cooked rice. I tried and tasted this recipe from Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes for this months T&T by Padmaja of Seduce Your Tastebuds event by Lakshmi


About Red cabbage is a vegetable from cabbage family with red/purple leaves.On cooking normally it turns into dark purple(blue).If you want to retain the red color can add a spoon of vinegar or a piece of lemon at the cooking time. This vegetable can be used in salads or cooked as a side dish.Red cabbage is rich in fiber,'C'vitaminand beta-carotene also.


Basnati rice -- 1 cup
Onion -- 1 medium
Red cabbage -- 1 cup chopped
Red chilli powder -- 1/2 tea sp
Coriander powder -- 1/2 tea sp
Curry leaves --- a few
Mustard seeds -- 1/4 tea sp
Urad dal -- 1/4 teasp
Paruppu podi -- 2 tab sp
Salt -- 1 tea sp or according to your taste
oil -- 1 tab sp


1.Cook rice with 1&1/2 cupr water and 1/2 tea sp oil let it sit for a while and spread the rice in plate to cool (can use leftover rice also.)
2.Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds and urad dal let them splutter.
3.Then add chopped onion and curry leaves and cook till onion become transculent.
4. Add chopped red cabbage,red chilli powder,coriander powder,salt stir well and cook for few minutes or till the red cabbage changes it's color in ti blue.
5. Now add paruppu podi stir well then add cooked rice mix well to combine every thing.
serve hot..


Priya Suresh said...

Thanks for trying this rice Padma, looks sooo prefect..

Chanchal said...

Something new..i will give it a try..


Pavithra Elangovan said...

Looks so yummy dear.

Unknown said...

This sounds interesting n gud too

notyet100 said...

rice looks yum,..:-)

chef and her kitchen said...

Looks yummy padma...nice variation wid red cabbage...

Raks said...

Sounds good,nie idea to use paruppu podi!

Rekha shoban said...

interesting combo....perfect for luch box!

Puja said...

Delicious looking rice..interesting combo of ingredients!

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