Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cabbage Rice for Monthly Mingle

Okay people I really can't yap this time. I have to post the recipe minus my crap talk, because every minute counts. If I delay any longer Nags might post this recipe also *shuddering*...!!

Cabbage rice:
1 cup rice, cooked and cooled
3 cups chopped cabbage
1/2 cup peas
6-7 Tb lemon juice ( I like it really tangy, please adjust to suit your taste)

1.5 Tbsp channa dal
3/4-1 tsp urad dal
5-6 dried red chillies
1.5-2 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 cup grated coconut

1) Heat 1 tsp oil and roast the channa dal, rad dal, dried red chillies and coriander seeds till golden.
2) Blend the roasted mix with coconut to a fine powder.
3) Heat 1 tsp oil add 1tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp channa dal, handful of peanuts and few curry leaves. Once it splutters, add the cabbage and peas.
4) Add salt and sprinkle water, mix, cover and cook till the cabbage is soft but not mushy.
5) Add the ground masala to the cabbage and mix. Make sure that there is no water in the pan before you add the masala.
6) Add the rice and mix well. Take off heat and add the lemon juice.

Cabbage rice

This is going to Monthly Mingle:Ravishing Rice hosted by Nags, an event started by Meeta.

A few weeks ago J was asking me to make "India type cake" , I showed him all the baking books I have, he rejected all of those cakes. Then we googled and finally hit on Vah re Vah's pineapple pastry. This was what he wanted- "2 tubs of icing on a small loaf cake"!! I would not make that even in my wildest dreams! So I made a small sponge cake and silenced him :P Then yesterday I saw Namrata's pineapple pastry and I decided to give it a try. When I bake something, I hate to be worrying about how it's going to turn out. I never have any worries when I try something from Namrata's blog. I have tried most of her pulaos, vegetable sagu, mutter paneer (this is so just like how they serve in restaurants), her mom's mong dal and many more, so far everything has been a hit! So was the cake.

pineapple pastry

I will be surprised if this cake lasts us till the weekend, J has already finished half of it!!!


  1. Rice really look for relish! And that Pineapple Pastry...hmm..now I am strongly craving for it.:P I am also going to make soon.

  2. True true. You should rush before Nags comes up with another post. And you are making me love cabbage which I don't really like much. Colorful and must try dish. I would let you know how it comes out for me. Pineapple pastry is SOOO delicious. I want!

  3. Rice looks gud...and so the cake..nice click

  4. That was a commendable sacrifice you did by not yapping and going straight to your recipe...yeah post all rice recipes before Nags can even think about it. And am thankful that you cut the nonsense this time...heee

    Cabbage rice...hmm..never had it and I guess bcoz of the Coconut this guy is a southie too???

    Pineapple Pastry...omg...did you really make it...looks so yummy that I wanna have a bite now...can you save a piece till the month end??? no?? Bake then one ok..Loved the idea behind the pastry pic ;)

  5. Rice looks great....really tempting.
    And that cake is just super.

  6. That rice looks something unusual gal....looks really yummy..
    Wow i just want to grab that pastry from the screen....loved the cherry on top...

  7. if i was photographing that piece, it would no longer be there to be captured!!
    the rice looks yum..never tried cabbage rice,something different to try out!!

  8. I am dying over that pastry SJ..!

  9. Cake looks too too good! And rice looks more like paruppu podi satham!

  10. hehe.. i have cabbage rice in my drafts too :D but the recipe is very different from what you have done!

    the pastry looks super yummy with the stylish cherry on top!!

  11. I made cabbage rice too for monthly mingle but with purple cabbage .. This one is a slighty different version of cabbage rice that i usually make, loved the color .. & that pastry look sooo good, lucky that yu are blessed with a hubby with a sweet tooth. Mine will not even look at it

  12. @April/Sonu,
    Yes, you must make the pastry! Try the rice also :P
    Hey I tried to leave a comment on your blog it does't let me :( You come home, will give you pastry!
    Commendable thing I can do is make the blog private and not give you access :P Naa..cabbage rice is my mother's invention!!!
    You sure it looks unusual? Its actualy vangi baath masala, my mom came up with this one and was fooling us all this while :|
    Yea, it did reach my tummy after the photo session :P Yes, try it out and let me know ok? Don't grill the thing tho' :P
    Pls don't drool all over the comp. tho'. Won't your Auntie Giada make them for yo? 'P
    Paruppu podi sadam aah? Wait I will tell my amma that you insulted her dish.
    I knew you have everything rice. I just wanted to post it before you did!!!
    I looked at yours will probably make it cos it sound simpler than mine. You should be happy that your husband is not fond of pastry, I am thinking of getting a safe and locking up the sugar tin!!

  13. I'm glad you tried this and liked it too!!! :)

  14. nice color yar..looks temting..the cake too

  15. hey i am actually new to ur site,and tried the cabbage rice and it came out sooo good..i was actually shocked to see that cabbage can be so delicious..without onion..thats the best part..kudos to you...i couldn't leave without posting a comment..great work..keep more coming..


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