Sometimes i just want to throw all things together in a pot and get something nice to eat. This Moong and cabbage rice is exactly that, a one pot recipe filled with deliciousness.
These days whenever we have friends over for dinner or lunch, i make this moong and cabbage rice instead of a pulao. It is easy, simple and one pot 🙂
The secret to this recipe you ask?? nothing..every time i cook this, i use whatever ingredients i have on my hand on that day or what my stomach fancies !!! Its that versatile a recipe, and makes a humble vegetable like cabbage tasty.
I have used left over rice (from previous night) in this recipe, but one can easily use freshly cooked rice for this recipe. Also this recipe can be tweaked in many ways, depending on what ingredients are available at home.
Different ways to make it more tasty and healthy:
- To make this version healthy, you use cooked broken wheat or brown rice.
- I have added peanuts, but to make it luxurious, use cashew nuts and walnuts.
- I have also added capsicum and carrots to it to make it colourful, you could add green onions, potatoes, peas etc
- Masalas : anything that you have on hand, a bit of garam masala at the end and the aroma is fabulous.
- Protein: I have added cooked moong , you can use kabuli channa or black channa or even cooked rajma. Another intersting idea would be to add mixed sprouts as garnish to add texture to the rice.
If you are in a mood for some thing simple, serve this with cucumber raita or plain curd else serve this with channa masala or rajma or even kali dal.
Here are some more rice recipes to make :
- Mango Rice
- Capsicum Rice (with mint)
- Sasve Kai Chitranna ( Rice with mustard and coconut)
Moong and cabbage Rice |
Heat oil in a kadhai and add mustard, jeera and curry leaves to it.
Once the mustard splutters, add garlic, onions and saute well
Now add the tomatoes and all the masala powder mentioned above.
Once the tomatoes are cooked, add the carrots,soaked moong and sliced capsicum
Stir them briefly and add the cabbage and mix well
Add the required amount of salt to this mixture, stir and close the lid of the kadhai and let the mix cook for about 10 -15 minutes (stir once every couple of minutes so that the sabzi does not stick to the kadhai)
Once the cabbage sabzi is completely cooked, add rice and mix well
Close the rice pot with a lid and let it cook on low flame
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with raita or plain curd
1. While using broken wheat or red rice, try and cook them al dente or the mix would go soggy.
2. Addition of butter, cashew nuts and green chillies would make this luxurious.
3. Mint leaves also can be added to give this recipe an interesting twist.
4. Grated coconut also can be added at the end to give the recipe a slight sweet hint.
Ah…….. at last I have been able to take time out of my busy office schedule and write a post… this was a veryy simple soup that i made some time back..it is also called the Classic Russian Borscht… I have made the vegetarian version on this soup…here goes
Borscht - A russian soup affair to remember!!!
Pressure cook all vegetables, bay leaf etc with little water ( 3 whistles at least)
In a food processor grind the vegetables and butter (remove the bay leaf while grinding).
Add the required amount of salt and pepper and pour equal amount in soup bowls.
Garnish with sour cream or in my case thick creamy curd and chopped coriander leaves and wolla a purpleish pink soup is ready to eat.
A popular Gujarati main course consisting of a vegetable (undhiyu)…served with sev and jalebis… This is usually made only during the winters because a particular ingredient” Ratallu (purple yam)” is available only during this time of the year…
It is made in different ways..here is the way that i usually make it.
For fresh Masala / marinate
All the vegetables should be cut into chunks as shown in the picture. The bananas can be cut with with the skin on...
Remove seeds from 3/4 of the papdi and let the rest be as it is...
Mix all the veggies from 1 and 2 and set aside in a big vessel.
Grind together the ingredients for the masala / marinate...
Mix the ground masala and the vegetables nicely so that the freshly ground masala coats each vegetable. Set aside for atleast 1/2 hour... (Excl the tomatoes)
Take a big kadai. heat vegetable oil in it...
Add the marinated vegetables, salt and cook till all the vegetables are cooked and the raw smell of the ground mixture goes away...
Add the cut tomatoes on top of this cooked veggies and close the veggies with a lid and let it simmer on low flame for 2-3 mins...
Serve hot with thin sev and corriander leaves as a garnish..
Serve with hot jalebis and rice / hot rotis...
This is my entry for Mythillis: RCI-Gujarat Cuisine