June 3, 2009

Colored Cabbage Rice with Chickpeas

I am not really fond of cabbage. It makes it way into my kitchen once in a while in the form of a simple stir fry or in a fried rice or noodles ..

Not wanting to make a stir fry, I tried my hand at this simple cabbage rice along with chickpeas.
I was really bored of eating the same old food & I wanted to try something really really new. A dish that would make everyone take a second look at it & wonder what this really is . . .



I had some cooked chickpeas lying in the fridge, I teamed it with purple cabbage to create some new & fun.

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup rice - ( I used Basmati )
  • 1 cup cabbage - grated
  • 1 red onion - finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (If available)
  • 4 green chillies - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 2 tsp oil
Method:
  • If using chickpeas, soak them in water overnight or atleast for 5 -6 hrs & pressure cook them using 1 1/2 cups of water with a pinch of salt. Drain excess water & set aside.
  • Pressure cook rice & set aside to cool completely.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, Allow mustard seeds to splutter.
  • Add green chillies & ginger & allow them to sizzle for about 15 seconds
  • Add chopped onions & saute until they turn pink. Add grated cabbage & add a few tbsps of water & close the lid. Let it cook on low flame fao about 10 minutes. keep saueting in between.
  • Once cabbage is fully cooked, add cooled rice & salt as per taste. ( Make sure the rice is cooled completely. Else, the dish will turn mushy. Leftovers will do wonders. )
  • Add lemon juice & Mix well & heat it up on a low flame for 5 minutes
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro
Serve HOT with Raita. Enjoi !!!

I honestly didn't expect much from this dish. Luckily, it turned out to be fairly good. I wouldn't call this a fancy dish, but its definitely worth a try.

This goes to Nags' Ravishing Rice :) initiated by Meeta

60 comments:

ARUNA said...

looks gorgeous n yumm dear!!!!

meeso said...

That is a beautiful dish of rice! It really makes an impact, and must taste delicious!

Parita said...

That looks gorgeous..such a beautiful color..yummm

Padma said...

nice color :)

Poornima Nair said...

Great colors...looks delicious.

Laavanya said...

That's a very mild seasoning... i use vangi bath masala for a lot of my dishes. Looks pretty and the chickpeas addition must've made it wholesome.

Gita said...

Looks so colorful and delicious...healthy too :)

Pavithra said...

Wow thats really looking gorgeous with beautiful colors. nice entry to the event too. so healthy!!!!!

Priya said...

Looks so fabulous, gorgeous and delicious with beautiful purple colour...

Lavanya said...

beautiful rice with red cabbage..today mine is red cabbage curry only :)

Priyameena said...

Looks colorful...Adding Chickpea is really a cool way of adding protein to your rice..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

the rice looks so good deesha. the pic is wonderful.

Sweta said...

What a colourful dish-love it :)

kittymatti said...

beautiful click deesha! lovely recipe too!

Sujatha said...

looks so beautiful! I've never tried purple cabbage yet.. this recipe may be a good start for me!

sowmya said...

looks so good..must have tasted great too..

Kalyani said...

looks colorful & beautiful rice ...

Priti said...

Looks colourful n yummy dear

Prathibha said...

Wow Deesha..that looks super gorgeous..very colorful n inviting gal...Loved the idea of making it...Nice entry gal..

sriharivatsan said...

Looks colorful buddy..Nicely presented..Once had this colored cabbage in childhood and after that didn't give a try...

Sharmila said...

I love this way of cooking ... throwing in evrything at hand with rice ... and out comes a gorgeous dish! Good one Deesha! :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love the idea! Looks gorgeous too:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Cabbage rice sounds new to me. Looks yum....

jayasree said...

Rice looks delcious. I too tried making rice with purple cabbage and felt it tastes better than the simple stir fry. Pairing it withe chickpeas is a nice idea.

rekhas kitchen said...

nice color and delicious recipe I too use purple cabbage a lot very good for helth tooo good entry.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

That is a beautiful dish of rice! ...Colorful combo Deeshaaa :)

Divya Rao said...

Wow Deesha, I never thought about using cabbage with rice! After looking at your colourful picture I think I'll surely try this one!

Happy cook said...

Wow that is a real colourful platter.

SJ said...

it looks so colourful!! Must try this rice once.

Valarmathi said...

Beautiful dish. Looks yummy.

Curry Leaf said...

So good the dish is.Very colourful Never used red cabbage this way.

Asha said...

Thanks Deesha. It was fun visiting India after so many yrs! Have fun, see you in the Fall! :)

Smitha said...

Love the colours of the dish!

Vrinda said...

Wow..gorgeous colorful rice..me too lov cabbage but never tried this way..

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Chef Jeena said...

It has been a while since I cooked with red cabbage and your post reminds me how lovely it is.

Great recipe and the pic is so tempting.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Such a nutritious and a colorful dish.... I can see all the colors, just by picking up the colors I would finish off the entire bowl in no time!!!

Lisa said...

Such a colourful dish! And so good for you too. Cabbage and chickpeas go so well together.

Nithya said...

Never used cabbage in rice...nice idea.Looks colorful!

Nithya said...

wow... colorful. It looks very yummy.. first time to ur space and you are rocking out here. keep it going. :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow looks absolutely mouthwatering..very colorfull,will try soon

Red Chillies said...

Deesha, unlike you I love cabbage. I could eat it 365 days without complaints. Like this version of cabbage rice though.

Preeti Singh said...

looks soooo colourful and different and on the top mouthwatering.

Sireesha said...

Looks marvellous and colorful dear:)

Arch said...

Amazing combination and loved the colours...must give this a try...

Namratha said...

That is one gorgeous looking rice, loved the colour! I have never cooked with purple cabbage before, this is inspiring me to try some right away.

nimisha said...

looks really yummy. i am going to try for sure....

Kalai said...

simple and delicious one.Nice click.

Pooja said...

colorful and yummy rice deesha..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - what a nice color...
Looks delicious...

Ramya Bala said...

Thats really colorful and yummy!

notyet100 said...

umm,..lovely colour,..n healthy too,..

Nags said...

it looks amazing!! thanks for the entry. btw, did you send me the entry details? couldn't find it in my email. dont forget to do that :)

Sunshinemom said...

For someone who doesn't like cabbage you have come up with a very tasty dish:)! It is a feast for the eyes too.

Chitra said...

Gorgeous as everbody says:)colorful!!!

Suparna said...

hi deesha,
Actually dishes which we prepare just out of no where turns out to be simply superb! the best part is it turns out damn neat as we aren't expecting much from it na?! love the look of the rice :)I always have a soft corner for chickpeas...the purple cabbage has complimented it pretty well.
beautiful click
Enjoy

Raaga said...

this does look like fun... also, congrats to your grandparents :)

nora@ffr said...

yummmyyy!!!!!!! delicious!!! soo healthy and refreshing!! nice blog.. keep it up!!
cheers!!

Preety said...

i always love having rice with so many goddies in it..it really makes a complete and healthy meal

Shankar said...

lage raho DEEPS...