Cabbage Pulav/Pulao

Cabbage Pulav/Pulao

Cabbage Pulav/Pulao

Cabbage Pulav is not very common but tastes surprisingly good and that is even if Raita is not available. This easy to prepare rice dish takes about 30 min to prepare and can be had for dinner/lunch. Compared to your regular Pulav, Cabbage Pulao requires less ingredients and less masala/spice to make it taste good.

I got this rice recipe from my cousin Ramya. I tried it and it was received well by my family.

Pulav Ingredients :

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Chopped Cabbage – 1 cup
  • Chopped Onion – 1 medium sized
  • Chopped Tomato – 1 small sized
  • Chopped Green Chillies – 2
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cloves or Lavang – 2
  • Cinnamon or Dalchini – 1/4 inch
  • Pepper – 3-4
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp

Method :

1. Wash Rice with water. Pour out the water completely – rice should stay as dry as possible.

2. Crush or pound Cinnamon or Dalchini, Cloves, Cardamom and Pepper. Keep aside.

3. Heat Oil in a cooker container. Add Jeera. Once the Jeera seeds splutter, add crushed ingredients from step 2 and fry for a minute.

Now add chopped Onions and fry until the Onions turn golden brown. At this stage, add Ginger Garlic paste and Green Chillies and fry for a min.

Add Cabbage, sugar and fry for 2 min. Add Tomato and cook them until they turn soft.

4. Add washed and drained Rice to the cooker container (with contents from step 3 above) and fry for a min. Now add 2 cups of water to the mixture and stir well. Then add Salt and mix properly.

5. Close the pressure cooker lid and allow the contents to cook. When you hear the 3 cooker whistles, switch to low flame and continue to heat for about 2 minutes. Then switch off the flame and allow the pressure of the cooker to ease.

6. Open the cooker lid, leave it open for 2 min and then add Lemon Juice to the Pulav/Pulao. Mix well.

Cabbage Pulav/Pulao is now ready to serve.

Note:  For Cabbage Pulao I have not used Turmeric powder, hence you can see that the Pulav color is creamish. You can try adding Turmeric Powder to this rice dish.

14 thoughts on “Cabbage Pulav/Pulao

  1. Hi Hema….this is very rare dish wanna..try…but have one doubt….u dint mention about the water…. U mentioned rice should be dry as much as possile. after adding to masala how much water it requires? just regular 1: 2 or pulav ratio 1:1

    • Swathi – Thanks for pointing this out. I have updated the Cabbage Pulav/Pulao recipe for the information you asked for (see Step 4). If you are using Basmati rice, use 1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice. If you are using regular rice like Sona Masoori, use 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice. Let me know how it comes out.
      - Hema

  2. Hi Hema….nanu Swathi….last time nim blog ge reply hakidde ( cabbage pulav). Ivattu alle reply hakoke try madde agirlilla.adikke profile search madi barita iddene… finally ivattu dinner ge madidde….super agittu….ishta aytu…next time swalpa batani (peas) haki madbekoonta iddene hegagotte anta gotilla. ivattu omme ankonde hakoke but beda recipi idda hage first madona ankonde. nice one….

    • Happy to see ur reply Swathi. Ok, nanu check madithini yake comment bareyoke agtha illa antha. Try madi nodi peas haki hege barutte antha. Nanna cousins ella try madidru tumba chennagide antha helidru. Matte enenu try madidri? Try my recipes, if u like write the comment. Thanks once again.

  3. Great dishes Hema. You are including Kannada names for the ingredients which I liked more. I am learning more dishes with this site. Thanks.

  4. Hi Hema,

    I like cabbage but i don’t know cabbage receipes (I mean new receipes)
    Definately I will try. Is adding sugar is compulsory or our wish ? .
    bye
    anitha

    • Anitha – Sugar is not really necessary. The quantity specified is quite negligible but can add a little taste to Cabbage Pulao, IMO. Try it out without Sugar; it may not really make a difference. Thanks

  5. Hi Hema,

    I made this recipe today morning, Sakkathagittu, my hubby also liked… Thank you for the wonderful recipe very simple, easy and also we can make this recipe with in half an hour…
    Next time i will try by adding peas or channa for this recipe…
    Bye

    Regards
    Chaitra

  6. Hi Hema,

    Started trying the dishes from your blog. It looks really interesting, today morning we tried Oats Upuma (first time 90 % ok), the next is Cabbage Pulav. Will update the outcome. It would be good if you add more on Veg curries for Lunch / Main course.

  7. Hi Hema

    I tried cabbage pulao… It was mouth watering… Excellent… All my family members liked it… Thank you for a delicious recipe…

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