Red cabbage r more healthy n rich in antioxydant than green cabbages..Keeping it in the refrigerator once bought, will help it retain its vitamin C content. Keep the cabbage whole in a plastic wrap / bag in the vegetable section of your refrigerator. If you do need to store a section of the cabbage, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. You should use it in couple of days though. To get best benefits slice or chop the cabbage and let sit for 5-10 minutes before cooking. Cook gently, steaming or sautéing for 5 minutes or less.The anthocyanins in red cabbage can actually protect the brain cells from damage in conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
I already prepared salad with red cabbage, i prepared stir fry with redcabbage too..but as i have picky eaters at home, i prepared redcabbage with rice just to insert this awesome veggie n also tossed them with paruppu podi... they turned out really delicious...
1cup Basmati Rice (cooked)
1no Onion (chopped)
1cup Redcabbage (chopped)
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
5nos Curry leaves
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
2tbsp Paruppu podi
Heat enough oil in a kadai..add the mustard seeds n urad dal to the hot oil n let them splutters..add the chopped onions, curry leaves n cook them until the onions turns transculent..add the roughly chopped red cabbage pieces with red chilly powder n coriander powder with enough salt..close the kadai with lid n cook the veggies for a while...mostly the red cabbage will turn bit black if they r bit cooked..almost black if they r cooked well.. add the paruppu podi to the cooked red cabbage...
Toss this cooked cabbage stir fry with the cooked rice n serve hot!!!!!
Sending this rice to: FIC - Purple & Black by Sunshinemom
Srivallli's Rice Mela