Friday, November 28, 2008

Red Cabbage Paruppu Podi Rice

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
Salt
Oil

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

18 comments:

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. nice creative idea priya... thxs for sharing...

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice idea.......lovely colour

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

lovely innovative idea priya....really nice one...

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I love the colours, have been seeing lotof red cabbage for the event.

sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Red cabbage is selling this month like hot cakes:) Thanks for another inspiring recipe!!

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

lovely colour..Very innovative n inspiring recipe!!

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

u come up with such innovative recipes. nice recipe priya.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative and lovely.Nice entry to FIC

Suma Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

nice and attractive colour...mouthwatering rice..

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

thatz a lovely recipe priya

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

it sounds new to me...n looks yummy n spicy

anudivya said... Reply To This Comment

Didn't know red ones were better. I am getting it the next time I go shopping. The rice looks great

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Good twist to add parrupu podi!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I should learn how to be creative from you priya... super... chance e illa.

viji said... Reply To This Comment

eppadi eppadi recipe invent pannreenga priya... nalla irukku

PG said... Reply To This Comment

I also made rice and even recently and for the first time. Tastes wonderful, isn't it? A lovely recipe. So much that I love the urad daal in rice, as much I'm afraid to muse it, as in my previous trials it has sometimes remained too hard and you know how finicky hubby is. Any tips?

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for ur kind comments..

@PG, yea can understand..i usually play with their fav veggies r meat n rice..they works always wonder...

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice colour and very good for helth nice recipe will try it