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If there is one vegetable that is made frequently in our household it is cabbage. I must admit that chopping them fine is a challenge but I take the short route to shredded them with a bigger holed shredder. Usually cabbage is known to be cooked as poriyal or kootu or with dal but today my dear Amma came up with a mixed rice recipe. Its surely a unique recipe and tasted great for those days when we want to go purely vegan. I love to have this mixed rice along with fryums/ potato chips and potato masala and may be some curd too. 


Recipe Source - Amma
Serves - 3-4 generously
Cook & Prep time - 20 mins
Serving suggestion - Along with fryums or potato chips


Chopped / shredded cabbage - 2 cups
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Shredded carrot - 1/2 cup
Cooked rice - 2 cups
Onions - 2 sliced
Green chili - 3 slit
Ginger - 1/2 inch chopped fine
Garlic - 3 pods chopped fine
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tbsp
Lime juice - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To Tempter

Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera/ cumin - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring

To Garnish 

Corriander leaves - few chopped
Roasted groundnuts - handful


  • Heat oil in a wide pan. Do the seasoning in the order given.
  • Add onions, green chilies  ginger and garlic, mix well and saute for about 5 minutes till the onions are turned to golden brown.
  • Add the cabbage, mix well for about 5 mts. Sprinkle a little water on cabbage, cover with lid and cook for 2-3 mts on medium flame.
  • Now add the greeen peas, turmeric power, sambar powder and salt. Stir well. After  2 minutes remove from fire.
  • When it is cooled add the rice, mix gently. Now add the lime juice and check for salt and spice.
  • Garnish with roasted peanuts and coriander leaves
Cooks Wisdom

- For additional flavor you can add mint leaves to the cabbage masala
- Make sure the vegetables are well cooked before adding the cooked rice
- You can add scrambled egg to garnish


  1. Cabbage is my favourite... I have eaten only cabbage for almost a year to loose weight:) this recipe option is very for me...

  2. this is definitely bookmarked... such a lovely recipe... great for those lazy days, apart from the shredding part, of course... hehe...

  3. Universal fact..Amma's recipe never it

  4. Rice look tempting...loved this one pot meal,very nice pictures...

  5. Looks very delicious. You have beautifully presented this dish.

  6. loved u r presentation.perfect one pot meal,it is a long time since i made this.

  7. Hey... i make this too! :) Isnt it lovely? And its funny cos I actually prefer to cook with cabbage for the main reason it being easy to chop... rough messy chops and the veggie still looks pretty :D

  8. Usually i make this kind of one pot meal with variety of veggies, simple but yet a filling dish na.. Love with fryum definitely.

  9. Im so tempted to have this babe....i love cabbage than any other veges...will definitely try this....

  10. Looks yum, filling n delicious one pot meal!! Nice pics

  11. wow very very yummy n healthy rice Doll... love it with potato fry...

  12. healthy one pot meal priya.. simple and also tempting..

  13. A perfect healthy Lunch box recipe.. Your rice is colourful.. Love the serving suggestion..

  14. Delicious and mouthwatering cabbage rice. Excellent pics as well.

  15. Healthy and flavorful rice dear

  16. AnonymousMay 28, 2013

    Never tried cabbage rice before. Looks good Priya :)
    Shema | LifeScoops

  17. Healthy and filling lunch box recipe dear...Love to have this with mango pickle and papad...

  18. such a tempting and inviting recipe

  19. looking yummy..lovely pictures...

  20. Great lunch box recipe. A good choice for those busy mornings :)

  21. AnonymousJune 03, 2013

    Wow, this look delicious. :)

  22. Atlast I have found a different delicious recipe with cabbage. Thanks for it. It looks yummy.

  23. Looks yummy, thanks for giving us a different and delicious recipe finally with cabbage.

  24. I am gonna try today and enjoy .Thanks for the recipe.


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