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10 February, 2014

spicy cabbage brown rice

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Here is one more way I’m going to persuade you to eat brown rice, as a spicy cabbage ‘bhath’. This aromatic blend will be a good lunch box idea or when you call a few people home for dinner.


Laxmi brown Basmati rice- 1 cup

cabbage- 1/2 big

potato- 1 (don’t peel if organic)

onion- 1/4 cup

green chilly- 1

curry leaves- a few

cloves- 2

bay leaf- 1

cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp.

turmeric powder- a pinch

asafoetida powder- a pinch

red chili powder- 1 tsp.

coriander powder- 1 tsp.

mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp.

salt- to taste

organic canola oil- 1 tbsp.


* Soak the brown rice in some water for 1/2 hour. Drain and soak again for 1/2 hour. Drain and rinse till turbidity disappears. Cook with 1 1/2 cups water in a pressure cooker till it blows one whistle. If there is no time for soaking, cook with 1 3/4 cups of water and allow time for 3 whistles.


* While rice is getting cooked, chop veggies.


* In a pan take oil, add mustard seeds, cloves, bay leaf, asafoetida powder, cardamom powder. When seeds pop, add curry leaves, onions, green chilly, turmeric powder. Cook till onions become translucent.

* Add cabbage, potatoes, salt and chili powder. Cover with lid and cook till tender. Add coriander powder, blend and turn off the heat.


* Spread the cooked rice in a wide vessel and allow to cool. Mix in the cooked cabbage with the addition of some oil if necessary.

* Garnish with cilantro and serve with raita/yogurt.



14 thoughts on : spicy cabbage brown rice

  • February 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I have always loved eating rice with my cabbage and peas veg…this Is a great way to combine the two.

    • February 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Me too. thanks!

  • Kripa
    February 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    super! cant wait to try it tom:)

    • February 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Kripa, I was missing your comments for a while. thanks!

      • Kripa
        February 12, 2014 at 9:06 am

        Made this Apsara…it came out awesome! Def. going in my list of Lunch Box recipes…:) Have been so busy with things here…havent had an opportunity to try your other recipes…will surely comment when i try something:)

        • February 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm

          that’s great!

  • February 11, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Looks good! And what’s in that raita of yours? 🙂

    • February 11, 2014 at 7:36 am

      simple cucumber 🙂 thanks!

  • February 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

    A great way to eat cabbage and brown rice! 🙂

  • March 15, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Such a fragrant rice dish – wow loving it!

    • March 15, 2014 at 9:53 am

      yes, it is quite fragrant. thank you!

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