“Welcome to the world of delectable vegetarian cuisine, where we kickstart your culinary journey with a delightful dish – Vegetarian Cabbage Rice. This quick, flavorful, and nutritious recipe brings together aromatic spices, fresh vegetables, and basmati rice to elevate your dining experience effortlessly.”


Cabbage Rice

  • Author: Rettaikili
  • Prep Time: 10minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup basmati rice (soaked in water for 30 minutes and drained)
  • 2 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 23 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped capsicum/bell pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut (optional, for added flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste


Step 1 In a large pot or pressure cooker, heat ghee or oil over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 2 Add the thinly sliced onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.

Step 3 Stir in the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil separates.

Step 4 Add the finely chopped cabbage, green peas, chopped carrots, and chopped capsicum (if using). Mix well and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are partially cooked.

Step 5 Mix in the turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Cook for a couple of minutes, allowing the spices to blend with the vegetables.

Step 6 Add the soaked and drained basmati rice to the pot. Gently mix it with the vegetables and spices.

Step:7 Pour in 2 cups of water and add salt to taste. Stir everything together.

Step 8 Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook the Cabbage Rice on low heat until the rice is fully cooked and all the water is absorbed. If using a pressure cooker, cook for one whistle on medium heat.

Step 9 Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut (if using).

Step:10 Serve hot and enjoy the flavorful and nutritious Cabbage Rice as a standalone meal or with yogurt, raita, or any side dish of your choice.

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