Cabbage Rice Recipe (Indian Cabbage Pulao)
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Cabbage Rice Recipe (Indian Cabbage Pulao)

This cabbage rice is a simple, satisfying dish packed with Indian flavors. This cabbage pulao is easy to make and requires only 15 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 431kcal
Author Kanan


  • 3 cups Cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Peanuts
  • 2 Dried red chilies
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • teaspoon Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 ½ cups Cabbage thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons Desiccated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon juice or Lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped


  • Use the leftover rice or cook the basmati rice beforehand and let the rice cool down before using in the recipe.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds. As soon as they start to crackle, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Then add peanuts, dried red chilies, and curry leaves. Saute till peanuts are light golden in color.
  • Add turmeric powder and hing.
  • Immediately add cabbage, bell pepper, and salt, mix well. Cover and cook till veggies are soft and tender.
  • Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and desiccated coconut. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Add cooked rice and mix really well. Cook for 2 minutes or till the rice gets heated through.
  • Lastly, add lemon juice and cilantro, stir and serve.


  • Instead of bell pepper, you can add other veggies like green peas, julienned carrots.
  • Or skip the addition of other veggies and use cabbage only.


Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7.4g | Fat: 31.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 7.2g | Sugar: 4.6g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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