Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cabbage-corn Pulao / Pilaf

This is an easy to make rice dish with Julienne cabbage and corn stir fried along with the whole spices and steamed rice. It is a simple one pot rice dish, perfect for lunch box and enjoyed as a meal. garnish with chopped coriander leaves and lime juice sprinkle over the top. Here, I have used tempering of urad dal.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2


To cook Rice:
  • 1 cup Long grain Rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil
For Pulao:
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Jeera / cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 2 green chili, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup Julienne Onion (cut in long strips)
  • 1 cup Julienne cabbage
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • salt on taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Cilantro 
  • Lime juice to taste

  1. Wash the rice, add salt, turmeric powder, oil and 2 cups of water and cook them.
  2. Spread the cooked rice in a flat plate and let it cool down.
  3. Next heat the oil, add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf, cardamom pods and asafetida. After cumin seeds splutter, add Urad dal and stir fry it till golden brown.
  4. Next add chopped green chili, grated ginger and curry leaves and sauté it for few seconds.
  5. Now add Julienne onion and sauté for few minutes or till transculent.
  6. Add corn and cabbage and again saute for few minutes.
  7. Add Cooled Rice, salt and Mix well and sauté for few seconds.
  8. Garnish with Cilantro and lime juice. Serve hot.

Extra tip: you can also add Julienne capsicum in this rice dish.

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  1. This pulao is looking delicious! Ingredients are sounding even more delicious. With zest of coriander and lime & that tempering is making it even more flavorful.

  2. This is new to me and looks great too :)

  3. This is one favorite rice preparation of mine . Yours looks so yummy Pooja!

  4. sounds like a delicious pulao...

  5. I love pulaos with vegetables and this has a lovely combination of cabbage and corn.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. lovely color to the pulao... yummy ....

  7. wow.. Cabbage rice I prepare, adding corn it would be more delicious:)

  8. Omg, thats a fabulous one pot meal,cabbage and corn works prefect in pulao,loving it.

  9. Lovely yellow color....I love corn in my rice...

  10. I can eat rice everyday which have been doing for so many years yet when I see a dish made with it, I am still tempted. The dish is very pleasing with a wonderful flavor and that vibrant color.

  11. This pulao looks very delicious and flavourful.

    On-going event: What's with my cuppa?

  12. This is one dish I can have everyday, lovely colours and simple presentation... :)

  13. Another wonderful rice .If its one pot meal i am always super excited .Lovely preparation pooja.When you get time visit my space.

  14. wow...looks soo appetizing and inviting!! love the color of the pulao!!


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