Pulaos are famous north indian rice dishes. Muttaicose is one of our fav Vegetables. At any time they will be available at my fridge. I got this recipe from my Mother-in law,tried for a small party and it was a super hit. A mild rice with any gravy of veg or non-veg would be a best combination for this. My rice was mashed up a little bit coz of excess water added while cooking.

Cabbage Pulav / Muttaicose Pulao

Cabbage Pulao / Muttaikose Pulav
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Serves: 2
  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Cabbage - 2 cups
  • Oil - 5 tsp
  • Onion - 1 no
  • Cinnamon - 2 no
  • Cloves - 1 no
  • Garlic - 4 nos
  • Green Chili - 5nos
  • Turmeric - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coconut Milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 2¼ cups
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Lemon - ½ no
  1. Soak basmati rice for 10 min. If it's soaked more than 10 minutes reduce water added for cooking else rice wouldn't be separated.
  2. Extract 1 cup of coconut milk from ½ cup of coconut.
  3. Slice cabbage into very thin length wise piece.
  4. Chop Green Chili in to very fine pieces.
  5. Chop onion length wise.
  6. Chop garlic to fine pieces.
  1. In a pressure cooker add oil, cinnamon, garlic, cloves, rice, grama masala, salt - little, turmeric one by one. Fry this till moisture from rice is evaporated. Add the coconut milk, water 2¼ cups and pressure cook. After rice is cooked, add ghee and stir with big fork to get nice separated grains.
  2. In an another pan, heat ghee. When hot add onion,green chili, salt and fry till onion is translucent. Add cabbage (Keep half hand full uncooked separately to add it at the end) and fry till it is half cooked. Add this to the cooked rice, squeeze the lemon and stir gently to mix well.
  3. Sprinkle the uncooked cabbage on top of the mixed rice and close the lid. This gives nice crunchy taste.

(*) Serve with Raitha.Recipe from my Mother-in law.