Sunday, June 26, 2016

CABBAGE BIRYANI - A COMFORT ONE POT MEAL

DH was not at home for a weekend and refrigerator was stocked with only very few veggies.  So thought to manage with the available ones and that is how this recipe came to birth, but never imaged it would be tasting awesome.



Ingredients:
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Cabbage - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato -1
Green peas - 1 cup (Optional)
Butter beans - 1 cup (Optional)
Curd - 1 tsp
Soya chunks - 2 cups
Chill powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Water - 1.5 cups
Ghee -  2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

To grind:
Garlic pods - 4
Green chillies - 4
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Sauf/sombu - very few 

To temper:
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1/2"
Clove - 4 

Preparation:
1.  Wash and soak basmati rice for 10 minutes.
2.  Boil water in a vessel with little salt for 5 minutes and soak the soya chunks in it.  Squeeze the water from soya chunks and fry it in little oil.
3. Grind the items given in "To grind" section to smooth paste.
4.  Heat oil in pressure cooker and add bay leaf, cinnamon stick and clove.  Add onions , tomatoes, coriander leaves, green peas, shredded cabbage and butter beans and saute for few minutes.  Pour in the ground smooth paste, add salt and chilly powder to it and mix well.  Add a tsp of curd to the mixture.
5.    Add 1.5 cups of water and let it come to boiling stage, add the fried soya chunks and soaked basmati rice filtering the water. Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle. 

 6. Open the cooker , fluff the rice and serve.  Delicious cabbage rice is ready to be served.

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