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Cabbage Pulao
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Cabbage Pulao

Cabbage Pulao is an easy one-pot meal that can be prepared in just 30 mins. It goes well with any spicy pickle and Raita.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Oil/ Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1-inch piece
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Cashew nuts – 6-8
  • Onion – 1 big
  • Green Chilli – 2
  • Capsicum – ½ cup chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves +Mint leaves – ½ cup tightly packed
  • Cabbage – 1 cup chopped
  • Green Peas – ½ cup
  • Salt as needed
  • Lemon – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups


  • Heat a pan with oil once hot add in the Fennel seeds, Bay leaves, Cinnamon Stick, Cardamom. Once they give a nice aroma add in the cashew nuts and green chili. Next, add in the onions and saute till glossy. Then add in the capsicum.
  • Next, add in the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell leaves. Now add in the mint and coriander leaves once they shrink add in the chopped cabbage and fresh green peas.
  • Cook for 2 mins and then add in the soaked basmati rice. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Now add in the required water and mix well. Add in the salt and Curd and mix well. If cooking in an open pot cook in a medium-high flame for 10 -15 mins until the water is fully evaporated otherwise cook in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle and switch off the flame. Wait till the pressure is fully gone and then open the cooker. Carefully fluff the rice.


Makes a yummy lunch box option. Serve with any spicy fry or chips.
Soak the Basmati Rice in Water for 30 mins before cooking.
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