Cabbage and Peas Pulao

Cooking veggies along with rice is a great way to feed picky eaters. One such dish is Cabbage peas pulao. Chop cabbage into very small pieces or just grate them very thin and use to this below recipe. Its only me who likes cabbage in my home, Hubby dear eats it, as I mostly pack it for his lunch box and  there is no other option left for him than just finishing it. Kids don't even touch the curry 😌. So one day I tried this dish telling them its a peas pulao, for some extent my son had it but my daughter nahhhh.  But for cabbage lovers this is a simple and great 1 pot dish if you want to make something  real quick.

Cabbage and peas pulao goes to day  6 of Blogging Marathon 99 under the theme " Biryani / Pulao / Kichidi festival ".


Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cup
Shredded cabbage 1 cup
Frozen or Fresh peas 3/4 cup
Onion 1 medium sliced
Slit green chilies 2
Ginger garlic paste 1 spoon
Cinnamon stick 1
Cloves 3
Cardamom 2
Bay leaf 1
Star anise 1
Garam masala 1 spoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves 1/4 cup
Chopped fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup
Oil 3 tbsp
Ghee / butter 1 tbsp


In a presser cooker heat oil and add all whole garam masala's.
Saute for few seconds and add sliced onions and slit green chilies.
Saute till onions turn golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder.
Now add shredded  cabbage and salt to taste.
Cover and cook on medium flame for 3 -4 minutes.
Now add frozen peas, garam masala, cilantro and mint leaves.
Saute for a minute and add washed basmathi rice with out water.
Fry the rice for 4-5 minutes and add 3 cups water and mix.
Adjust salt of required.
At this point of time add ghee or butter and give it a stir.
Cook till water comes to boil.
Once water is boiling close with lid and whistle.
Switch off the flame after 2 whistles.
Wait till the presser is released completely.
Serve hot with raita and any gravy curry.

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vaishali sabnani said...

Cabbage and peas make a great combination . I love this veggie , but I have yet to try with rice . I have a Biryani recipe which calls for deep fried cabbage and it tastes awesome . Let me give this pulao a trial it sounds just my types .

Suma Gandlur said...

My daughter is the opposite. She can eat any vegetable as long as I present it in form of a curry and dal and serve it with rice. No rice dishes for her.
I love cabbage toovand loving this pulao with the addition of peas. Looks very inviting.

Kalyani said...

we make soith indian cabbage rice very often with peas too ! this pulao looks very deliciuos...

Sharmila Kingsly said...

Beautiful presentation.. Yummy pulao with cabbage and green peas!!

Srividhya said...

oh no, so you daughter figured out the taste of cabbage huh? I hope you can sneak it in other ways. Between this is an amazing pulao with cabbage.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This is a great way of sneaking in veggies for kids. But still kids are so sensitive and they tend to find it out, right? With green peas and cabbage the pulao looks so yum.

Srivalli said...

Interesting way to use cabbage. Kids are smart and would figure it out very quickly. Nice presentation.

Harini R said...

My kids don't eat cabbage in sabjis. But if I sneak it in fried rice or some such they won't even complain. Beautiful presentation.

Sowmya :) said...

The struggle to get kids to eat different vegetables is eternal. This cabbage and peas pulao looks lovely. I am going to try this on my daughter too.

CookwithRenu said...

I am so tempted to try cabbage in a pulao after reading your post. We here get a big size cabbage and I struggle to finish and even feed to the kids. Your pulao is too tempting to try.

Pavani said...

The cabbage and peas make a delicious combination. Beautifully presented!

Swati said...

I like cabbage and peas subzi and the same story at my place kids do not eat it.. Will like to try in rice, though I add some cabbage in fried rice. Your platter looks so inviting.