Spicy Cabbage Risotto
Enjoy some cabbage risotto made with green peas, onions & garlic, sauteed to perfection in a blend of aromatic spice mix. One-pot!
I love cabbage and it is one super vegetable that is very healing to the tummy. This recipe can be made either as cabbage pulao or cabbage risotto. If you keep adding little bit of water frequently and let the rice boil till it completely softens, then this recipe is a perfect example of what we would call a spicy cabbage risotto!
Also, I made a good amount but if you need to make less, then just take out an onion and reduce the rice quantity.
1. Organic medium cabbage - 1
2. Organic green peas
3. Organic yellow onions - 4 to 5 small
4. Garlic- 1 garlic
5. Organic Basmati rice (or any of your choice) - 6 oz
Spices and oils -
1. Organic mustard oil
2. Organic Turmeric - 1 heaping tablespoon
3. Organic Himalayan sea salt - per taste
4. Organic Red Chili Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon first if you don't know or not spice lover - adjust later.
5. Cumin Powder - 1 Teaspoon
6. Coriander - 1 Teaspoon
7. Garam masala - 1.5 Teaspoon
8. Organic Cumin seeds - 3 whole tablespoons!!
9. Asafoetida - Pinch's worth
10.Bombay Biryani Powder - 1 Tablespoon
11. Dried Fenugreek Leaves - 1 Tablespoon
NOTE: If you don't have garam masala spice, just omit.
Top It With -
1. Organic Cilantro - 1 whole bunch
2. Fresh lemon juice
3. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar - 4 Tablespoons
Simple steps -
Watch the video for step-by-step recipe.
For those with SUGAR issues:-
If you have sugar issues, you can still enjoy this recipe with 4 very simple, easy options!
1. REDUCE the quantity of rice and add some quinoa. So, you can do, say, 30% rice to 70% quinoa.
2. OR, you can eliminate rice completely - make the recipe as is, and mix in quinoa instead of rice.
3. And remember, to add some Ceylon cinnamon to your food when cooking AND when ready to eat.
4. Add some bay leaves powder for even more powerful blood sugar balance! Happy Cooking!
Compost - Plz. compost (your FREE organic fertilizer) OR if you live in apartments/condos, then just throw the ends between tall grass or bushes. Earth will be SO happy and will thank you for the extra nutrients. Plus, let's stop using plastic bags for such ridiculous reasons!
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AMAZING dish! I made this for Mother's Day because I wanted a really special taste experience and this dish not only lived up to my expectations, but surpassed them.
Oh dear Joanne! How much time and energy you give to spread hope and kindness!!! Thanks for your comment here and on youtube. I am SO happy that you made this recipe right away and gave it a try on this special day. Thank you for this lovely comment - it gives me hope that people are trying my recipes and loving them! -Somyata.
Nancy Milligan Fain
Can I substitute fenugreek seeds for the leaves?
Hi Nancy - Fenugreek seeds are slightly bitter and they are used at the beginning of the cooking process, as in, when the oil is added and other seeds or whole spices are being added and sauteed. The taste of fenugreek seeds is different than the dried fenugreek leaves. So, I would say NO - do not use them in place of dried fenugreek leaves. To know which one I buy in case you are interested, refer to the article that was sent last week in newsletter - All About Spices & Seeds in Indian Cooking.
I made this last night. Wow, so good. I substituted been leaves for the fenugreek, used purple cabbage, and had to use coconut oil instead of mustard oil. So now mustard oil and fenugreek leaves go on the shopping list! Oh, and since I have sugar issues, I used quinoa instead of rice, and added cinnamon and bay leaf powder. The result was so good, my husband had some!! Thank you!
OMG! Thanks for the feedback. This makes me so happy that you liked the recipe and it lived up to your expectations. Oh yes! next time, do try it with some dried fenugreek leaves and mustard oil - you will be amazed!! It will be like....from omg! to OH-MY-GOD!!!!!! Hahaha! Have a great weekend! -Somyata.
I have them all on my shopping list, and CANNOT WAIT to do this one again with everything right! (Plus the sugar-balancing parts repeated). YES!!
Oh! That is great! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. You can just click on the links in the article like All About Indian Spices one...Or, see under 'Spices & Oils' in this post and if you put arrow on the item, it will click and take you to amazon. This is how amazon identifies my unique links. So, that is it! You don't have to do anything else besides clicking on the links on my posts and adding to cart and buying them. Some items maybe out of stock but that is just how amazon works. Like I say, every penny counts!
Just as predicted, mustard oil and fenugreek leaves were both currently unavailable. But I’ll keep trying. Your fans must have bought them out!
LOL. I just emailed you. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and caring nature - most people are not like you. But, I emailed you some other option of just getting the items from Indian store..:) Get it and start enjoying it. You will love these two items - they are what gives the true ethnic taste of India to Indian recipes, not to mention their health benefits. Mustard oil is THE oil of India, since time immemorial. I love it and I hope you will like it too..:) Can't wait for you to try it. -Somyata.
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