Cabbage rice recipe | How to make kosu rice bath | Elekosu bath | Cabbage ricebath

By Latha on April 2nd, 2018

cabbage rice recipe

Cabbage rice or kosu ricebath recipe explained with step by step pictures. This Karnataka style cabbage rice or cabbage bath is a very tasty rice recipe prepared using cabbage, tamarind, jaggery, coconut and masala powder. Fresh ground spice powder or masala powder is used in this cabbage rice recipe, which is very similar to vangibath powder or palyada pudi. So if you have vangibath powder at home, then preparing this cabbage rice is very easy.

In Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru-Mysuru region, vangibath powder is familiar by name "palyada pudi" or "bathina pudi". Palyada pudi translates to curry or stir fry powder and bathina pudi translates to rice bath powder in Kannada language.

Cabbage is a low calorie, fiber-rich, modified-leafy vegetable. It is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Cabbage can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, or roasted. I have posted two more tasty cabbage recipes on this website like kosu palya or cabbage stir fry, cabbage vade and cabbage dose or dosa recipes.

If you are looking for more Karnataka style ricebath recipes, then do check my easy bisi bele bath, veg pulav, tomato bath, lemon rice, ghee rice, pongal, gorikayi rice bath, vangi bath, puliyogare and pudina pulao recipes.

Or if you are looking for more Karnataka style breakfast recipes then do visit our breakfast section.

Cabbage rice recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup rice (I used sona masuri)
  2. 2 cups finely chopped cabbage or elekosu
  3. 4 tbsp cooking oil
  4. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  5. 1 tsp urad dal
  6. 1 tsp bengal gram dal or chana dal
  7. 7 - 8 cashews
  8. 4 - 5 curry leaves
  9. 1/2 gooseberry sized tamarind
  10. 1 gooseberry sized jaggery
  11. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  12. 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  13. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for masala powder:

  1. 2 - 4 red chilies (medium spiced)
  2. 2 tsp urad dal
  3. 2 tsp bengal gram dal or chana dal
  4. 4 tsp coriander seeds
  5. 1/2 finger length cinnamon or chakke
  6. 5 - 6 cloves or lavanga
  7. 1/4 tsp poppy seeds
  8. 2 - 4 tbsp dessicated or dry coconut

Instructions for making cabbage rice or cabbage bath:

  1. Cook the rice and keep it aside. Please note the rice should not be over cooked for cabbage ricebath.
  2. Rinse and finely chop the cabbage.chopped cabbage for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  3. Heat a pan and add in 2 - 4 red chilies, 4 tsp coriander seeds, 2 tsp urad dal ad 2 tsp gram dal (chana dal) for dry roasting.dry roast the spices for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  4. Roast until dal turns light brown under medium flame. Then add cinnamon, cloves and poppy seeds. Roast it for a while and switch off the stove.dry roast the spices for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  5. Once they are cool, transfer them into a dry mixie jar and grind until fine powder.dry roasted spices for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  6. At the end add in dry or dessicated coconut and grind it again. You can use fresh grated coconut if you do not have dry coconut.coconut for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  7. Now take 4 tbsp of oil in a big wide frying pan and heat it. Add in mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal.tempering for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  8. When mustard seed splutters add in cashews and curry leaves. If you want to use onion, add the finely chopped onion now.cashews and curry leaves for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  9. Add in turmeric powder and asafoetida.turmeric and asafoetida for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  10. Next add in chopped cabbage and fry for 2 minutes.chopped cabbage for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  11. Add in jaggery and tamarind juice.jaggery and tamarind for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  12. Also add in salt. Close the lid and start cooking under low flame.salt for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  13. Stir in between and cook the cabbage until soft by adding required water.cooked cabbage for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  14. Once done, add in ground masala powder and mix well. (If you are using vangibath powder, add in vangibath powder and little coconut.)masala powder for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  15. Mix everything well and switch off the stove.gojju for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  16. Add in cooked rice.cooked rice for cabbage rice or kosu ricebath
  17. Mix well carefully. Take care not to make the rice mushy. Serve hot and enjoy.mixing cabbage rice or kosu ricebath

Dear reader, We have a brief Kannada description of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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