Imagine life to be just black and white.... uffffff how boring could it be without colors. Colors break the monotony and they bring imense joy. :)
I am gonna freak with colors and celebrate Color Mania in my blog :) isn't it exciting to eat colorful??!!! :)
Color Mania #1: Purple
Did you know: -
- Purple was the color of the first dye made by man. It was called "Mauveine" and was made out of coal tar. The recipe was discovered by William Henry Perkin in 1856.
- In Japan, the color purple signifies wealth and position.
- Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt.
- In Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husband's death.
- Purple was the royal color of the Caesars.
- The purple in the U.S. military Purple Heart award represents courage.
- Purple represents the planet Jupiter.
- Purple is representative of "pride" in Christianity.
- February is the month associated with the color purple and the birthstone for those born is February is amethyst.
- Purple is the color of the highest denomination poker chip = $5,000
So I looooooove purple and was dreaming of food in purple and here goes my purple creation just for you.
Purple cabbage - 1/2
Rice - 1 cup
Green chillies - 4
Onion - 1 large
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
White pepper - for taste (optional)
Salt - for taste
Wash and soak rice in water for a while.
Dice onions into small pieces and split the green chillies.
In a pressure cooker, take few tsps of oil or ghee and add the spices. Fry for a min and then add the ginger garlic paste as well as the diced onions and chillies. Saute for a few minutes.
Dice cabbage roughly and grind in a mixie into a paste by liberally adding water to it.
Now take three cups of the ground cabbage and water mixture and add it to the pressure cooker. Drain the soaked rice and transfer it to the cooker. Close the lid and wait till steam comes.
When it starts to steam, open the lid and add salt. Mix well and close it again. Wait for two whistles.
Bright and vibrant Purple cabbage rice is ready to eat :)
Serve it with onion raitha.
I have used 1:3 ration of rice and water. Adjust this according to the rice variety you use.
Add some white pepper if you love your rice spicy.
Happy making and happy eating :)