Monday, May 24, 2010

Color Mania #1: Purple Cabbage Rice

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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??!!! :)

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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
And you know, my first BSA Lady bird cycle was purple in color :) :) :)

So I looooooove purple and was dreaming of food in purple and here goes my purple creation just for you.

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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

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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.

Purple cabbage rice


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 :)

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Written by: Nithya
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Nitha said...

Looks wonderful.. shall be back to see other colours too..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the colour of the rice.....Nice creation

PranisKitchen said...

wow what a delicious rice and like to say so wonderfulllllllllllll to know more about the color purple...nice post..waiting to see other post about the colors..good one

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful rice...havent tasted purple cabbage yet...urs look tempting.Nice facts abt purple!

Kairali sisters said...

Nice work Nits..Waiting for other colorful creations..

Kairali sisters

Anncoo said...

Love the colour...and purple is my favorite colour.

Suja Sugathan said...

Colorful rice..very creative...eagerly waiting for more colorful and yummy dishes.

Madhuri said...

Love the color theme... Awesome shots. Happy coloring ;)

Aps said...

Awesome click niths..
Nd M purple fav... i have shades of purple...
waiting for more colours :)

Jay said...

Wow...Yummy click..!
Loved your neat n cute presentation da.

Anu said...

Wow colorful rice and beautiful presentation..

SS said...

Wonderful :) Wow

Leena said...

Eye pleasing presentation!very unique recipe...

PS said...

I always have a look at the purple cabbage when i go for grocery shopping, but never dared to buy one since i did not have a good recipe. your rice seems very inviting and sure should have tasted delicious. will try it soon..

Deepti said...

I also got purple cabbage last i m thinking to give ur recipe a try.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Nithya, wonderful idea. What a presentation. Simply beautiful !!! Loved this post a lot.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks colourful!!

Mriganayani said...

My first atlas cycle was probably red and silver! LOL!

Love the purple cabbage rice - good theme! Let me guess what's coming up next? Pink pakodas or blue bhaji or green golgappas! Keep the creativity flowing!

divya said...

Colorful rice..very creative...eagerly waiting for more colorful and yummy dishes.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow great information about Purple color. Even I did not know about this fact of purple colour. Haven't tried purple cabbage yet. but your's making me tempted. Wonderful presentation as usual. Great Nithya!!!

Hamaree Rasoi

Sush said...

great info on purple color. Neat presentation. Waiting for other colors too :)

Parita said...

Thats gorgeous looking rice, i too love purple color a lot but my favorite is light blue :)

Anuradha said...

Wonderful clicks... Nice pleasant color...


Beautiful clicks! Awesome recipe!

Suma Rowjee said...

So colorful!! Beautiful pics!!

Priya said...

Gorgeous and catchy rice..

Chaitra said...

Wonderful blog nits......Lovely photographs n healthy purple rice......
Drop in sometime....

DEESHA said...

I once made purple cabbage rice with chickpeas & I just loved it .. looks beautiful

Mohammed said...

woooowww....I loved it!!nice pic buddy jaan....and nice recipe too....that reminds me, i never had purple cabbage ever in my life!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks so good and yummy:)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very colorful post and rice Nithya...even my ladybird was purple :)

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...உங்களுடைய அடுத்த பதிவுகளை color maniaவில் பார்க்க ஆசையாக இருக்கின்றது,,,

Yummy Team said...

Brilliant pics, Nithya..Cabbage rice looks wonderful..

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! Beautiful Pics!Love the recipe and color!My Fav!

Anonymous said...

wat a way to celebrate life and colours. simply beautiful

Priya said...

nithya is getting ready with variety of variety rices to pack her hubby's lunch box..haahaa..awesome darling..

nirupamasundar said...

Endha mathiri innovativeaa yaaraleyum panna mudiyathu paa. your presentation is stupendous, every item perfectly fits into the crockery, as if they are made for each other. All the best

AvanthiRao said...

colorful and lovely :)

Rekha said...

wow, amazing color, loved the presentation

Aparna said...

woowww..awesome awesome..gud 2 knw abt purple..:) said...

Waht am amazing colour this dish has produced.Looks superb awesome clicks and presentation.

Pavithra said...

Ha ha nice color mania theme.. looks good nithu..

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