My daughter has started wearing braces, the first couple of days, she had to eat something soft. I had to make something that was easy for her to eat and at the same time nutritious too. This Cabbage Pongal is made with rice, split moong dal with skin and cabbage, rich in fiber, protein and other nutrients. An healthy one pot meal, very easy to make, yet very tasty one..
Need To Have
- Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
- Split Moong Dal/Green Gram With Skin - 1/4 cup
- Shredded Cabbage - 2 cups
- Cashew Pieces - 1 tablespoon
- Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
- Black Peppercorns - 1 teaspoon
- Curry Leaves - 10 - 15
- Grated Coconut - 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Salt - to taste
Pressure cook the rice along with the split green gram, cabbage and turmeric powder. Coarsely powder the cumin seeds and black pepper.
Heat some oil, add the cashew pieces, saute till it turns golden, then add the powder, curry leaves, saute for a minute.
Finally add the grated coconut and mix it for a minute. Add this to the cooked rice mixture, mix it well and serve it warm.
The time taken to cook raw rice, green gram and cabbage is about 8 to 10 minutes.
Can do the same with moong dal without the skin, but it's more nutritious with the skin.
Cook the rice mixture with three times water.
Can also add a tablespoon of grated ginger while sauteing, gives nice flavor, I forgot it.