Extremely healthy and delicious Red Rice Cabbage Adai recipe with detailed step-wise pictures! Make this Cabbage Adai recipe for a quick breakfast or dinner.
I am one of those people who loves cabbage. Be it amma's cabbage koora or my MIL's cabbage kootu or my sister's cabbage paratha I love them all. I add it in soups or in salads or in indianised noodles which gives the dish a crunch, making it feel fresh. I am sure one must have noticed, cabbage or aloo curry is a must in South Indian weddings. One of the main reasons for that I feel is the ease with which it can be prepared. Amma often makes cabbage peas curry when there are a large number of guests to handle at home - moreover it forms an awesome combo with drumstick sambar. Many people I know cant stand the vegetable, thanks to its smell. I on the contrary, quite enjoy the process of cooking cabbage. Washing the many layers of it, carefully cutting it vertically and then horizontally to have tiny equal sized squares is such a joy. You can couple it with anything you want and it still tastes good - be it just the stir fried cabbage with tadka or with coconut or with sprouts or with green peas or with carrot - its such a versatile vegetable.
There are a lot of adai recipes but this one is unique. As the name suggests, it uses both Red Rice (Kerala Matta Rice) and Shredded Cabbage and hence the name Red Rice Cabbage Adai 😀 For someone who loves adai as well as cabbage, this turned out to be super yummy and is so easy to prepare. More than anything, adai can be prepared with fresh batter unlike idli/dosa for which you need to wait atleast 8hrs before the batter is fermented good. I modified this recipe to suite our taste buds and it was loved by everyone at home. Cabbage can be substituted with carrot and red rice for normal white rice. I made this recipe over 5 years ago for the first time and have since made it many times. I finally took some time out to update the pictures and recipe to include more details today.
How to make Red Rice Cabbage Adai | Cabbage Adai Recipe
Red Rice Cabbage Adai
- Cast Iron Dosa Tawa
1 cup = 250ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, 1 teaspoon = 5ml
- 2 cups Red Rice Kerala Matta Rice
- 2 cups Finely Chopped Cabbage
- ¼ cup Urad Dal
- ¼ cup Chana Dal
- 2 Dried Red Chillies
- 4-5 Garlic Cloves
- ½ cup Finely Chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves
- ½ teaspoon Asafoetida
- Salt as needed
- Water as needed
- Coconut Oil as needed
- Soak red rice, urad dal, chana dal & dried red chillies for 8 hours or overnight.
- Add garlic cloves and grind into a not so smooth batter.
- Mix in finely chopped cabbage. Add fresh coriander leaves.
- Next add salt as needed along with asafoetida. Mix well. The batter should be thicker than regular dosa batter.
- Heat the cast iron dosa tawa and set it on low flame. Pour a ladle of the adai batter and gently spread into a thick circle. Drizzle coconut oil around the edges. Cook until the bottom is golden brown.
- Flip it over and cook on the other side.
- Serve hot with coconut chutney and spicy onion chutney.
Detailed Recipe to make Red Rice Cabbage Adai | Red Rice Adai | Cabbage Adai
Wash and soak red rice, urad dal and chana dal along with red chillies for atleast 8hrs.
Adding little amounts of water and garlic pods, grind it into a coarse paste.
Add finely chopped cabbage and coriander.
Mix salt and asafoetida. The batter should be of idli batter consistency. There is no need to leave the batter to ferment and the batter stays good in fridge for about three days.
Pour a ladle of the mixed adai batter on a heated dosa tawa/flat pan and spread it to circle of 2mm thickness . Drizzle coconut oil around. Cover it with a lid and cook on low-medium flame until the bottom is golden.
After a minute, turn it over and cook on the other side. Adai should be golden brown on both sides.
Serve hot with coconut chutney and spicy onion chutney.
- You can use regular sona masoori rice or parboiled rice too.
- Apart from cabbage, grated carrots can also be used.
- The batter stays for over 3 days in fridge.
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Never used red rice, GB! Will buy and give it a try")
I used the Kerala Red Rice Pop 🙂 I personally like it better than the white rice much to the irritation of my dad 😀