STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS




STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS
This recipe is from my dear friend. We met a few months back and have been very close since then. This stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is from her. We had a get-together last week and she prepared this for us. We cooked a lot of other dishes too like St. Antonio’s dip (I’ll post that recipe soon), Egyptian-style prawns, prawn bajjis, channa masala, vegetable briyani, dhal, baby potato fry, and brownie pudding. My dear friend had prepared these cabbage rolls twice for us since we loved it so much.

This traditional Egyptian recipe does take a lot of time and patience to prepare but the result is simply amazing. You have to try this one to see what I am saying ;)

INGREDIENTS:
1. Cabbage, 1 big head.
2. Regular rice, 2 cups. (Basmati rice does not go well with these rolls).
3. Dill leaves, 1 small bunch.
4. Tomato sauce, 2 small cans.
5. Cilantro, 1 big bunch.
6. Serrano chilies, 2.
7. Salt as per taste.

PROCEDURE:
Wash the cilantro and dill and chop them finely and keep aside. Dice the Serrano chilies finely (the seeds can be removed if you prefer a less-spicy version). Wash the whole head of the cabbage. Heat a big pot with 7-8 cups of water. When the water starts to boil, put the cabbage into the pot and blanch for 5-10 minutes. Remove it from the water and let it cool. Meanwhile, heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the chopped herbs and the chilies and fry everything for a few seconds. Then add 1 can of tomato sauce along with salt and mix well. When the sauce starts to bubble, add 2 cups of rice and keep sautéing the rice until the rice has soaked up all the liquid and turns dry. Switch off the stove and let it cool.

Using tongs, remove the leaves of the cabbage one by one. Take one leaf and place around 1 teaspoon of the rice into the leaf. Start rolling the cabbage from the other end. The rolling should be tight. Arrange the rolls in the pot side by side without stacking them. When all the rolls have been placed in the pot, pour another can of tomato sauce with 2-3 cups of water gently over the rolls and add chopped cilantro over the top. Close the pot and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes until the rice is cooked and serve hot.

30 comments:

Pooja said...

Very new to me..Looks yummy Gita..

Parita said...

Wow wonderful rolls dear..very innovative..loved it..will try this soon :)

Chitra said...

new to me, sounds intresting:)

Jeena said...

This looks so tasty I love stuffed cabbage yum yum!

Prathibha said...

looks interesting...good one lol..

Kalyani said...

looks a new recipe to me .... yummy gita ......

Cham said...

Quiet different and very exotic with cabbage stuffed with rice!

Priya said...

Woww Gita, very new and great cabbage rolls, quite interesting!

Valarmathi said...

Wow that looks wonderful. Looks very yummy.

Vrinda said...

This is something new to me ..Great recipe with cabbage

Smitha said...

The recipe sounds nice. I wilsh the picture was a littl emore clear:(

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks yummy . New and interesting recipe to me:).

Vibaas said...

sounds yummy. never heard of this before.

Varsha Vipins said...

wah..thats a totally new dish Gita..yumyyy..:)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

really new idea////i just loved d presentation.. :)

Shreya said...

this is new to me! Love the rolls, so yummy:-)

Ammu said...

Never heard abt this before. Very creative and innovative. nice entry.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Enjoy with your lovely friend!!
This recipe sounds very unique!
Thanks for sharing!

Priti said...

That's a wonderful recipe....sounds so gud...am really tempted to try

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Gita, this is an amazing recipe... Am book marking it... should be a great treat for my guests!!!

Pavithra said...

I loved this recipe gita ..I too make cabbage rolls but its totally diff.. I will post it. Loved this ways and very new to me ..I have bookmarked this need to try soon..

littletastebuds said...

Sounds interesting!!pic. makes me to drool.Bookmarked.

Parita said...

Hi Gita..have got something for you on my blog..pls do visit dear :)

ARUNA said...

cabbage looks so juicy......new dish to me!!!

Suparna said...

hi Gita,
tha's a great dish with cabbage, looks yummy...creative stuffing :) good job girl!keep going!!
TC

AnuSriram said...

Thats very innovative! Looks perfect and lovely!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Very interesting recipe. Looks so healthy n delish....

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey Gita..this sounds interesting.Cabbage n rolls...wow...great idea!

Usha said...

This sounds very intriguing and yum.......

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