Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cabbage Kootu

This is a very healthy version of cabbage kootu as I do not use any coconut and very little oil for the tempering. Its a yummy dish of its own to be had with hot steaming rice and a simple way of making the boring cabbage exciting. Again, I don't have a picture yet but will try to click one soon. The proportions here make a big potful.

  1. Cabbage - 1 small or 3/4th medium sized
  2. Moong dal - 2 cups
  3. Curry Leaves - 8
  4. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Red chillies - 3
  6. Oil - 1tbsp
  7. Salt

For the masala:
  1. Chana dal - 3 tbsp
  2. Black pepper - 3 tbsp
  3. Red chillies - 8
  4. Urad Dal - 3 tbsp
  5. Grated coconut - 1 tbsp


  1. Heat the oil and temper the mustard seeds
  2. Add roughly chopped cabbage and saute for 10 mins
  3. Add the moong dal and roast for 10 mins
  4. Add enough water to soak the moong dal and cabbage, salt to taste and let it cook until soft.
  5. Dry roast all the ingredients for the masala until the aroma comes out and grind in a mixer to a fine powder.
  6. Once the cabbage and dal is cooked, turn off the heat and add enough masala to make it spicy and stir it in. Enjoy hot with rice:)


Asha said...

I will be making this Kootu, Smitha, will post next week. Masala sounds good to me, do post a photo next time you make this! :))

Asha said...

Posted this dish at FH Smitha, check it out. Thanks for the recipe! :))