Cabbage Chickpeas Kootu – Cook it in a Jiffy !

Posted on June 29th, 2009

This is a simple kootu recipe. I go for this when I feel bored to prepare an elaborate dish for main course. Dal and bhaji together makes the dish wholesome and nutritious!

Cabbage Chickpeas Kootu

Cabbage Chickpeas Kootu

Cabbage : 500 gms (Shredded into small pieces)
Chickpeas: 200 gms
Coconut (grated): 1/2 cup
Red chilies: 4-5
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Coriander seeds: 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves: few
Mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp
Salt: to taste
Cooking oil: 1 tsp

Preparation Method:

  • Wash and clean cabbage.
  • Add salt and turmeric and cook the same.
  • Cook chickpeas and keep it aside.
  • Grind coconut, cumin seeds and red chilies by adding little water.
  • Heat oil and do seasoning with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add cooked cabbage and the coconut masala.
  • Keep stirring.
  • Add cooked chickpeas.
  • Add salt if required.
  • Cook the kootu till it thickens.


If the kootu is too watery, then mix little water with 2 tsps of rice flour and add it to the kootu to get the thick consistency.

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9 Responses to “Cabbage Chickpeas Kootu – Cook it in a Jiffy !”

  1. Divya Vikram Says:

    Cabbage and chickpeas sound a delectable combo!!


  2. lissie Says:

    recipe sounds tasy! I will surely try it… :)


  3. gururajan Says:



  4. Lubna Karim Says:

    Cabbage and chickpeas….very new combo to me….looks yum…


  5. mahimaa Says:

    i like the addition of chickpeas in kootu.. looks yummy.


  6. parita Says:

    Wow first time i saw a combination of chickpeas and cabbage, looks soo good!


  7. Usha Says:

    I have never tried combining cabbage with chick peas, sounds interesting !


  8. AnuSriram Says:

    Interesting! Looks like a lovely combo!


  9. Gayathri Says:

    My mom used to make the same Kootu but substituted coconut with (soaked and ground) khasa-khasa/ Poppy seeds! :)


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