Cabbage Kootu

Posted on January 4th, 2012

Hope everyone had wonderful holidays! Ours was great too :)   Last year I had promised myself to blog actively, try new recipes and post them here asap. I hope I did justice to my resolution, at least to some extent.. :) Have lots of plans for this year too. Wish my dream of blogging about all our traditional Thanjavore Maharastrian recipes comes true! Wish me gud luck friends!

I made Cabbage (muttaikose) kootu with chana dal. There are lots of ways to prepare cabbage kootu. You can use chana dal or moong dal or even chickpeas too. I have already posted Cabbage kootu recipe with chickpeas (garbanzo/kondakadalai). This time I tried it with chana dal (Kadalai paruppu/ Bengal gram)

In this recipe, even though we pressure cook chana dal for 2 whistles, it would still be crunchy. If you want you can mash it before adding in the recipe. But I would prefer not to mash it.

Cabbage Kootu

Cabbage Kootu

Time Taken: 25-30 mins
Serves: 2-3


Cabbage: 1/4 – 1/2 kg
Chana dal(Bengal gram/Kadalai paruppu): 1/2 cup (= 120 gms approx)
Onion: 1 (Chopped finely)
Tomatoes: 1-2 (Chopped finely)
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste

For Seasoning:
Cooking oil: 3-4 tsps
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Green chillies: 2-3 (Can use red chillies too)
Ginger & Garlic: 1 tsp (minced, can use paste too)
Curry leaves: few

Cabbage Kootu Recipe

Cabbage Kootu Recipe

Preparation Method:

  • Wash and clean dal.
  • Chop cabbage into small pieces.
  • Add little turmeric powder and pressure cook dal and cabbage for 2 whistles (if dal takes time to cook allow 3 whistles)
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and do seasoning with mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder, ginger & garlic.
  • When mustard spatters, add onions and saut√© till transparent.
  • Toss tomatoes and fry till soft.
  • Add chilli powder and salt and cook for few minutes.
  • Add cooked dal and cabbage and mix thoroughly.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency (it shouldn’t be too thick)
  • Sim the stove and allow kootu to cook for 4-5 mins.
  • Remove from stove top and serve with rice/chappathi.

Hope you liked Cabbage (Muttaikose) Kootu recipe. Have you thought of making kootu with brinjal (egg plant/kathirikai) ? Here is my brinjal kootu recipe. Click on the image to read more about it.

Brinjal Kootu:

Brinjal kootu

Brinjal kootu

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5 Responses to “Cabbage Kootu”

  1. Mohan V Says:

    Thanks. Was looking for something like what my mom makes. Seems like a palkar recipe. Will let you know how it turns out.


  2. Mohan V Says:

    Came out well. Will try Phonni Sambar next!
    Thank you for the delicious blog.


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