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.
Time Taken: 25-30 mins
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
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
- 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 sauté 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.
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