Anu's Kitchen Kootu

Cabbage Kootu

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 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.

Brinjal Kootu:

Brinjal kootu
Brinjal kootu

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13 replies on “Cabbage Kootu”

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

Came out pretty good!
Looking to try your other recipes. Phonni sambar next in line.
And thanks for the delicous blog.

Thank you very much for the positive feedback! Glad you liked the recipe. Do try out ponni sambar and let me know.. 🙂

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