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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cabbage Kootu

This is very easy to cook and tasty and can be served as a side or main dish either with rice or roti.


3 cups chopped cabbage
1/4 cup split moong Dal (pesarapappu)
pinch of turmeric powder

For Paste

3 Tbsp grated coconut
2 to 3 green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

For tempering

1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp split black gram (urad dal)
2 dry red chillies
few curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida
1) Make a paste of coconut, greenchillit and cumin seeds by adding little water and keep aside

2) Pressure cook cabbage and moong Dal in 2 cups of water so that they are just cooked and not over cooked.

3) add the coconut paste and salt to the cooked cabbage and cook on low medium heat for about 10 mins until it becomes thick gravy and not too watery.

4) In a pan heat 1 tsp oil, splutter mustard seeds, add asafoetida, curry leaves, dry red chillies and fry for few seconds and add this tempering to the mixture and mix well.

Server hot with steamed rice or Roti

This can be made with various vegetables like Bottle gourd (Sorakaya), Squash and Ridge gourd

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