Cabbage Dhal Kootu

I had this recipe with recipe and chapatis in most of the hotels and love it much. But i do not know how to cook it and was searching for it. One day when i was reading a book, i saw this recipe and tried out in my kitchen since its very new for me. But unbelievable! this is the dish for which i was longing for. OMG! i got it at last!


Cabbage – ½ cup (chop it to small pieces)
Broken Peeled Green Gram – ¼ cup
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)
Green Chilly – 3 (cut it lengthwise)
Grated Coconut – ¼ cup
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Aniseed – ¼ tsp
Chilly Powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Instructions:

Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds and aniseeds together to a fine paste by adding enough water.

Add peeled green gram and turmeric power in a cooker and let it cook for 4 whistles. Open the cooker and add cabbage and cook for 3 more whistles or until the cabbage and dhal is well cooked and mashed.
Heat oil in a pan and add onions, tomatoes and green chillies and fry it well until the tomatoes are mashed well. Add chilly powder and grinded paste and fry it until the raw smell leaves off. Now add cooked dhal and cabbage and cook it until the gravy thickens well.

Side Dish:
Rice and Chapatis


Sagari said...

kootu looks deleciouss

Sujatha said...

I love this dal koottu. I enjoy this with my sambar rice :) But haven't had it with chapathis. Will give it a shot next time! Looks yummy!

SriLekha said...

thanks sagari! visit often!
thanks sujatha!

Sireesha said...

Cabbage daal looks delicious...Never made this ...Will try now....

notyet100 said...

cabbage dal sounds new, me,..thnks for sharin

SriLekha said...

thanks sireesha
thaks priyanka

Illatharasi said...

I tried this way of kootu with snakegourd... it was delicious:)
Will try this with cabbage too... picture looks nice!

SriLekha said...

thank u iliatharasi

Courtney and Adam said...

Just the receipe I was looking for!

For any other Aussies...'green gram' is another name for green mung beans.

Many thanks!