Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cabbage Kootu

  • 2 cups Cabbage chopped
  • 1/2 cups Toor dal
  • 2 tbsp Coconut shredded
  • 6 Dry red chillies
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

  1. Wash the toor dal and put it in the pressure cooker add enough water for the toor dal to cook.
  2. Add chopped cabbage in it and close the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Leave untouched until the steam is released.
  4. Grind coconut, dry red chillies, coriander seeds and cumin seeds to a fine powder.
  5. Now heat a kadai or wok, add oil, when hot add mustard.
  6. When the mustards splutter add asafoetida and curry leaves, saute them.
  7. Add the cooked dal and cabbage. Mix well.
  8. Add salt and the grounded paste and adjust the water.
  9. Cook for 5mins in low flame.
  10. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
  11. Serve with rice and papad

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