Cabbage Kootu(Tamil Dish)

  • 1cup – grated cabbage
  • ¼ tsp – turmeric powder
  • ½ cup – grated coconut
  • ½ tsp- pepper powder
  • 1 – green chilli
  • 1- red chilli
  • 1 tsp- cumin
  • 2 tsp - chana dal
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil
For tadka
  • 1tsp – mustard
  • A pinch on asafoetida (hing)
  • Curry leaves
  • In a pan, heat a tsp of oil, Add chana dal and roast it for a few minutes.
  • Add cabbage, salt and pepper, turmeric powder. Sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add little water, cover and cook till chana dal is well cooked and cabbage is tender.
  • Grind together, coconut, cumin, red chilly, green chilly, salt, pepper in to a thick paste.
  • Add this to the cabbage mixture in the pan and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • In a separate pan, add a tsp of oil and heat. Add curry leaves, cumin, hing and mustard seeds. Wait till the mustard seeds start splattering. Pour this over the cabbage kootu.
  • Serve hot with rice .

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