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Feb 8, 2011

Cabbage Kootu / Cabbage Lentils Coconut Curry / Cabbage Dal Curry

  1. Chana dal/split peas 1/4 cup
  2. Moongdal/Yellow lentils 1/2 cup 
  3. Cabbage 1 and 1/2 cup (chopped) 
  4. Onion 1 small size 
  5. Tomato 1 small size
  6. Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  7. Salt     to taste
  8. Cilantro      few finely chopped to garnish
To Wet Grind
  1. Coconut 1/4cup (shredded)
  2. Green chillies 5 no.s 
  3. Garlic flakes 1 no 
  4. Ginger 1 inch 
  5. Cumin seeds 1 tsp 
  6. Pepper corns 1 tsp 
  7. Dalia/Roasted gram dal 1 tbsp
for tempering
  • Mustard seeds  1tsp
  • Dry red chilli     1 no.(broke)
  • Curry leaves      1 twig
  • Cumin seeds      1tsp
  • Hing                  1/4 tsp or more
  • Oil /ghee            2 tsp

  • Grind the ingredients under the heading "To Wet Grind" using little water to a smooth paste n keep aside. 
  • Chop the vegetables and keep ready. 
  • Cook chana dal & moongdal together with 2-3 cups of water using turmeric powder when it is 3/4th done, add vegetables and ground coconut paste. 
  • Mix well add necessary salt and cook covered till the raw smell of the masala goes off. 
  • Now in a small pan heat oil and add all tempering items one by one. 
  • then add the tempering to the kootu/curry . 
  • Cabbage kootu is ready.It goes well with rice, rotis n dosa.

this koottu can be done with chana dal alone or moongdal alone but the combo gives nice taste.
instead of cabbage u can also add, chayote, turnip, radish, bottle gourd and ash gourd or any deisred vegetables.


  1. thanks a lot & best wishes!!

  2. Delicious and comforting kootu.. Seems to be very healthy too..

  3. I tried this and it came out very well.


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