Today’s post is going to be a very healthy and vegan side dish recipe, Cabbage Kootu..!! This comforting dish is made with cabbage and lentils and is very popular in South India. I used to prepare this kootu frequently as its one of my… favorite, also its very simple to prepare and tastes yummy with sambar, rasam or any spicy curry. Bring a dash of excitement to your usual meal with this nutritious recipe..!
Chana dal / gram dal / kadalai paruppu – ½ cup
Cabbage sliced - 2 to 3 cups
Oil - 2 tsp
Onion - 1
Red chilly -1
Turmeric pwd - ¼ tsp
Red chilly pwd - ¼ tsp
Cumin pwd - ¼ tsp
Coriander pwd - ¼ tsp
Fresh coconut shreds - 2 tbsp
Cilantro leaves to garnish
Salt to taste
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Wash and soak chana dal in water for 5 mins.
Pressure cook with enough water till it is soft.(take care not to overcook the dal, as it turns mushy)
Retain the cooked dal water to add to kootu later.
Wash the grate the cabbage to fine shreds.
Heat oil in a frypan.
Now add sliced onions,curry leaves and fry till they are transculent.
Add the shredded cabbage, little salt and stir well.
Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd and cumin pwd.
Sprinkle few tsps of water and cook covered in low flame.
Add the cooked chana dal along with water and mix well.
Check the salt and adjust accordingly
Add coconut shreds and saute.
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a small pan.
Add mustard seeds, when they crack, add cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves, red chilly and hing.
Saute for less than a minute.
Add the seasonings to the kootu and combine.
Healthy Cabbage / Gosu Kootu is ready..!
Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve it warm.
It makes a yummy combo as a side with vathalkuzhambu or any spicy curry.