Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cabbage Kootu

Finally I am able to post this recipe after so many procrastinations. Looking back on my recent posts, looks like I haven't been able to keep up the pace of one post daily regime! Well I guess everybody needs sometime off to just do nothing on some front too. I was even trilled that few readers asked me why no recipe after just 3 days. That touched me a lot. Thanks for taking care to drop in and check on my blog. It makes a real difference. I suddenly felt I have nothing to blog on, though I still have many recipes pictured but not posted yet. I guess everybody goes through this phase. Well whatever it is hope the bug passes off fast!

Coming back to Cabbage Kootu, though I am not a great fan of Cabbage, this is one dish that I love eating. But of course it has to be prepared by Amma. I don't like my version too. Still the other day when I found cabbage to be lying around with a dejected look, couldn't think of any other form to consume but this and also its been real long time since I had this Cabbage kootu. Amma makes a yummy cabbage vada but I thought too much oil is not really so good even if I am all for it. Moreover as vada you don't get to cook all of the cabbage! So it was Kootu I thought.

This is a simple dish which goes very well with chapattis, but the beauty of this is, you won't feel the cabbage!

Ingredients Needed:

Cabbage - 250 gms
Yellow Moong Dal - 50 gms (More if you want)
Tomatos - 2 small
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Seasoning

Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Onions - 1 medium

Garnishing
Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Method to prepare:

Chop Cabbage to fine pieces. Wash the dal and in a cooker add the dal along with Cabbage, all the dry powders, chopped tomatoes, salt. Put it on 2 whistles or till cooked.

Heat a pan with oil. Sputter mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Then fry onions along with Curry leaves.

Add water if you want the dal to be more thin else little water is enough. Let it boil. Then finally garnish with fresh coconut.

Serve it with chappatis or rice.

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17 comments :

Nags said...

nice to hear about ur meet :) thank you so much for the encouraging comment on my bread post :)

i have posted the cook book round up right here. posted it on oct 2nd, since it was gandhi jayanthi and an off. here is the link:

http://cookingandme.blogspot.com/2007/10/show-me-your-cook-books-event-round-up.html

Latha Narasimhan said...

Even a simple dish you post is so appealing to me!:))Liked the colour of your kootu!:))

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks Nice Srivalli..! I wil add channa dal in this..instead of moong dal..Thanx for the recipe:))

Timepass said...

Cabbage kootu ranks among our fav dishes at home..looks yummy

Siri said...

Glad u are back to regular blogging again Srivalli..:D... I love cabbage for some reasone.. I just love the smell of it.. I know most of u will not agree with me..:D... Delicious kootu dear..:)

Asha said...

Love the Kootu recipe. Look great Sri!:))

Padma said...

Hey Sri, even I started missing your posts... Loved ur cabbage kottu and I agree with Latha N completely on that color

Kalva said...

Wow, i made this curry 3 yrs back. Somehow havent made it again,. Thanks for reminding me. Btw thanks for stopping by!

Tee said...

I love anything with cabbage...and this sure sounds yummy!
Don't worry about not blogging, as you said, it happens to everyone and it will pass :)

Sharmi said...

I like it more with rice:))

starry nights said...

Looks simple enough and yet appetizing.thanks. How are you doing?

musical said...

Looks so nice! i love cabbage, so this will totally work for me!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow...Though I am not an ardent fan of Kootu...This one looks delicious :-) So u all had a blast eh....I am J :-)))

Prajusha said...

hi sri,
cabbage kootu looks ncie adn colorful.goes well with rice too:)

lakshmi said...

Cabbage Kootu and I are miles apart :D - in spite of the appetizing colour (how did you manage that?)please dont cook this when I come homepleas, okay?

Srivalli said...

Nags, thanks for the link. It was good going through the list.

Lathamma, thats so sweet of you to say

RK, good to know. Will try the next time I make

Timepass, wow thats really nice to know

Siri, thanks. Good to know a cabbage lover!

Asha, thank you!

Padma, thats really sweet of you. Glad you liked it, it tastes good too

Kalva, well thats really long time back. You should be doing it again.

Tee, good to know. And thanks for encouring!

Sharmi, yeah I too heard my folks saying it is good with rice. But I have had it always with rotis

starry nights, glad you liked it. Am doing good now. Thank for asking

musical, glad to know.

Sirisha, thanks!

Prajusha, good to know

lakshmi, oh thanks for letting me know. Will make sure this is not on the menu when you come home!

Anonymous said...

we tried your cabbage kootu yesterday.Nice,tasty dish with chappati and we liked n enjoyed it.Thanks for sharing it with us and for your help in doing me this.

Thanks.
Sam

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