Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cabbage Kootu ~ Day 148

Kootu is a comforting and healthy dish, where vegetables and dal cooked in freshly ground spices. You can make Kootu with any kind of vegetable and with some variation to the ground mixture.  This simple and delicious kootu goes well with rice and rasam or even with chapati.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

  • Cabbage - 3 cups, chopped into medium chunks
  • Split moong dal - 1/2 cup, soaked for 15 minutes
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coconut Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few, torn
To grind:
  • Freshly grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilies - 5
  • Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp
  • Ginger - 1-inch piece

  1. Place the cabbage, soaked dal, and turmeric powder in a pressure pan or stainless steel vessel.  Add water to cover the vegetable, about 2 cups.  Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.  Keeping for more than 3 whistles will result in a mushy vegetable.  
  2. Meanwhile, place the ingredients in the to grind list in a blender and grind into a coarse paste.
  3. Once the pressure goes down, open the cooker and add the ground paste along with salt.  Give it a stir and cook for 2 minutes on low heat.
  4. Heat oil in a small skillet.  Splutter mustard seeds.  Add urad dal and cumin seeds.  Fry until the dal turns golden brown.  Add the asafoetida and curry leaves.  Remove from the heat and pour over the kootu.  Mix well. 
  5. Serve with steamed rice or chapati.

1 comment:

  1. wow that an delicious kootu there :) I love coconut oil based kootu, the flavor is so different isn't it .. Loving this kootu a lot ..


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