Cabbage Kootu

Description

Kootu is a semi thick lentil gravy cooked with vegetables, often had with rice or roti. Here is simple kootu preparation using cabbage.

Ingredients
½ cup Split green gram
2 cup Cabbage (shredded)
1 no Onion
2 nos Green chili (small)
2 tbsp Fresh grated coconut
¼ tsp Mustard
¼ tsp Cumin seeds
1 no Dry red chili
6 nos Curry leaves
¼ tsp Asafoetida
½ tsp Salt (or to taste)
1 cup Water
1 tsp Oil / ghee

Instructions

Wash and soak split green gram for 15 minutes and pressure cook with chopped onions, cabbage, green chili and 1 cup water upto 1 whistle. Now heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard, cumin seeds, dry red chili and curry leaves. Sprinkle the asafoetida and add the cooked dal to this. Add grated coconut and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the desired conisitency level is reached. Swtich off and serve hot with rice.

Notes

This recipe serve 3 to 4 people.

Thick kootu can be had as a side for Kara kuzhambu or Meen kuzhambu.

Watery kootu can be served as a side for chapati or with plain and ghee.

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