How to make Cabbage Kootu (Tamil Brahmin Style-no onion-no garlic recipe)
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish-Kootu-Cabbage
Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Brahmin
Cabbage – 3 cups chopped
Moong dal or a mix of moong + tur dal – 1/4 cup
Sambar powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -3-4 leaves
Brown or white channa (kondai kadalai/chick peas) – fistful -(optional)
Salt as needed
For the Paste
Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds/ jeera seeds – 1 tsp
Fried gram/pottu kadalai – 1 1/2 tsp or use rice flour – 3/4 tsp ( this is used only for thickening)
For the seasoning
Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Hing/asafoetida – a pinch
Curry leaves – few
We will divide this recipe into 3 easy steps – 1. Pressure cook cabbage 2. Add the ground paste 3.Boil and season the kootu. That’s it, your cabbage kootu is ready!! Let’s get started.
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Love this kootu esp. with roti, looks delicious.
yummy and healthy
A very different way to cook Cabbage ………….. will try it out soon ……….. nice work dear ..
hey padhu….indeed an easier version…looks healthy and so comforting….thanks for sharing
looks so yummy n tempting!!
i prepare almost the same way padhu without sambar powder…
Love the addition of channa in this kootu,delicious.
Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.
hi i need one favour frm u mam how to make chappathi soft is thr any ingredient to add with wheat flour
To make soft chappati, add warm water for kneading the flour. Then kneading is very important. Grease your hands with oil and knead the dough nicely. Then keep covered for 15 minutes. Then make chapati. Check out more details to get Soft Rotis/chapati
I tried n it was nice ….easy and tasty recipe…
Hi.. What else can we add instead of sambar powder?
Sambar powder is preferable for this recipe. You can add chilli powder and coriander powder instead of sambar powder, if you cannot get sambar powder.
Luved the taste !! Added lime at the end for my taste
Hey I'm just wondering what is the spice(karam) for this. like chilli or something? Or is it only the red chilli while seasoning?
Karam is that sambar powder
Got it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful and easy recipes. You are amazing. It makes the cooking easy, especially for the beginners.
I liked many recipes on your blog and nice presentation. One doubt though for this recipe. I thought tamarind is essential in kootu. Why dont you add any tamarind here?
Thank you very much Gabbar. Actually you can prepare cabbage kootu in 3-4 ways. You can make it with tamarind which is called cabbage puli kootu. This is a kind of poricha kootu.
Awesome brahmin recipes..love ur blog..
Easy for morning hurry burry cooking..thanku padhu
this kootu with ragi dosai is heaven..!! thank you so much Padhu 🙂
Thank you Padhu for this amazing recipe. The ingredients were perfect, tasted so good and I remembered my mother’s dish :). Also the steps were easy and simple. You are awesome
Thanks Padhu for the recipe. I have a general question: Should we blanch cabbage before cooking?
Any idea why vegetables are being blanched? What are the veges which needs to be blanched before cooking?
No, you don't have to blanch cabbage before cooking. Except cauliflower and peas, I don't blanch anything unless the recipes calls for it.
Hai padhu…I just love this kuttu. Ur recipes are just awesome for beginners like me
Very tasty.i tried this recipe. I like all ur recipes.
Hi! I have been making your version of the kootu since a few years.. Though i have tried other recipes with fennel, tomato etc., this is the best! Keep up the good work.