Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Muttaikos Koottu - cabbage Lentil

#Muttaikoskoottu #CabbageLentil : #Muttaikos is a leafy vegetable used for preparing poriyal, koottu, salad, and in a variety of other dishes. Muttaikos is called #cabbage in English.
Cabbage has to be cooked carefully to get its distinct taste and nutritional value.

Muttaikos Koottu [ Cabbage Lentil ]

Ingredients :

Cabbage                                   : 1/2 cup
onion thinly chooped                  : 1 tblsp
ginger pieces slightly pounded     : 1 tsp
green chilly                                 : 2
cooked thuvar dhal                     : 1/4 cup

for masala :
coconut                                      : 2 tblsp
cumin seeds                                : 1/4 tsp
rice flour                                     : 1/4 tsp

for tempering :
mustard seeds                               : 1/4 tsp
gram dhal                                      : 2 tsp
oil                                                  : 1/2 tsp

Method :
Take all the ingredients for masala in a mixer grinder jar.
Grind into a smooth paste.
Keep aside.
Nicely chop cabbage into a very thin long pieces.
Slit green chilly lengthwise.

Take 1/2 cup of water in a vessel and bring to boil.
Add cabbage, onion, green chilly, ginger and 1/2 tsp of salt.

Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes.

When cabbage turns soft add dhal and prepared coconut paste.

Mix well and let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
When all the cooked ingredients and masala paste blend together transfer into a serving bowl.

Muttaikos Koottu [ Cabbage Lentil ]

Temper mustard seeds and gram dhal in a hot kadai with oil.
Pour over prepared koottu.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Muttaikos Koottu [ Cabbage Lentil ]

excellent side dish for white rice mixed with sambar or rasam.

Other recipes of cabbage
Muttaikos Chutney [ Cabbage Chutney ] Muttaikos Poriyal [ Cabbage Stir fry ] Muttaikos Milagu Poriyal [ Cabbage Pepper Stir Fry ]