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. Cabbage can also be consumed raw including it in Salad.

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.

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 ]

#CabbageKootu is an excellent side dish for white rice mixed with sambar or rasam.

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Muttaikos Chutney [ Cabbage Chutney ]
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