Cabbage Chana Dal

Cabbage Chana Dal

his was prepared by dear DH as I was late from work.  It's a very simple recipe but that does n't make it any less tasty.  Before I could have never imagine cabbage in dal...as I don't like the soggy taste of cabbage after it's get boiled, but it was not the case with this dal, try yourself to know :)


Bengal gram/Channa Dal - 1 cup
Cabbage - 150gms (appr.)
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 2-3
Garlic pods - 2
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tps
Red chilli powder - 1tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbs
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - 1tbs chopped (optional)
Oil - 1-2 tbs


1. Clean and wash gram dal, Cut washed cabbage in large chunks and preesure cook both with water, turmeric for 10-15mins or until done.

2. Slice onion, dice green chillies and chop tomato, coriander leaves, garlic.

3. In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds and let them splutter.  Add garlic and fry until golden brown.

4. Add onion and chilli and fry until onion become transparent, add all the powder masala and cook for 2 mins.

5. Add tomato, mix well and cook for another 2mins.  Now add the cooked dal and cabbage give a good stir, add salt and cook for a min.

6. Now add 1/2 cup of water (or more) and cook for 5mins, garnish with coriander.

Server with Rice or Roti. 

This goes to Sowmya's SWC: Cooking with Greens, event started by Lakshmi.


  1. Yummy curry..Looking nice..

  2. cabbage with chana dal sounds yum to me,,.:-)

  3. nice dish ..healthy ..will go well with rice and rotis too..
    Thanks for sending this one to SWC.

  4. Hmm yummy...looks great..I too had prepared similar dish few days back :)

  5. yum yum curry perfect for roti looks sodelicious priti

  6. I do often cabbage with dal, my fav one...urs looks yummy!

  7. Lovely dal gal...lucky to have a husband who cooks for you...My hubby...he does not even enter the kitchen...hmmm..

  8. great and unsual combo!. like you said, I have to try it to find out..but is sure looks tasty:-)

  9. Delicious Dhal Priti, this dish is new to me with channa dhal...I should try it soon :)

  10. I too make this combo but bit dry.....You version looks yum......Nice to know that he cooks for you....

  11. Never tried this combo ...I was looking for some cabbage curry recipes..thanx for sharing Priti..

  12. I have never had cabbage and dal combo, the picture looks really yumm so i amsure it taste delicious too.

  13. Thanks a great combo. Looks delicious! Great idea too :)

  14. Dhal looks delicious. Nice combination.

  15. I love this very much I used to make this along with rice.. its been a while now gotta make it... looks amazing, have tried with roti though.. shall make it once with roti...

  16. There are two ways I can get cabbage into my system, either in the form of being used in the fried rice, or like you did with channa dal.
    Those two just marry beautifully together.


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