Muttakos Kootu | Cabbage Kootu Recipe

Muttakos Kootu | Cabbage Kootu Recipe

Cabbage Kootu is one of favorite recipe because it’s very simple to make and taste wonderful with sambar, rasam or with any dal tadka or I like to eat with just plain steamed rice too.  The fact that DH also like this kootu very much makes my life easy and I do cabbage kootu once in a while,  there are many ways of doing this kootu or gravy but I prefer this way of not very much gravy type & with minimum ingredients, it taste much delicious than these pictures.   If you haven’t tried cabbage kootu yet then you should give it a try it’s good change from usual cabbage stir fry and it can be done in less than 15 minutes.   Some people add more of mung dal, turmeric, coconut, onion if you wish you can add that but as I said I like this simple, quick version.  There’s no step vise pictures for this recipe as that particular Saturday I was cooking storm with dal, rasam, dry soya bean kurma and few other things.

Cabbage Chopped – 2 Cups
Mung Dal – 2 tbsp
Green Chilies – 3
Salt – to taste
Water – 3/4 Cup
For Tempering
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Dry Red Chili – 1
Asafetida/Hing – a pinch


1.  Wash and chop cabbage and green chilies (I used fresh red chilli), wash and soak mung dal for 10 minutes.
2.  In a wok or pan add mung dal with water and cook until dal get’s cooked, if required add more water.
3. When the dal gets soft add cabbage, green chilies and cook until cabbage becomes soft and almost no water remains.  Adjust salt if required. 
4. In a seperate pan prepare tempering, heat oil, add asafetida mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.  Now add urad dal, curry leaves and red chilli sauté until urad dal becomes golden brown.  Pour seasoning over prepared kootu, mix and serve.
That’s all our kootu is ready, simple right? 

Variations ~
~ You can add 1/2 tsp turmeric along with dal and cook.
~ If you want to add coconut, add grated 2 tbsp coconut after cabbage gets cooked and then add tempering.
~ You can use onion, prepare tempering, add 1 chopped onion saute until light brown and add with kootu.
~ You can also pressure cook dal and cabbage together, this mash the cabbage which I don’t like personally so I don’t do that. 
~ If you want little gravy type kootu then add more water while cooking cabbage and dal.

Have a nice day ~~
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