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No South Indian meal is completed without Kootu, Rasam or Sambar. So this kind of Kootu with Rice, Sambar(Pulusu), Rasam(Chaaru) and Poriyal(Koora) is so comforting and considered as full meal. As we get Protein, Carbohydrates, Vitamins from each dish which are very much required for a day. Hope you all too enjoy this simple yet delicious Cabbage Kootu.


Cabbage - 1 cup ( chopped)
Channa dhal - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Coriander for garnishing

For grinding:

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Roasted gram dhal - 2 tbps
Green chilli - 4
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Cummin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Method :

1. Cook the cabbage in microwave or boil in the stove top, don't drain the water.
2. Cook channa dhal in the pressure cooker while you keep rice.
3. Now grind the above ingredients to fine paste.
4. Now add this paste to the cooked cabbage and channa dhal.
5. Add some water for the required consistency and let it cook for sometime until it thickens and raw aroma disappears.
6. Now season with mustard, urad dhal and curry leaves.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Tip :

You can replace the cabbage with white pumpkin or even snake gourd.


Padma  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:21 AM)  

Lovely koottu Pavithra. Perfect with rice. Such a lovely picture.
Happy Ugadi to you too :)

Cool Lassi(e)  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:25 AM)  

That presentation looks like an earring. A very nice edible earring. Today is Ugadi? OMG, I didn't know. My hubby is Telugu and I didn't even wish him. Nice knowing about that.

Happy Ugadi to you too! Enjoy that kootu!

Aruna Manikandan  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:29 AM)  

Happy Ugadi :-)

Kuttu looks lovely with wonderful presentation!!!!!!

Awesome clicks!!!

Nithya  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:29 AM)  

First pic looks great. :) I just love cabbage kootu so much. :)

Sarah Naveen  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM)  

new and interesting dish ..looks so creamy and yummy!!

Sushma Mallya  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:35 AM)  

Happy ugadi pavithra...kootu looks delicious and as usual your presentation is just so fabulous...

Finla  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM)  

I have never had this kootu, looks really delish.

Anu Nandu  – (March 15, 2010 at 11:33 AM)  

Simple cabbage kootu looks great and your presentation is beautiful as usual! Happy Ugadi to you and your family!

Latha  – (March 15, 2010 at 11:44 AM)  

Happy Ugadi!! Kootu looks delicious and a very nice click.

Dolly Sharma  – (March 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM)  

Dear Pavithra..LOve this new look..It looks awesome. I have not been a regular of late so trying to catch LOve your presentation as always..Cabbage kootu looks perfect and ur clicks are superb. U make food look so gorgeous. Happy Ugadi.

Vrinda  – (March 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM)  

Cabbage kootu looks and sounds yumm...perfect with rice

Nithu Bala  – (March 15, 2010 at 12:39 PM)  

Wonderful presentation..Delicious Kootu

Neetz  – (March 15, 2010 at 12:46 PM)  

woww...rice koodiyum undagil adipoli!! :)

Unknown  – (March 15, 2010 at 12:48 PM)  

Very delightful presentation...Luved yur kootu recipe....Happy Ugadi...

Latha  – (March 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM)  

Happy ugadi pavithra.....kootu looks delicious.

Deepti  – (March 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM)  

Happy Ugadi to you too!!!
Superb Presentation & Awesome Clicks !!
Loved ur new space too..

Hayley  – (March 15, 2010 at 2:03 PM)  

Happy Ugdi to you too..Cabbage kootu looks perfect and delicious!!

Unknown  – (March 15, 2010 at 2:55 PM)  

As always lovely presentation and delicious & creamy cabbage kootu!!
Happy ugadi to you too..:)

Cham  – (March 15, 2010 at 3:13 PM)  

Stunning presentation- kootu is my fav!

Priyameena  – (March 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM)  

Never used cabbage for kootu..I always make poriyal with cabbage...This is interesting!

Vaishali  – (March 15, 2010 at 4:07 PM)  

My cabbage kootu has more lentils in it-- I love how creamy yours looks with all that coconut milk. I've got some purple cabbage sitting in my fridge and I'll be sure to try this soon!

Rachana  – (March 15, 2010 at 6:40 PM)  

Happy Ugadi to you dear Pavithra. Kootu looks so refreshing and yumm. Lovely Clicks!

Rekha shoban  – (March 15, 2010 at 6:45 PM)  

wow!wonderful presentation and yummy kootu!

Gita Jaishankar  – (March 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM)  

I too made cabbage kootuu for lunch today :) yours looks delicious Pavithra, the ground spices are new to me...will try your version next time :)

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (March 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM)  

A perfect kootu with chappati or steaming hot rice with some ghee:)

Anonymous –   – (March 15, 2010 at 10:24 PM)  

Very nice presentation :) I will recommend this to my vegan friend :)

Nandinis food  – (March 15, 2010 at 10:43 PM)  

Happy Ugadi! Pretty presentation!!

chef and her kitchen  – (March 16, 2010 at 12:32 AM)  

we,kannadiga's and andhrites dont prepare much of these kootu's dear...I find it very heavy if I eat bcoz of lots of coconut and dal.....hmmm urs look good with all the creamy whiteness of coconut milk..nice pic too..
and haaa...Happy UGADI to u n ur family dear!!!

Anu  – (March 16, 2010 at 1:01 AM)  

Happy Ugadi... Lovely kootu looks rich and creamy..

Parita  – (March 16, 2010 at 1:26 AM)  

OMG what gorgeous presentation!!!
Happy Ugadi to you too dear!

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (March 16, 2010 at 1:48 AM)  

love this comforting kootu.Nice presentation.I tried ur bread toast(previous post).I tried using sourcream,instead of curd.Came out well.Thanks for sharing

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (March 16, 2010 at 5:29 AM)  

Lovely kootu, looks tempting and yummy.

ARUNA  – (March 16, 2010 at 10:14 AM)  

it looks yumm....Happy Ugadi dear!

Pam  – (March 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM)  

Another great looking dish with a beautiful presentation.

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (March 16, 2010 at 10:47 AM)  

Lovely kootu and a lovely presentation

PJ  – (March 16, 2010 at 11:28 AM)  

happy ugadi to you too and cabbage kuttu looks so yummy. nice presentation too.

Unknown  – (March 16, 2010 at 3:20 PM)  
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Unknown  – (March 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM)  

superb recipe d wonderful looking itself iam tempted to prepare it..nice clicks..
heyyy!!!!!!!!! happi ugadi to u too

Cynthia  – (March 16, 2010 at 9:53 PM)  

What a beautiful presentation.

Mahimaa's kitchen  – (March 17, 2010 at 1:49 AM)  

you deserve an award for your presentation. very cute.

Tina  – (March 17, 2010 at 4:03 AM)  

Nice clicks and presentation...

Hari Chandana P  – (March 17, 2010 at 7:32 AM)  

First time here.. Lovely kootu.. wonderful clicks!!

Panchpakwan  – (March 17, 2010 at 9:02 AM)  

Perfect with rice...lovely clicks

Smita Srivastava  – (March 17, 2010 at 10:10 AM)  

Wonderful recipe n a great presentation !!

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

Namitha  – (March 17, 2010 at 12:30 PM)  

Beautiful koottu..happy Ugadi to you too !!

San!!!  – (March 17, 2010 at 2:27 PM)  

Kootu has got the fine finish n texture pavi.I love kootu with papad on it.Everytime i prepare them i will make the papad to marinate in them n eat them.Healthy dish too.Wonderful presentation.

Simplyfood  – (March 17, 2010 at 5:05 PM)  

Happy Ugadi,Cabbage dish looks interesting and beautifully presented.

Preety  – (March 17, 2010 at 9:28 PM)  

interesting recipe, new to me

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen  – (March 18, 2010 at 1:41 AM)  

Wonderful Kootu and a great click!!! Luv the fried urad dal tadka on it!!!

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Pavithra Srihari  – (March 18, 2010 at 6:05 AM)  

lovely presentation.. pic is inviting ...

Chef Jeena  – (March 18, 2010 at 7:30 AM)  

The dish sounds so delicious and I adore the garnish of seeds yum.

SpicyTasty  – (March 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM)  

Wow!! your presentation rock!! seriously it looks very nice. I am not even lookin into the recipe my eyes are wandering all over ur pics. :-) Love the recipe too.

Malar Gandhi  – (March 18, 2010 at 9:15 AM)  

Happy Ugadi, dear:)

Cabbage kootu picture looks awesome, very lively and inviting:)

Suma Rowjee  – (March 19, 2010 at 12:49 PM)  

Yumm.. love this dish with chapatis..Haven't tried making this with pumpkin or snake gourd, sounds like a great idea!!

Pavithra Elangovan  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:31 AM)  

Thanks all for your lovely and encouraging comments .,.It means a lot to me.

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