Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cabbage Chana dal curry

Cabbage can be added with the chana dal and made into a awsome curry.This curry or kootu can be had with rice or roti.My mom used to do for rotis..I love those ...

1.Cabbage             -     1/2
2.Chana dal           -     1 cup
3.Onion                 -      1
4.Tomato               -      1
5.Green chillies     -      4
6.Red chillies         -     3
7.Garlic                  -     3 to 4 pods
8.Chilli pwdr          -    1/2 tbsp
9.Cumin seeds        -    1 tsp
10.Mustard seeds   -    1 tsp
11.Curry leaves    

* Chop the cabbage,onion,tomatoes and green chillies.
* Pressure cook the chana dal.
* Crush the garlic.
* In a pan,add oil and splutter with mustard seeds,cumin seeds ,red chillies and curry leaves.
* Saute the onion and green chillies, till they are transparent.
* Now add the garlic to the pan.
* Add the tomatoes and sprinkle some salt for fast cooking.
* Now dump in the chopped cabbage and saute it well.
* Add the chilli pwdr and mix it well with the cabbage.
* When the chili pwdr is fully cooked ,dump in the chana dal.
* Mix it well with the cabbage mixture and adjust salt to taste.
* Garnish with cilantro.

* Serve it with hot rice or roti.
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