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Cabbage Kootu Recipe | Muttakos Kootu | Kootu Recipes

South Indian Tamilnadu style cabbage Kootu with moong dal and channa dal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Kootu
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Cabbage chopped - 2 cups
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Channa dal - 2 tbsp
  • Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt - as required

To Grind

  • Coconut grated - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fried gram dal/pottu kadalai- 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 1

To Temper

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Red chilli - 1



  • Chop cabbage roughly and set aside.
  • Grind coconut, green chillies,cumin seeds and fried gram dal with little water to a fine paste and keep it ready.


  • Take the chopped cabbage, channa dal, moong dal, sambar powder and salt in a small pressure cooker and add a cup of water to it. Pressure cook it for three whistles and open the cooker once the pressure released.
  • Now add the coconut paste to the pressure cooked cabbage and mix it slowly. Start boiling the kootu in low medium flame for 5 minutes or until the kootu consistency is reached. Switch off the flame once done. Don't boil the kootu for more time after coconut paste is added.
  • Heat a tadka pan and add the items to temper. Let the mustard seeds cracks and urad dal turns brown, then add curry leaves and red chillies. Fry for a minute. Add the tempered items to the kootu and mix it well.


Serving: 4g