Friday, February 27, 2009

cabbage dhal curry

This is a very simple curry , good for a mild lunch. I use green gram dhal for this curry, but many choose Toor dhal (Red gram) instead. Basically I prefer this kind of vegetable dominated curries to mix with the rice, so that I can reduce my rice intake:)
There is no need to temper this curry , but the choice depends on the individual. The taste will be bland as there is no tomato or tamarind, but it can be paired perfectly with a spicy fry.

Muttaikose paasi paruppu kulambu / cabbage green gram dhal curry:


Cabbage - 200 gms
green gram dhal - 1/2 cup
green chilli - 2
salt - as required
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
garlic - 3 pods
ginger - 1 inch
cumin - 1/2 tsp

Wash and soak the green gram dhal (siru paruppu / paasi paruppu in Tamil) for 30 minutes.
Start Cooking it in 2 cups of water with turmeric powder.
Finely chop the cabbage , garlic , ginger and green chilli.
After the dhal gets half cooked, add the chopped vegetables.
Cook them without closing the lid. Because green gram dhal has the property to form froth and overflow , if covered and cooked.
After the dhal is cooked to a mushy state, switch off the flame.
Add salt, cumin seeds and mash gently without crushing the cabbage.
Cabbage dhal curry is ready.
No need to temper it.

Serving diections:

The above said quantity is good for 3 people, if served like sambar on plain rice.


Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely dish..I would prefer tampering though..:)
Me too passed you the award Viki..:)

sriharivatsan said...

I had this dish when I stayed in hostel b4 marriage..This is the only thing i prefer to take from there..Hmmm, now i get to know the recipie...Surely will try sometime..

Congrauts on the award Viki..No need to say, everybody knows Malar has kept you so close in her circle..Even, she has put ur name on the top in the list...Good..G8 friends...Keep going this lovely friendship..

Raks said...

sounds something like kootu,but no coconut...Looks very nice:)

Chitra said...

nice curry .very simple n easy to do..congrats on ur award:)

Chutneytales said...

Nice recipe on cabbage..
I have passed this award to you..Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

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Malar Gandhi said...

Ei Sweety, a big bear hug to you. Enjoy the award...wish you more in the future.

Kose dhall, sounds nice to me. Correctly said...these fibre rich vegetables will make us less hungry through out the day. Love like this less-spicy food, off lately.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovley curry..yummy

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Adlak's tiny world said...

similar to our kootu.. lovely look and must be tasty too.

Premyscakes said...

simple yet yummy curry vikki.

Usha said...

Lovely curry, congrats on your awards :-)