Cabbage is grown and eaten all over the world. Originally from the Mediterranean region, it was developed from the mustard species by human selection over thousands of years. It has low calorific value, high fiber content and is rich in antioxidants. Cabbage is called Muttakos in Tamil and is available throughout the year in Tamil Nadu. Muttakos Kootu is one of the simplest dishes made using cabbage.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Servings : 4
250 Grams – Cabbage
25 Grams or (1/4 Cup) – Green Gram Dhal)
2 Green chillies
Ginger Garlic paste – ½ Teaspoon
Curry leaves – 2 Sprigs
Mustard seeds – ¼ Teaspoon
Grated Coconut – 2 Tablespoons
Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Cook the dhal well and keep aside. Shred the cabbage and slice the onion.
Heat a pan with oil and add mustard seeds when hot. Add cut onions and green chillies and sauté. Now the curry leaves can be added along with the ginger-garlic paste.. Finally, the shredded cabbage should be added along with ¼ cup water. Allow the vegetable to cook on a simmer for a few minutes. When half done, add the mashed dhal, grated coconut and salt to taste. Let it cook for a few minutes.
Tips: This dish can be eaten along with rice or chapatis.