Cabbage curry

A spicy cabbage curry made with cabbage, spices and coconut.


  • Cabbage - 1/2 cup (grated)
  • Tur dal - 3/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Urad dal - 1 tablespoon
  • Whole red chillies - 4
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Chana dal - 1 tablespoon
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 string of curry leaves


Step 1

Wash and soak the tur dal for 35 to 40 minutes. Pressure cook the soaked dal with enough water upto 4 whistes or boil separately in a vessel till it becomes soft. Mash the dal and set aside.

Step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan. Stir fry urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, red chillies till light brown. Add grated coconut and fry for half a minute. Switch off the flame.

Step 3

Grind all the roasted ingredients with little water to make a smooth paste and keep aside.

Step 4

In a vessel, add the grated cabbage and little water. Add turmeric powder to it and boil for 10 to 15 minutes till the vegetable becomes soft.

Step 5

Add the ground masala, mashed dal and salt and simmer for another 10 minutes on a low flame till it reaches a medium consistency. Adjust water accordingly.

Step 6

Heat coconut oil in a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once it stops spluttering, add to the cabbage curry. Mix well.

Step 7

Serve hot with rice or rotis.

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