Monday, August 29, 2011

Cabbage Kootu / Sambhar

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Though I love hogging on dishes from various cuisines, I'm pretty biased towards Indian flavors and enjoy eating home food more than anything. Most of you would agree to me and share the same feeling too!! :)

This cabbage kootu or sambhar is one of my most favorite recipes from my mom's collection and I remember enjoying it since childhood. Not sure if it is a common recipe to all, yet it definitely demands a place in my blog for its amazing taste and flavor.

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Ingredients:

Cabbage (shredded) - 2 cups
Carrots - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Onion - 1
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 5
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Thoor dhall - 1/2 cup
Tamarind past - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Salt - for taste
Mustard - for tempering
Curry leaves

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Method:

Pressure cook the thoor dhall until soft and mushy.

Chop cabbage, carrot and onion. Dice tomatoes into cubes.

Grind the coconut, red chillies and cumin seeds into a fine paste by adding a little water to it.

Take a pressure pan and drop in the cooked dhall, shredded cabbage, onion, tomato, ground coconut paste, tamarind paste, hing and salt. Pressure cook until two whistles.

Transfer to the serving bowl and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Hot and yummy cabbage kootu is ready. Serve it with rice and chips. It also goes well with Idly and Dosa.

Enjoy having a typical south Indian meal :)

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Tips:

You can replace cabbage with snake gourd, raw tomatoes(green ones) and chow chow too.

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Written by: Nithya
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35 comments:

Sowmya said...

Lovely presentation n carrot butterflies looks amazing!

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Looks yummy and lovely presentation!!!!

Gayathri NG said...

Wow! look gorgeous luv ur carrot design. Superb presentation as always Niti so cute and comfort dish.

Marialyn said...

Oh, this looks so good I can almost taste it! The picture looks like you maybe added carrots(?) and curry leaves to your recipe. Is that right?

Nithya said...

Thanks all.

Thank you Marialyn for pointing out the error. I forgot to mention them in the recipe. Did the correction right now.

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious.

M D said...

Wow! Looks fabulous. Wanna grab a bowl please!

Kaveri said...

Great pics dear...and a delicious recipe

Sharmilee! :) said...

Such a nice comforting kootu..I luv the fact that its made in sambar style and am sure my lil one will luv it, shall give it a try.....Good that u shared it!

ChitraKrishna said...

we used to cook this in group... reminds my bachelor days.... nice presentation.

jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and comforting kootu with awesome presentation.

aipi said...

The dish sounds so hearty n delicious ~ absolutely mouthwatering pics n loved those cute carrot butterflies!
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

ur carrot butterflies are so cute...Wondreful presentation of carrot and cabbage sambhar

Deepa
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munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

i am hooked to your site...lovely pictures...mouthwatering dish...cute butterflies...

-Aarthi@munchmunchcrunchcrunch

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice flavorful kootu, its does looks special when you post with your beautiful clicks nithi :)

Zareena said...

OMG!!!!! mind blowing snaps Nits. Loved the carrot flowers a lot. Yummy and it looks so different. Never tried cabbage smabhar before.

ANU said...

lovely kootu and awesome presentation...very creative idea!

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Priyanka said...

Lovely dish...
And breathtaking pics....cannot take my eyes off them

soujanya said...

lovely kootu....liked it....
will gve a try for sure...
cute presentation...

sangee vijay said...

cabbage sambar sounds interesting n very nice presentation...
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Sunshine And Smile said...

I have very few recipes in mind when it comes to cabbage. This looks like something I should try next time. Nice presentation.
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Vidhya said...

Cabbage Kootu looks like a comfort dish.Lovely presentation.

Kanchan said...

yeah its not very common one, as normally cabbage is used in dry veggie most of the time. This looks inviting.

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks yummy and lovely presentation!!!! simply superb

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... mouth watering here.. looks absolutely inviting.. :)
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Priya said...

Love those carrot butterflies looks damn cute, delicious sambhar..

Janani said...

This I make very often, lovely clicks!

Rachana said...

Lovely presentation, sambhar looks so delicious.

Suja said...

Delicious and flavorful sambar

Crumpled Chillies said...

delicious!

hemalata said...

Delicious cabbage kootu and nice presentation,looks amazing.

DEESHA said...

Nice dish .. We make cabbage sambar in a different way n this is what I had for lunch today :)

Priya Sreeram said...

nice looking dish and especially loved the carrot butterfly carving

Turmericnspice said...

the presentation is sooo cute love the butterfly

Megha said...

very nice presentation ,its yummy
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