|1.||Cabbage / muttai kosu / band gobhi / ele kosu / muttakose / kosu, chopped, firmly packed, 2 cups|
|2.||Moong dal 2-3 tablespoons|
|3.||Oil 2-3 teaspoons|
|4.||Mustard 1/2 teaspoon|
|5.||Jeera / cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon|
|6.||Green chilies, chopped, 2-3 or to taste|
|7.||Curry leaves 2 sprigs|
|8.||Ginger, chopped, 1/4 teaspoon|
|9.||Onion, chopped, 1|
|10.||Turmeric powder 1/8 teaspoon|
|11.||Lemon juice to taste|
|12.||Coconut gratings 1 tablespoon|
|13.||Salt to taste|
|14.||Fresh coriander leaves|
|15.||Water about 3/4 cup|
for wilted and old leaves of the cabbage
and remove and discard them.
the cabbage into small pieces.
Refer to the 2nd and 3rd steps in the Recipe for Cabbage Poriyal for instructions on how to chop the cabbage.
Soak the dal in 1/2-cup of water for about 30 minutes.
You can cook the dal without soaking it. However, you can reduce the cooking time and also save the fuel if you soak the dal.
the oil in a utensil.
Add mustard and jeera when the oil becomes hot.
Fry till the jeera turns to golden brown.
Add chilies and curry leaves.
Fry for a few seconds.
onion and ginger.
Fry till the onion becomes soft.
moong dal and soaked water, water and turmeric.
Cover. Allow some gap for the steam to escape.
Cook for about 5 minutes after the mixture boils or till the dal is half-cooked.
and cook till the cabbage becomes
Add a few teaspoons of water, if the water is insufficient for cooking. See also TIP 1.
Do not over cook the cabbage, because it will become soggy and thus will not be crunchy.
Cook for a few more minutes.
coconut gratings, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.
Switch-off the stove.
Cabbage curry / Cabbage poriyal is ready.
|TIPS||How to make Cabbage Curry?|
you are making this curry
as a side dish for rice then make the curry slightly
dry, using less water.
If you are preparing the cabbage curry for chapati, make the curry slightly watery.
you wish, cook the dal separately till it opens. To ensure it
cooked properly, take a dal and press it between your fingers. If it
flattens easily, then the dal is cooked properly.
Add the cooked dal with salt in Step 9.