Cabbage Dal

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I love experimenting with different kinds of Dal/Lentils & vegetables. Since Dal is part of our everyday fare, I keep trying out different combinations to avoid boredom. one such combination that I really liked is Cabbage & Moong Dal.

These two compliment each other perfectly. This is really simple to make. If you guys are bored of your regular Dal Tadka, Go ahead and make this for a change.

Preparation Time: 20- 25 mins

  • 1 1/2 cups cabbage - shredded
  • 1 cup - moong dal
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tomato - finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli - slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp oil


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, When hot, add cumin seeds, once the seeds pop & splutter, add green chilli, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, curry leaves & saute
  • Add onions & fry until transparent.
  • Throw in chopped tomatoes & add red chilli powder. Cook till oil separates & the raw smell disappears.
  • Add moong dal & saute for a minute
  • Add about 2 cups of water & cover the pan with a lid & let the dal cook for a while. Keep stirring in between.
  • Once the dal is half cooked, add shredded cabbage & add another 2 cups of water.
  • Add salt & mix well, cover the pan again & let it cook. Keep stirring in between. Add additional water, if necessary,
  • When done, check the taste & mix well. Transfer into a bowl.

Serve HOT with rotis or steamed rice. Enjoi !!!

NOTE: The proportion of Dal:Cabbage is entirely upto you. If you want a creamier taste. You could add more of Dal. Or, you could even keep the proportions equal.

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