Cabbage, Potato, Tomato Dal / Kootu !!

Today’s recipe is the easy & simple spicy dal. This is the best accompaniment with steamed rice, idli, dosa, parathas, chappati etc., Vegetables can be an option as per wish. This dal / kootu is one of most important dish in south Indian cuisine, mostly the water content vegetable is best for kootu. The vegetables, I used for this kootu were my favorite including cabbage, potato and tomato. Usually I love to eat kootu with Curd rice.





Tomato (large) – 1 no. chopped

Onion – 1 no. chopped

Green chilies – 3 nos.

Red chili powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder- 2 tsp

Jeera / cumin powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp

Hing / asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

For pressure cooker;

Cabbage – 2 cups

Potato – 1 cup

Toor dal – 1/4 cup

Moong dal – 1 tbsp

Channa dal – 1 tbsp

Onion – 1 no. chopped

Tomato (large) – 1 no. chopped

Jeera / cumin – 1 tsp

Fenugreek – 1 tsp


Oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves

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  • Pressure cook all the ingredients given above the list for 2 – 3 whistle.
  • Keep the pan on low flame, add oil, splutter the mustard, add curry leaves, chopped onions, green chilies & saute it for 3 minutes.
  • Now add the tomatoes & cook it until mushy.
  • Add the red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric, jeera powder, fenugreek powder & cook it under low flame until the raw flavor goes off.
  • Now add the pressure cooked dal & vegetable to the tempering mixture & mix it well.
  • Cook it for another 15 minutes on medium flame, add hing & mix it well.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve hot & enjoy it !!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Bonnie Eng says:

    Beautiful dish, looks like a perfect meal for fall! 🙂

    1. Sure Bonnie, best for fall & also in weight management !!

  2. wow woweee what a comforting dal…mmmmm just yummm

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