Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cabbage Chana

It is a simple nutritive side dish. Enjoy it with Dal and Raita of your choice.

  • 1 small green cabbage
  • 5 tbs chana dal
  • 1 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dry coriander powder ( dhaniya powder)
  • ½ red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

  • Soak chana dal for about an hour.
  • Chop cabbage into small pieces. Wash it and then cook in microwave with little water for about 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Add mustard seeds. Allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, dry red chillies. Stir. Add soaked chana dal without water.
  • Add chili powder, turmeric powder, dhaniya powder and salt. Stir it well.
  • Add 2 cups of water and cook for at least 10 minutes with lid on the pan. .
  • Remove the lid, add cooked cabbage and desiccated coconut. Mix well.
  • Cook for some more time without lid till the water evaporates.
  • Serve hot with Parathas.

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