Cabbage Green peas pepper kootu


  • Cabbage chopped finely – 1 medium bowl

  • green peas – 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind juice – 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

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  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon

  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chillies – 2 Nos
  • Pepper – 1 teaspoon

  • For seasoning:

  • Onion – 1 No

  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Cook green gram dhal along with turmeric powder till soft.
  2. Chop the onion finely. Slit green chillies lengthwise.
  3. In a teaspoon of oil, fry red chillies, coriander seeds, pepper and coconut gratings and grind to a fine paste.
  4. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard seeds. When it pops up add chopped onion, slit green chillies and curry leaves and fry till onion turns transparant. Add green peas and fry for a while. Then add cabbage pieces and mix well. Add ground paste, salt and little water and stir well. Close with a lid and cook on low flame till the cabbage is cooked soft. Add tamarind juice and cooked dhal. Stir well. Allow to cook for few more minutes.
  5. Remove and serve with hot rice.


  1. Tried it…and liked it. Thanks

  2. Thank you Sangeetha for taking time to write your comments.

  3. hi kamala mam,
    I have tried most of your recipes..all of them have come out really well..thanks a ton for posting all these are doing a wonderful job..i used to check your site daily for new recipes…can you give me recipe for white pumpkin kootu(the one served in most of the iyengar marriages)..Awaiting your reply mam…bye..

  4. Thank you Anupriya for visiting my site. Nice to hear the recipes came out well. I will post separately "Pushanikai Kootu" (White pumpkin kootu. To get my recipes via e-mail you can subscribe at my site.

  5. I never knew of kootu with cabbage and peas. In our house cabbage is usually for poriyals. I like and want to try this one. Looks inviting and a little different for me.

  6. tried it .cameout very well

  7. Wow .. this cabbage kottu was awsome the pepper tastes too gud thanks kamala ji

  8. Dear Mam,

    thanks for all the wonderful recipes. this cabbage with peas was awesome, came out really well. If u don’t mind, can u pls post stepwise pictures. thanks.

  9. Have you used whole moong dal?
    The pic looks more like yellow dal.
    Also, I love your sweets section!

  10. Good morning Mam ,

    I tried it for Chappati. its so tastyyy….!

    Thank U so much.

  11. Mam, receipies are superb mam. thank you

  12. Hi Mam,
    This seems to be very delicious, I am going to try this tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing Mam.

  13. hello, lovely site! I wanted to try the cucumber kootu. Is green gram dhall in Tamil pasi parupu … As in the yellow colour lentil used for pongal?

    Or is it the green colour dhall, which normally requires couple of hours soaking?

    Pls clarify. Thank you.


  14. Dear Kamala madam,
    Tried your cabbage green peas kootu. I customised the spice level. It came out good.
    Thank you very much

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