Cabbage Green peas pepper kootu

Cabbage green peas pepper kootu is a South Indian dish that combines cabbage, green peas, and pepper in a coconut-based gravy. It is typically served as a side dish with rice or roti. Serve cabbage green peas pepper kootu hot with rice or roti. Enjoy the delicious and healthy cabbage green peas pepper kootu!

Cabbage Green peas pepper kootu

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: KootuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Experience the delightful and nutritious flavors of South India with cabbage green peas pepper kootu. This coconut-based dish pairs perfectly with rice or roti. Enjoy it hot for a satisfying meal.


  • 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

  • For Grinding:
  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon

  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tablespoon

  • Red Chillies – 2

  • Pepper – 1 teaspoon

  • For seasoning:
  • Onion – 1

  • Green Chillies – 2

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Cook green gram dhal along with turmeric powder in a pot over medium flame until it’s soft.
  • Chop onion finely, and slit green chillies lengthwise.
  • In a teaspoon of oil, fry red chillies, coriander seeds, pepper and coconut gratings until fragrant, then grind to a fine paste.
  • In a separate pan, heat oil over a medium flame and add mustard seeds.
  • When they start to pop, add chopped onion, slit green chillies and curry leaves and fry until the onion turns translucent.
  • Add green peas and fry for a few minutes, then add cabbage pieces and mix well.
  • Add the ground paste, salt, and a splash of water, stirring to combine.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat until the cabbage is cooked through.
  • Add tamarind juice and cooked dhal, stirring to combine.
  • Allow everything to simmer for a few more minutes before removing from the heat.

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  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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