Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cabbage Molagootal


Molagootal is a popular Palakkad Iyer dish. It is basically vegetables and lentils simmered with ground coconut. Molagootals can be prepared using different vegetables. The most common ones being Ashgourd and Yam, or Keerai (Spinach). Molagootal is more like a kootu but a little more runnier. It is is well liked by kids as it is not spicy. Molagootal is one of my favorite kootans and I can have it with just some pickle. Usually it is served with either Pachadi or thogayal.



What you'll need
  1. Cabbage – 4 Cups, finely chopped
  2. Pasi Paruppu/Split Yellow Moong Dal – ¼ cup
  3. Scraped Coconut – ½ cup
  4. Broken Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  5. Dry Red Chilly – 1
  6. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  8. Salt to taste

For Tempering
  1. Coconut oil/Any Refined Oil – 1 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Curry Leaves – few

Method
  1. Pressure cook the dal, mash lightly and keep aside.
  2. Cook the chopped cabbage, with salt and turmeric powder and about 2 cup of water.
  3. Heat a small frying pan with little oil, roast the urad dal and red chillies until the dal turns red. Take care not to burn the dal.
  4. Grind the coconut, fried urad dal, red chilly and cumin seeds into a smooth paste by adding little water.
  5. Add the cooked dal to the cooked cabbage and mix well. Let this come to a boil.
  6. Now add the ground coconut paste, mix well. Add about a cup of water to adjust the consistency.
  7. Check for seasoning and let it start boiling.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Heat a frying pan with oil, temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this tempering over the Molagootal.




Cabbage Molagootal is ready. Serve with plain white rice and pachadi or thogayal.

25 comments:

Rafeeda AR said...

looks like an interesting and yumm curry...

Rani Acharyulu said...

Delicious recipe looks so beautiful.

sangeetha pn said...

Pass me that bowl full so that I could enjoy here with hot rice! Looks delicious

Preeti Tamilarasan said...

it is similar to cabbage kootu.. but i dont mash the dal.. nice version..

Anu Shoj said...

very nice recipe and beautiful clicks...

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Gayathri Ramanan said...

looks delicious..love that cute bowl..looks so cute..

Gayathri Ramanan said...

looks delicious..love that cute bowl..looks so cute..

Subha Subramanian said...

Perfect curry..........
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply delicious and yummy looking cabbage preparation.
Deepa

divya said...

Very inviting and tempting dish...yummilicious!

Vimitha Anand said...

Would be great for rice or chapathis. yum

Swathi Iyer said...

cabbage mollagootal looks delicious kaveri.

Anonymous said...

All time great. Thanks. Can I use toor dhal instead of psiparuppu.

Manjula Bharath said...

wow very very yummy looking molagootal :)tempting dear !!

Sona S said...

Would prefer this one only after keerai and normal molagootal. Nice presentation, loved the blue vessel.

Lydia said...

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Vidya Chandrahas said...

Yummy dish..great with hot rice.

Archana Potdar said...

Beautiful curry. I love yourpresentation. Will love some right now

Hema said...

Love this simple and delicious kootu..

jeyashri suresh said...

Fantastic molagootal. Love the cute bowl too

Chitz said...

One of my favs.. A friend of mine had introduced me to this two years ago & I had fell in love with this. Ur pic looks so good :)

Maha Gadde said...

luking very yummy n love d bowl very much...

Subha said...

Yummy Molaguttal..My favorite..Love that bowl too..

Anonymous said...

It's a blessing for people like me who didn't have enough time to get trained by mother regarding traditional palakkad chamayal.. It's like a Bible for me in palakkad recipes. I try most of your recipes especially molagutal, sambhar, olan, erissery and other traditional recipes too..

Anonymous said...

Ur recipes make me remember my mom great work done by u

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