Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tried and Tasted - Cabbage in Chana Dal Sauce

When Tried and Tasted event was announced by Aparna, I wasnt familiar with Lisa's blog. Once i started to browse her blog i really got hooked on to it, she has wonderful collection of vegetarian recipes. I love the different combination of veggies and pulses she uses in her daily cooking. I have already bookmarked many of her wonderful dishes which i would love to try. For this event i tried her Cabbage in crumbly Chana Dal Sauce. The original recipe can be found here.
I have followed Lisa's recipe exactly with just one change where i have also added chopped onions to the curry. I absolutely loved this dish, it goes very well with plain rice or roti. Chana dal along with mild spices gives lovely taste, not too spicy just perfect :) My dish turned out to be more of a curry rather than dry vegetable, probably i added little more water. Sending this to Tried and Tasted :Lisa's Kitchen guest hosted by Aparna an event started by Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen
For Chana Dal sauce: 1/2 chana dal
3 dry red chillies
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp olive oil
For Cabbage curry:
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 onion chopped finely
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4-6 curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste finely chopped coriander for garnishing
  • Soak chana dal in water for about 4 to 5 hours.
  • Grind together chana dal, asafoetida, red chillies and salt in a crumbly paste.
  • In a pan heat the olive oil, fry the chana dal paste for about few mins, add little water if required.
  • In a seperate pan, heat oil add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. When the seeds start to splutter, add in chopped onions and saute for about 2 mins.
  • Now add in the cabbage, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add in the chana dal sauce with little water in the cabbage mixture. Cover & cook for about 10 - 12 mins on medium heat or until cooked.
  • Keep stirring in the middle to make sure the curry doesnt stick to the pan.
  • Serve hot with plain rice or rotis.


  1. Wow.. I love this!! totally healthy and creative dish.. Want to try this soon :)

  2. Beautiful dish, isn't it? Love the combo, good choice! :)

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad you got a chance to try this dish. It's one of my favorite ways to enjoy cabbage. I like your curry version!

  4. My first visit here...lovely blog..I too make same kind of curry ofen...yours look delecious...

  5. Dhal looks great and nutritious... Gotta make some dishes from her blog... Nice clicks...

  6. Wow looks yummy..Great combo :)

  7. woo cabbage in Chana Dal. Love the way u made it. I wish I cld have rt now with some hot rice and pickle OMG!

  8. And, u have nice long hair Parita. nice profile snap. u look good :).

  9. Thank you all for your wonderful words :)

    @Vishali thanks, nobody ever commented on my profile picture before :)

  10. Love the combination..Comforting food offcourse

  11. Yummy dish, love cabbage and dal together, delicious combination!

  12. Nice recipe parita.So comforting.

  13. hey looks really very yummy....

  14. Cabbage in chana dal is a lovely combo! I love the way you presented and I am craving for that food.....Hey, that plate is beautiful!:D

  15. Cabbage in chana dal sauce sounds like a really yum and interesting combination. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leading me to yours, you have a wonderful space!

  16. wow wow.....this sounds wonderful......

  17. This looks delicious, Parita. I'm glad you enjoyed Lisa's blog and recipes.
    Thanks for participating in T&T.

  18. Hi Parita,

    Thanks a lot for participating in T&T April. I hope you had fun and will take up the challenge again this month :-)
    Dal looks fantastic :-)

  19. These type of curries are my mom's and my favorite... First time here.. Shall keep visiting


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