Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi

Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi

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This is typical south indian everyday subzi. Soaked chana dal and shredded cabbage, tempered traditionally and garnished with grated coconut. The cabbage and chana dal subzi is an easy, no-fuss preparation. You can prepare other veggies like carrots, french beans, broad beans and even beetroot in a similar way. Likewise, you can use soaked moong dal too instead of chana dal for a change.

Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi recipe - How to make Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Soak the chana dal in enough water in a bowl for 30 minutes and drain well.
  2. Boil a vesselful of water, add the chana dal and blanch it in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, discard the water and keep the chana dal aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the green chillies and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Add the cabbage, chana dal, turmeric powder and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the coconut, coriander and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy159 cal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrates11.2 g
Fiber4.5 g
Fat10.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium22.3 mg


Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 05 Nov 19 08:28 PM

Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 22 Nov 18 07:25 AM

WOW. So simple, yet so flavorful and satisfying. Pressure cooking amplified the natural sweetness of the cabbage. I could eat this every day!
Tarla Dalal
22 Nov 18 09:15 AM
   Hi Rheny, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 08 Sep 17 12:12 PM

This came out well. Simple and quick.
Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 12 Nov 13 03:29 PM

really helpful for a beginners like us...thank u :)
Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 12 Aug 13 01:12 PM

What an awesome subzi. Great to have chana dal tossed into cabbage which is stir fried with grated coconut. Mildly spiced and easy to make.
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