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Cabbage Paruppu Usili (Cabbage Veg with a Lentil Crumble)

Cabbage Paruppu Usili (Cabbage Veg with a Lentil Crumble)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 90

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 100

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • 1. ½ nos. cabbage finely chopped.

  • 2. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

  • 3. Red chilly – 2-3 nos. broken into pieces

  • 4. Salt as per taste

  • 5. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

  • 6. Oil – 2 tsps

  • 7. Curry leaves – one sprig

  • 8. Water to cook the cabbage – ¼ cup

  • 9. 1 cup Tur / Arhar Dal / Tuvara Paruppu (In Tamil) or split pigeon pea (for making the lentil crumble)

  • 10. 1 cup Chana dal (split bengal gram) or Kadalai paruppu in Tamil (for making the lentil crumble)

Directions

  • 01

    To make the lentil crumble

  • 02

    Soak the dals together along with red chillies for atleast an hour.

  • 03

    PS – If you notice in the pic, I have not added red chillies as I have made a basic crumble which I would be adding to 2-3 different vegetables wherein I would have the option of using either green or red chillies.

  • 04

    Discard the water & Grind them coarsely in a mixer grinder.

  • 05

    Grease an idli stand with few drops of oil.

  • 06

    Place the coarsely ground mixture in the idli moulds & steam them for atleast 10 – 15 mins.

  • 07

    Cool the steamed lentil idlis (yes, they will look like that) completely & pulse them in the mixer grinder for a quick second to get a coarse, soft crumble.

  • 08

    Method to make the Cabbage paruppu usili

  • 09

    Heat a kadhai or a thick bottom vessel. Add oil, once it heats, add the mustard seeds, red chillies & curry leaves.

  • 10

    Once the mustard seeds crackle, add turmeric powder & then add the cabbage & stir it well.

  • 11

    Add some water, close the vessel with a lid & cook the cabbage till its almost done.

  • 12

    Add salt & stir well.

  • 13

    Add enough quantity of the lentil crumble. I would ideally add ½ cup of crumble to ½ a cabbage. You can add more or less according to your taste.

  • 14

    Stir once, let it cook a bit on low heat for 5 mins. Switch off the flame & serve it hot with Rasam / Sambar & Rice.

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