Make this Mustard Greens-Cabbage Kootu if you want to include some
healthy green in your diet. This vegetarian/vegan lenti soup with
yellow lentils is a healthy and easy recipe.
Mustard greens, like collard and kale, help lower cholesterol. They
contain glucosinolates, which are phytonutrients that protect against
Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20
3/4 cups chana dal (split bengal gram/yellow lentils)
1 cup cabbage, chopped
1 cup mustard greens, chopped fine
1 cup potatoes, cut into small cubes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp chana dal (yellow lentils)
2 tsp toor dal (spli red gram/lentil)
3 tsp dhania (coriander seeds)
5-6 red chillies
Asafoetida powder (hing), a pinch
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
Cook the dal in the pressure
cooker with 2 cups of
water and turmeric
powder for 3-4 whistles.
In a saucepan, add the cabbage, mustard greens, and
potatoes with 2
cups water, salt and turmeric powder, and cook on medium heat until
For the kootu masala, add the oil in a small pan, and
saute the toor
dal, chana dal, coriander seeds, and red chillies until golden. Remove
and let cool. Grind into a coarse powder in a small coffee grinder.
Add this kootu masala to the veggies and cook on
medium heat until the
raw flavor is gone.
Mash the chana dal and add to the veggies. Adjust the
salt as needed.
Remove from heat.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a small pan, and add the mustard
seeds. When they
start popping add them to the mustard greens-cabbage kootu.
Place the kootu back on the heat and let it come to a
boil and remove