Cabbage moong dal curry

 cabbage curry

 Cabbage is a vegetable most of the people do not like, but cooked with the correct blend of indian spices tastes wonderful. Traditional south indian cooks are experts in making any vegetable taste good. Here is a  simple recipe  with cabbage and moong dal.


  1. Cabbage – 1 (medium)
  2. Moong dal/pesarapappu – 1cup
  3. Ginger -1″ piece
  4. Green chillies – 4
  5. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  6. Curry leaves – few
  7. Oil – 2tsp
  8. Salt to taste


  • Soak moong dal in water for 15min.
  • Chop the cabbage  into fine pieces.  
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a pan add mustard seeds,ginger pieces,green chillies and curry leaves.
  • After the mustard seeds starts spluttering add the cabbage and salt by adding 1/2cup of water and cook till the cabbage is soft.
  • Now add the soaked moong dal and mix well with cabbage & cook till all the water evaporates.
  •  This curry tastes good with rice or chapathis.


  • U can do all this process in pressure pan too for  about 2 whistles or so.
  • Adding ginger is a must as the raw smell of cabbage is gone with the use of ginger.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Hi
    Yes, many people deosn`t like cabbage. Even I come under the same category 🙂 . But my mom always forced me to eat this vegetable as its healthy. Aftet marriage, I escaped from eating this vegetable. But now I realized that, if cooked properly it do taste good. I started cooking cabbage (very recently) with tomato….rarely though.
    My mom prepares cabbage sanagapappu koora with some spices. Have no idea of the recipe. But she always says chapathi n cabbage sanagapappu koora is a great combo.
    Good day!


  2. Posted by madhoori on March 1, 2007 at 10:29 am


    I too come under the category of not liking some of the veggies like cabbage and radish.But after i started cooking and doing experiments i started liking them and strange thing is those have become regular veggies in my home nowadays.
    Thanku for sharing your views.


  3. I never liked the cabbage my father licked the cabbage


  4. it very good it tastes better


  5. I hate the cabbage


  6. wats up . wanna die


  7. Posted by Anusha on October 27, 2010 at 11:19 am


    My mom used to prepare this curry. Remembering the taste of it, I googled to find the recipe and found here. In adition to this, I have added onion and tomato. It came out good. 🙂 thankyou for the post. 🙂


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