May 25, 2007

Dal Powder & Cabbage Fry (With Dal Powder)

Normally I used to do cabbage fry with onions and green chillies as plain and some times with moong dal,"Cabbage Moongdal Fry". Once my friend Tanuja told me about this recipe. i tried her variation, hmmm....its yummy and wonderful taste. Normally when we prepare a fry dish, will use it as a side dish and will prepare one more curry or sambar like..., but this recipe is a fry but need not to prepare any other curry etc., . Because when we use this dal powder, we can mix with rice as a curry. In preparation, this is fry type, but in use this is curry type. Just give a try, then let you know. This powder, I prepared and store in a air tight container. We can use this powder in any other fry like Bhendi fry, palak fry and also you can use as combo for Idlis. Thanks Tanu. First I will give the details of dal powder.

Dal Powder:
Prep: 3mts
Cuisine: Andhra

1 cup chutney dal(putnala pappu)
1/2 cup coriander seeds (dhania)
3 dry red chillies
1 tsp salt

1. Take all the above ingredients into a blender, make a smooth powder.

2. Store in a air tight container and use for any vegetable fry.

Cabbage Fry:
Prep : 10mts
Cooking time: 15mts
Cuisine : Andhra

1 shredded medium size cabbage
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustards
few curry leaves
4 green chillies (slit them length wise)
1 tsp ginger juliens
1 tsp garlic juliens
1 chopped big onion
a pinch of turmeric powder
2 tbsp dal powder (above)
salt as per taste
Fresh shredded coconut for garnish (optional)

1. Heat oil, add jeera and mustards, let them pop, add ginger and garlic juliens, saute for few seconds.

2. Add curry leaves, green chillies and chopped onions, fry till transparent.

3. Add turmeric powder, mix, add shredded cabbage, mix, covered, stirring, cook for 5 minutes.

4. Add above dal powder and salt, mix, covered, cook for more 5 minutes. Adjust salt and turn off the heat. Garnish with fresh shredded coconut.

Note: Be careful about adding salt in the curry, because salt is already added in dal powder.
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  1. Jyothi, any name for this kaaram/podi in Telugu? Is it sambaar kaaram? But I don't think so, it sounds new to me.

  2. Hi Jyothi,
    Good work. You are preparing great variety of curries and fries. Giving some different methods of preparing the usual vegetables and they are also easy to make. I tried a few recipes from ur blog and they all turned out well. Nice job and thanks for all the recipes.

  3. Hey, thanks for Dal pd recipe.I bought a pack of dal pd from the Indian store and loved it.Now I can make my own!:))
    Looks delicious,thanks again.

  4. that dal powder sounds great, no roasting involved, right?
    cabbage fry looks yummy, nice one jyothi!

  5. Love all these veggie recipes, Jyothi..