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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cabbage thogayal

Thogayal was standard fare while I was growing up, but there were only two kinds of thogayal that we made - coconut and mango. Needless to say, those are my top two favourite thogayals. However, once I started wielding the ladle, true to the name of this blog, I started experimenting with different ingredients and now make thogayals with almost any veggie. The basic recipe is almost always the same.

What you need:
Cabbage - chopped into large chunks - 1.5 cups
Red chilli - 3 or 4 (adjust to taste)
Urad dal - 3 tsp
Tamarind - a small gooseberry sized piece soaked for 5 minutes in just enough water to cover it
Salt
Asafoetida - a little (optional)
Curry leaves - a few sprigs
Oil - 1 tsp

Take the red chillies, curry leaves and dal in a microwaveable bowl. Pour oil over it and heat on high for 2 minutes or until the dal turns reddish. Stir in the cabbage and heat for another 4 minutes. Let it cool completely. Add the other ingredients and blend adding as little water as you possibly can to a coarse paste.This goes best with rice, but can also be enjoyed with dosa/idli.

24 comments:

jayasree said...

I too make cabbage thogayal, but in a slightly different way. I make as side to idli/dosa. I was hesistant to try cabbage in thogayal for the first time but was amazed with the result.

DEESHA said...

lovely .. i love eating cabbage

Happy cook said...

I have neve had cabbage with ramarind in it.
When i was at home we too had cabbage dishes a lot of time especially in out lunch box with rice.

Priya said...

Cabbage thogayal looks yummy, would love to have with dosai n idli..

sowmya said...

wow..your MW version sound good..

Cham said...

Love thogaiyal and i made it recently with cabbage 2, looks great!

sra said...

Ooh, MW chutney, how nice!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new to me.. looks yummmy

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey reg. the bread puttu, it tasted good too.. i liked it.

Uma said...

looks so good.

sansmerci said...

have u tried the same with carrot? i jus love it! will try this too soon..

sansmerci said...

dont u add coconut to it?

raj said...

this looks really interesting!

Nazarina A said...

This is a lovely and healthy dish and you know what they say about cruciferous veggies, great for memory!

Sagari said...

cabbage thogayalll looks goodddd

raj said...

thank you! :) the cookies are AMAZING!

Arundhuti said...

cabbage looks yummy...n thanks for u wishes..:-)

AnuSriram said...

This recipe is one of the easiest and is a good one too.. Looks awesome!

Sharmi said...

never made or tasted this one! Does it taste raw? have to try sometime! looks nice.

Jayashree said...

Sharmi, no it does not taste raw - it loses the cabbagey odour after some time in the mw. Alternately, you can cook it in the pressure cooker too before grinding.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. lokks really nice.. thxs for sharing...

Adlak's tiny world said...

New things always from u.... goes wel with any tiffins. roti or chapaties......

SriLekha said...

it looks delicious!

mitr_bayarea said...

Jayashree-

back here after a long time and catching up on your recipes. Cabbage thogayal is one of my most often cooked dishes, its soe asy to prepare and goes well with many south indian items.