firstly, in a kadai take ½ cup moong dal soaked for 30 minutes.
add 2 cup water, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
cook till the dal is half cooked.
further, add 2 cup finely chopped cabbage, few curry leaves and ¼ tsp turmeric.
mix well and cover and boil for 10 minutes.
now in a blender take ½ cup coconut, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp soaked rice and 2 chilli.
add ½ cup water and blend to smooth paste.
add in prepared masala paste to the mixture, ¾ tsp salt, ½ cup water and mix well.
cover and cook for 10 minutes or till coconut gets cooked completely.
now prepare the tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
add 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, few curry leaves, a pinch of hing and 1 dried red chilli.
all the tempering to splutter and pour over kootu. mix well.
finally, serve cabbage kootu / cabbage dal with hot steamed rice.