Cabbage Chana Dal Sabzi

Cabbage Chana Dal Sabzi is a simple sabzi made with cabbage, soaked chana dal and spices. This sabzi pairs well with soft, hot chapatis.  Cabbage chana dal sabzi with chapatis also makes for a healthy lunch box recipe. Here goes the recipe for this sabzi:


½ kg cabbage, shredded (patta gobi)
½ cup split Bengal gram (chana dal)
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped (pyaaz)
1 tomato, finely chopped (tamatar)
1 tbsp oil (tel)
1 tsp mustard seeds (rai / sarso)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
½ tsp asafoetida (hing)
few curry leaves (kadi patta)
3 to 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (lehsun)
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp red chilly powder (laal mirch)
½ tsp garam masala
3 to 4 tbsp fresh grated coconut (nariyal)
salt as per taste (namak)

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Cabbage Chana Dal Sabzi


  • Wash and soak chana dal in water for an hour.
  • Wash and shred the cabbage and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves and chopped garlic.
  • Saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and saute for a minute.
  • Next, add chopped tomato and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the soaked chana dal and mix well.
  • Now, add shredded cabbage, mix well. 
  • Add turmeric powder, salt and give a quick mix.   
  • Cover the pan and let the vegetables cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan.
  • By now, the chana dal and cabbage have cooked well.
  • Add chilly powder, garam masala, grated coconut and mix.
  • Cover the pan and cook for another 2 minutes. 
  • Cabbage chana dal sabzi is ready to be served with hot chapatis.



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