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spicy cabbage chutney for idli, dosa and uttapam

4 from 6 votes
total time:
25minutes

cabbage pachadi recipe with step by step photos – south indian recipe of a spicy and tangy chutney made with cabbage (patta gobi).

cabbage chutney recipe

cabbage is one of those veggies that is either liked or hated. luckily in my home we do like cabbage and hence i have been able to share some cabbage recipes on the blog like:

in some recipes the taste and texture of cabbage is felt distinctly. but in some recipes, you will not even know that its made from cabbage. this chutney is one of those recipes. in fact it tastes similar to mango chutney. tamarind is added to the chutney and this gives it a sour taste. the recipe is also a no onion garlic recipe. taking veggies in the form of chutneys is a good way to include them in your food.

this cabbage chutney can be served with idli or dosa or uttapams. you can also serve it a side chutney along with dal-rice or sambar-rice. in fact you can also just have it with steamed rice or rice gruel (porridge) and some roasted papads by the side.

if you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check:

cabbage chutney recipe below:

cabbage pachadi recipe, cabbage chutney recipe
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cabbage pachadi recipe

spicy cabbage chutney for idli, dosa and uttapam
course condiment, side dish
cuisine south indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 4 to 5
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for cooking cabbage:

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (til ka tel)
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (split and husked black gram)
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal (split and husked bengal gram)
  • 2.5 cups roughly chopped cabbage (patta gobi)
  • 1 to 3 green chilies (hari mirch)
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves or 1 sprig curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • salt as required

other ingredients for cabbage chutney:

  • 1 teaspoon tamarind (imli)
  • ⅓ to ½ cup water for grinding chutney

for tempering cabbage chutney:

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sesame oil (til ka tel)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 or 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)

how to make cabbage pachadi recipe

cooking cabbage:

  1. heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a frying pan. add 1 teaspoon urad dal and 1 teaspoon chana dal.
  2. saute the lentils on a low flame till they turn golden and fragrant. take care not to burn them.
  3. add green chilies. i added 2 green chilies and it made the pachadi spicy. for less spiciness you can add 1 green chili. for a more spicy chutney, you can even add 3 green chilies.
  4. next add 10 to 12 curry leaves. stir and mix..
  5. add 2.5 cups roughly chopped cabbage. if you want you can even blanch the cabbage in hot boiling water for 5 minutes. strain and then add.
  6. season with salt as per taste. mix very well.
  7. cover the pan with its lid and cook the cabbage on a low flame for 9 to 10 minutes. in between do check while the cabbage is cooking. stir and again cover & cook.
  8. the cabbage should be half cooked or almost cooked. there should be a slight crunch in them. do not cook them completely. let the cabbage mixture become warm or cool down.

grinding:

  1. now add the cabbage mixture in a grinder jar. add 1 teaspoon tamarind.
  2. add 1/3 to 1/2 cup water and grind to a smooth chutney.
  3. remove the chutney in a bowl. do scrape of all the chutney sticking at the bottom and sides of the mixer jar and add it in the bowl.

tempering cabbage chutney:

  1. heat 1 to 2 teaspoons sesame oil in the same pan or in another pan. lower the flame and add 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  2. when the mustard seeds finish crackling, add a pinch of asafoetida and 1 or 2 red chilies.
  3. stir and mix well.
  4. add the tempering mixture to the ground cabbage chutney. mix well.
  5. serve cabbage chutney with idli or plain dosa or uttapam.

recipe notes

few tips for making cabbage chutney recipe:
  1. do not over cook the cabbage (patta gobi).
  2. you can also use dry red chilies instead of green chilies.
  3. you can reduce green chilies for less spiciness.
  4. this cabbage chutney goes very well with idli and sada dosa (plain dosa). it can also be served with steamed rice.

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how to make cabbage chutney or cabbage pachadi recipe:

1. heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a frying pan. add 1 teaspoon urad dal and 1 teaspoon chana dal.

urad dal for cabbage pachadi recipe

2. saute the lentils on a low flame.

dal for cabbage pachadi recipe

3. saute till they turn golden and fragrant. take care not to burn them.

dal for cabbage chutney recipe

4. add green chilies. i added 2 green chilies and it made the pachadi spicy. for less spiciness you can add 1 green chili. for a more spicy chutney, you can even add 3 green chilies.

chilli for cabbage chutney recipe

5. next add 10 to 12 curry leaves. stir and mix.

curry leaves for cabbage chutney recipe

6. add 2.5 cups roughly chopped cabbage. if you want you can even blanch the cabbage in hot boiling water for 5 minutes. strain and then add.

cabbage to make cabbage chutney recipe

7. season with salt as per taste.

salt to make cabbage pachadi recipe

8. mix very well.

making cabbage pachadi recipe

9. cover the pan with its lid and cook the cabbage on a low flame for 9 to 10 minutes. in between do check while the cabbage is cooking. stir and again cover & cook.

making cabbage pachadi recipe

10. the cabbage should be half cooked or almost cooked. there should be a slight crunch in them. do not cook them completely. let the cabbage mixture become warm or cool down.

cabbage mixture for cabbage pachadi recipe

11. now add the cabbage mixture in a grinder jar. add 1 teaspoon tamarind.

cabbage mixture for cabbage pachadi recipe

12. add ⅓ to ½ cup water and grind to a smooth chutney.

making cabbage pachadi recipe

13. remove the chutney in a bowl. do scrape of all the chutney sticking at the bottom and sides of the mixer jar and add it in the bowl.

preparing cabbage pachadi recipe

14. heat 1 to 2 teaspoons sesame oil in the same pan or in another pan. lower the flame and add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

preparing cabbage pachadi recipe

15. when the mustard seeds finish crackling, add a pinch of asafoetida/hing and 1 or 2 red chilies.

preparing cabbage pachadi recipe

16. stir and mix well.

preparing cabbage pachadi recipe

17. add the tempering mixture to the ground cabbage chutney. mix well.

cabbage pachadi recipe, cabbage chutney recipe

18. serve cabbage chutney with idli or dosa or uttapam.

cabbage pachadi recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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16 comments/reviews

  1. Hi dassana,
    I made it with a smaller batch since at home nobody likes cabbage based sabzis much, but I have been asked to make this chutney again soon. This is another one of your recipes that took me by total surprise. I think now I’ll try other chutneys also..

    • thanks a lot ruchi. this cabbage chutney does not taste like its made from cabbage and it is one of its specialties. there is one more recipe of cabbage which is delicious and difficult to guess if cabbage has been added to it. its cabbage dal (cabbage kootu). you can check the recipe here – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/cabbage-kootu-recipe-cabbage-dal/

      sure, do try the other chutney recipes too.

  2. Hi,,
    Made this cabbage chutney/pachadi just now for dinner and had it with Methi parathas.It’s really awesome in taste and hardly any one guessed it rightly.The only difference is that my chutney color turned out brown and not whitish/creamish as in ur pic. But as far as taste is concerned it’s very delicious (doesn’t matter wot color it turned out)
    The crunchiness of the chana and urad dal is like another topping in itself.Also the pungent flavour of cabbage is not there.
    From now onwards this chutney would b a regular in my Menu and in front of guests too.?
    I would insist everyone who visits this page to try and go for this chutney.
    Thanxs for making me known some unknown and out of the box recipe like this.

    • agree ruchi, no one can guess that cabbage is added in the chutney recipe. you are right, color does not matter. what matters is the taste.

      this chutney is also a regular at my place. even i feel that readers should try this recipe. its so good. you can also try cabbage kootu recipe. in this recipe also the presence of cabbage is not much felt. cabbage kootu is also a regular dish at home.

      and lastly thanks for the awesome feedback.

  3. Hii Dassanna,
    Of late,i m referring ur website for many doubts of mine and liked ur step wise pictorial description of the dishes too.it makes all the more easier to make a dish.
    U merely make a complicated dish too look like a simple recipe with ur excellent do and don’ts and other recipe notes.
    I already tried Rajma bhaji,gobi 65 and some masalas likes Chaat masala,biryani masala,pav Bhajiwali masala etc,which turned out exceptionally too good and aromatic.Just forgot to buy ready-made from shops after making them at home.?
    Soon will try baked items like pav,bread,cakes and cookies too.

    I was totally bowled out when I saw a chutney recipe coming out of a vegetable like cabbage which is mostly less liked.Will surely try this soon too.Just hav a doubt b4 trying a hand on it,
    whether if I can use ordinary cooking oil instead of sesame oil for the recipe?
    Kindly pls let me know.
    Thanxs alot and salute to ur passion of cooking and sharing perfectly with everyone.?

    • thanks a lot pretty for this lovely feedback. glad that you liked the recipes which you have tried so far. do try the baked recipes also.

      the cabbage chutney is awesome, if i say so. its damn good. you can use any oil like sunflower or peanut oil.

  4. Brilliant recepie Dear Dassana di…I never thought patta gobhi can turn to such delicious dish….nobody loves cabbage in our family…specially my mom ..but what a surprise. ..she loved ur pachadi?..when I made it.. keep posting fantastic recepies….May GOD bless u always?

    • thanks a lot samreen for this comment as well as for your kind wishes. thats the beauty and the surprise element of this recipe. i will share one more cabbage recipe along the same lines.

      • Sure…I’ll be waiting for ur next cabbage recepie??

  5. What can be used instead of Imli?

    • there is no substitute for imli. other sour ingredients that you can use are dry mango powder or lemon juice. but with both the taste will change.

  6. I want to try

  7. Wow my hubby is big fan of cabbage will definitely try this out

    • do try niyathi.

  8. Brilliant recipe…. Have to try it soon ?

    • thanks nikitha, try soon and let us know your views.

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