May 11, 2010

Kobichi dal ghalun bhaji (Cabbage-Chana Dal sidedish)

This is a very comfort dish in day to day Maharashtrian meals. Kobi chi bhaji(Cabbage) can be made in variety of ways, adding tomato or green peas. Of all, this one is my and Vikram's favourite.




2 cups cabbage finely chopped

1/2 cup chana dal (split yellow lentil)

Salt to taste

1 cup water


For tempering

1-2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp asafoetida

1-2 green chillies finely chopped

4-5 curry leaves



  1. Finely chop 2 cups of cabbage and wash it thoroughly. Drain off the water. This will remove any strong (उग्र) smell from the cabbage. Soak chana dal in water for 1 hour.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan and add tempering ingredients one by one in order. Fry well so that green chillies change colour.
  3. Drain off the water in chana dal and add it to the saucepan. Sauté well.
  4. Next add the chopped cabbage, salt and mix well so that cabbage gets evenly covered with yellow tempering.
  5. Finally add 1 cup of water, reduce flame to medium and cook covered for 5 min.
  6. Remove the lid and mix well. If necessary add little water and let it cook slowly on low flame for next 8-10 min.
  7. Let it stand for some time before serving. Garnish with coriander and serve with chapati or bhakri.
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Priya said...

Beautiful bhaji, looks awesome and prefect side dish for rotis..

Restless in own skin said...

Majhi aai banvaychi ashi bhaji, mi khup try kela tichya sarkhi vhavi bhaji mhanun, but no luck... Till I tried ur recipe yesterday.... :) and it turned out exactly as mom used to make.... A big, big, big....rather a HUGE thanks...

Tanmaya Kulkarni said...

Hi There,
Glad that you liked it. Me tula kaay wattay te samju shakte, me suddha hi bhaji aaikadunach shikli ahe.

Keep coming back and post your suggestions :)

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