This minced meat dish is a good combination for rice based meals with curry like sambhar, rasam etc. Since a good amount of vegetable ( cabbage ) is used, we can be assured that it is a healthy item too. Other vegetables like Ridge gourd, peas, cauliflowers can be substituted for Cabbage.
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
1. Minced Meat : 200 Grams
2. Cabbage : 350 Grams
3. Onion : 2 ( 125 Grams approximate)
4. G Chili : 4 No
5. Ginger : 1/2″ piece one
6. Turmeric Powder : 1 Teaspoon
7. Coriander and Curry leaves : 1 small bunch
8. Grated Coconut : 2 Tablespoon
9. Oil : 1 Tablespoon
10. Salt : 1 Teaspoon
11. Water : 0.5 Cup ( 100 )
Wash the minced meat in water and keep it aside. Chop the cabbage into small pieces and keep them. Onion, G.Chili and Ginger should be cut. Take a pressure cooker and add oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, chili and ginger and fry for a few minutes. Then the curry leaves along with Coriander leaves and the meat can be put. Stir it well adding salt, turmeric powder and water. Pressure cook the content for 7 minutes till the meat is tender. Open the cooker ( when cool ) and add the chopped cabbage and allow it to cook in the remaining water along with the cooked meat etc without closing the lid. The cabbage gets cooked in five minutes and water should be fully absorbed. Finally add the grated coconut and stir for a couple of minutes. Your cabbage minced meat Kootu is ready to be served.