Red cabbage chutney /thuvayal

Thuvayal or chutney is very popular side dish in tamil nadu. It is made with lentils, bottlegourd, ridge gourd or cabbage. I started buying this red cabbage only after coming to singapore and usually used it in my salads. I once made a simple stir fry, but somehow I did not like the taste. It was quite different from the usual stir fry we do with the green cabbage. I buy it very rarely.

When I bought it this time, I was wondering what to do with it. I suddenly remembered a hot chutney with green cabbage , my friend made for me once. And then I got the idea of making thuvayal /chutney with it. I knew it was going to be good. It tasted really nice and I think I am going to do this whenever I buy this one.

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Red cabbage chutney /thuvayal Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the red chillies,tuvar dal and channa dal. Stir till they turn golden brown. Then add the chopped cabbage. Keep stirring till it cooks well. Add little salt. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Cool a bit and grind it to a coarse paste sprinkling a little water before grinding. Season with mustard seeds and asafoetida. Mix well.
  2. You can have this with rice, chapatis , dosas etc.
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  1. Taste of Mysore

    Cabbage chutney! did not think of making chutney with it. Looks good in the pic 🙂

  2. Priya Suresh

    Delicious n eyecatching dish with lovely colour.

  3. Chutney sounds yumm.

  4. Coincidence!!! I have cabbage thogayal on my blog too.

  5. Oh wow cabbage chutney! Just look at that wonderful colour 🙂

    Rosie x

  6. I have never eaten red cabbage chutney .. looks good to me

  7. Awesome color. Healthy and yummy looking recipe. If u r intrested you can send this to FIC-Purple or Black i think.

  8. I usually make a poriyal with it and we like that.. nice to know that this chutney tastes even better. Will give it a try next time.

  9. Ramya Vijaykumar

    Never made chutney with cabbage and this color is my fav… noval idea…

  10. Colorful chutney. Never thought of making chutney with cabbage. Nice recipe.

  11. After the soup, i ended up making cabbage chutney! The color is amazing, right? My version is little different, good one Sowmy!

  12. Mahimaa's kitchen

    very new to me.. i always wanted to try mixed veg chutney. i will use this as the base recipe.

  13. wow, what a nice color to a chutney! Looks so spicy and good Sowmya!

  14. I saw it first time..but surely try once.!

  15. Sowmi, I must salute you girl!! This is getting adventurous:) A purple thuvaiyal was least expected, but is most welcome! Maybe we should come up with really different colors:) Thanks!

  16. I too make cabbage thogoyal with the green one. shall try with purple one. As u said, the stir fry didnot go well with me too. I make rice and soup with those.

    Loved the color of ur thogayal. Very inviting.

  17. wow thats the first time iam seeing such a chutney, very innovative!


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