Cabbage Pakoda

Pakodas don’t always have to be onion-based. Here is an irresistibly crunchy and excitingly flavoured pakoda made with cabbage.

Cabbage and coriander, held together with besan and spiced with chilli powder, make awesome pakodas, which taste great with green chutney. Serve the Cabbage Pakodas hot and fresh, with a cup of steaming tea .

Do not add too much water while mixing the ingredients because cabbage will also slowly let out water if you have shredded it thinly. That, along with a tablespoon or two of water, is enough to bind the batter. If the batter becomes watery, the pakodas won’t be crunchy enough.

This video will help you understand the right consistency of the dough and the texture of the pakodas.

Khichdi Pakodas , Stuffed Methi Paneer Pakoda , Stuffed Spinach Pakoda also make a tasty accompaniment to a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Cabbage Pakoda

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Cabbage Pakoda recipe - How to make Cabbage Pakoda

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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2 cups thinly shredded cabbage
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
green chutney

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with approx. 2 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into hot oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  3. Serve immediately with green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy137 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates11.4 g
Fiber4.3 g
Fat8.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium25.7 mg
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Cabbage Pakoda
 on 29 Jul 21 06:39 AM

Tarla Dalal
29 Jul 21 01:55 PM
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Cabbage Pakoda
 on 20 Apr 21 08:09 PM

Quick, tastes lovely
Tarla Dalal
21 Apr 21 04:20 PM
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Cabbage Pakoda
 on 10 Sep 19 04:57 PM

supeb test & easy to make
Cabbage Pakoda
 on 25 Aug 18 10:58 PM

Most of my childhood memory includes getting yelled at by my mother and eat your veggies; but I used to pay no heed to it. However, as time passes, most of us come around to eating vegetables as we are aware of the countless benefits they have for our health. Cabbage is especially one of the world''''s most nutrient dense vegetables readily available for us to enjoy, rich in essential vitamins such as C, B6, K, saturated fat, thiamin, calcium, iron, magnesium phosphorus and a good source of dietary fibers. But I never liked any cabbage recipe other than in noodles. Thanks for sharing this delicious preparation.
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Tarla Dalal
27 Aug 18 08:55 AM
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Cabbage Pakoda
 on 15 Sep 16 02:41 PM

This recipe of cabbage pakoda is very different from the usual one. They look so similar to onion pakodas and the mouth feel is also similar. Made very quickly, this recipe is very delicious and exactly the way i like it. They are my favourite.