Mini Cabbage Vadas

The mildly pungent aroma and flavour of cabbage fits very well into vadas. Combined with a dough of soaked urad dal, along with other flavour enhancers, it makes a crispy south Indian treat that will be loved by all.

When shaped in a convenient size, the Mini Cabbage Vadas are ideal for serving to kids, or as a starter in a party.

Just make sure you make the vadas as soon as you add the salt, lest the cabbage starts letting out water and the dough becomes watery.

Also try other vadas like Mirchi Vada , Sabudana Vada and Kalmi Vada .

Mini Cabbage Vadas

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Mini Cabbage Vadas recipe - How to make Mini Cabbage Vadas

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20Makes 20 vadas
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3/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

  1. Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in a deep bowl in enough water for at least 1 hour. Drain well.
  2. Combine the urad dal, green chillies, asafoetida and ½ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  3. Transfer the batter in a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix very well.
  4. Wet your hand. Take a portion of the mixture in your hand.
  5. Make a hole in the centre with your thumb.
  6. Heat oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, slide and drop the vada in hot oil and deep-fry till it turns golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 19 more mini cabbage vadas.
  8. Drain on an absorbent paper.


Mini Cabbage Vadas
 on 13 Jan 19 07:00 PM

When I tried to make it but it has become paste not like a dough could not make it please help
Cabbage Vadas ( Tiffin Treats for Kids )
 on 03 Apr 15 04:36 PM

Crispy soft cabbage vadas, with loads of cabbage, which makes it healthy, and tasty also. My family loves this during tea time.
Cabbage Vadas ( Tiffin Treats for Kids )
 on 03 Jul 13 03:37 PM

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Cabbage Vadas ( Tiffin Treats for Kids )
 on 11 Feb 13 11:12 PM

Good novel idea and different taste