Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cabbage pakoda/Crunchy, crisp cabbage fritters

These are easily some of the best pakodas that I've made. Easy to make, these deep fried delights stay crisp and crunchy for a really long time. The only major chore involved is chopping cabbage, which I am usually not too fond of, but the recent addition of a chopper to my kitchen makes this snack a breeze to make.

What you need :
Cabbage - a small one, chopped thin and long (I measured and got approximately 4 heaped cups of cabbage)
Gram flour/besan - 1 cup (approx)
Rice flour - 2-3 tbsp
Red chilli powder - to taste
Salt - to taste
Onion - 1/4 cup, chopped fine
Ajwain/carom seeds - 1 tsp (optional. I am fond of the flavor and tend to throw this in wherever I can)
Oil - for deep frying

Take the chopped cabbage in a bowl. Sprinkle salt over it and leave aside for 10 minutes. The cabbage would have released quite a bit of water in this time. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well to form a thick dough. You will not need to add any extra water, but if you feel that your dough is too dry and crumbly, sprinkle a tiny bit of water and mix until it reaches a thick, just moistened consistency.
Heat oil in a kadai. Pinch out small bits of the dough and deep fry on medium heat until well browned and crisp. Drain on to a paper towel.
Serve with ketchup or chutney.

This is my second entry to Week 3 or Blogging Marathon #53 under the theme Fritters.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM


Srivalli said...

I love the cabbage in the pakodas..give a good crunch!

Padmajha PJ said...

That's a nice fritter with cabbage...

Usha said...

Pakoda look crisp & tasty. Perfect for a rainy day with s cup of tea.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, dangerously addictive cabbage pakoda, super crunchy munchies.

sushma said...

NIce and crunchy pakoda

Varadas Kitchen said...

Very interesting recipe. Very new to me.

praba bubesh said...

cabbage pakoda looks very intriguing...crunchy goodness..

Pavani N said...

Yumm, those cabbage pakodas sure look very crispy and crunchy. Perfect tea time snack.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I love cabbage pakoda! A good alternate to eat on days when we don;t eat onions.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Good one, Jayasree. once we made these when we went camping!

Ruchi Indu said...

A very easy fritter recipe. Nice way to include cabbage into the diet.

Archana Potdar said...

Delicious fitters. Graet way to feed reluctant kids veggies.

Sapana Behl said...

I love cabbage pakoras.Those looks yummy.

Chef Mireille said...

perfectly crispy snack!

Sowmya :) said...

That's a very interesting recipe!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Crunchy munchy pakodas! ! Perfect with evening kaapi!!

Mona Kumari said...

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unnatisilks said...

Yummy and crispy pakoda!!! Looks great.
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