Cabbage Pakoda/Fritters are a lip smacking favorite rainy day snack in India.Having them with a cup of hot steaming coffee is a perfect evening snack on a rainy day.This deep fried cabbage fritter is also a party favorite.
It is made with finely shredded cabbage mixed with onions and bound together with a batter of chick pea and rice flour and flavored with spices & seasoning and deep fried to a golden brown.
What is a Pakora/Pakoda?
A Fritter or Pakora/vada, as we call it in India, is a fried food usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables or other ingredients.
Fritters are prepared in both sweet and savory varieties.
The savory ones are the rainy day favorites.
Pakoras/Fritters/Vada can have any vegetable as a filling, the most common ones in Indian cooking are potato, cabbage, onions, spinach, cauliflower, courgettes, zucchini, eggplant, chick pea and long green chilies.
The sweet ones are made for festivals and celebrations.The festive sweet fritters are made with wheat and sweetened with sugar or jaggery.
The Back Story
It seems like the April showers never left us even in the month of May. What better than a plate full of crispy cabbage fritters with a cup of piping hot coffee on a cold rainy day.
Our temperatures have been all over the place, this season.Nothing a spicy hot cabbage fritter can’t fix. Dipping them in tomato ketchup or hot chili sauce, comfortably seated on the couch ,in Pj’s and watching movies on Netflix, seems like a perfect plan for a rainy evening.
There are some foods that will magically transform your thoughts to happy memories from the past, this one is one of them!
Pakora’s/Fritters irrespective of what vegetable they are made from, have always been a staple during rainy weather.
Be it sharing an umbrella with friends and eating them from a food cart as a student, or stepping into home fully soaked in rain, only to smell the delicious aroma of fried fritters fill your senses, the pakoras/fritters always won!
Cabbage Fritters/Pakora Recipe
- Amount Per ServingCalories234
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 1g 2%
- Saturated Fat 1g 5%
- Sodium 307mg 13%
- Potassium 219mg 7%
- Total Carbohydrate 52g 18%
- Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
- Sugars 9g
- Protein 4g 8%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
More Cabbage Recipes from our site
Here is a list of our recipes, with cabbage, where we have made the best use of our seasonal produce of the month, to meal plan smartly. You can do the same too, by incorporating the dishes in your weekly meal plan and saving time.money and stress.
- Cabbage (Green/White) Stir Fry/Poriyal
- Cabbage Fritters/Pakoda
- Cabbage/ Red/Purple stir fry
- Bok Choy Kootu
- In Thai Spring Rolls
The Bottom Line
Try our Cabbage Fritters today and give us your feedback on how it turned out for you. Be it deep frying or with your air fryer, it sure will keep you warm and happy.A perfect rainy day or cold weather snack!
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Indian cooking is all about using the right spices in the right way. To make it easy for you ,we have our E-Book : A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Indian Spices, you can get it here.