Cabbage Fritters (Vada) Recipe
Cabbage fritters, popularly known as cabbage vada, are a perfect evening snack for those cold and chilly days. The combination of split chickpeas (Bengal gram), vegetables, and spices give these fritters a unique flavor. It is a sought-after party snack, too.
I used grated carrot, cabbage, onion, and ginger, along with ground chickpeas. All of these ingredients are excellent sources of nutrients, iron, and fiber; hence, eating these delicious appetizers every once in a while will benefit your health in addition to satisfying your snack cravings.
- 1 1/4 heaped cup split chickpeas (Bengal gram), soaked in water for 2 hours
- 1/2 cup cabbage, grated or finely chopped
- 1/8 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1/8 cup carrot, grated
- 1/4 cup curry leaves and coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 3 green chilis
- 1/4 inch ginger
- 1 dry red chili
- oil, for deep frying
- 1 teaspoon salt, or as per taste
- Wash split chickpeas (Bengal gram) in water. Soak in fresh water for 2 hours. Drain the water and set aside.
- In a grinder, add soaked chickpeas, dry red chili, green chili, ginger, and salt. Make a coarse or near-smooth paste. Do not add water while grinding. Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl.
- In the same bowl, add chopped onion, carrot, cabbage, chopped curry leaves, and coriander leaves. Mix well. Check for salt. Add salt, if needed. The batter should be thick, not watery.
- Heat oil for deep-frying. Take a lemon-sized ball of batter in your fingers. Make it round and then flatten into a disc (refer to the picture). Drop the disc into the hot oil. You can fry 7–8 fritters at a time.
- Adjust the heat to medium-high. Occasionally turn the fritters, so that they cook uniformly on all sides.
- Remove them from the oil when they turn golden brown and place them on a paper towel. Repeat the process for the remaining batter.
- Cabbage fritters are ready to serve! Serve them hot with coconut chutney or tomato sauce. Enjoy!
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|Serving size: 100g|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Carbohydrates 9 g||3%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|