How to Make Cabbage Fritters (Pakoras)

Updated on June 18, 2020
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Cabbage fritters (pakoras)
Cabbage fritters (pakoras)

Crispy Pakoras in 20 Minutes

Cabbage pakoras are one of my all-time favorite teatime snacks. Their distinct aroma and flavor make them simply scrumptious.

The recipe is quick and easy to make, and the results are super tasty and satisfying.

Let me share the detailed recipe now.

5 stars for Cabbage Fritters (Pakoras)

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: A bowl full of pakoras

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly julienned or chopped
  • 1/2 cup gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1-2 teaspoons rice flour
  • 1 small green chili, finely chopped
  • 6–8 curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon hot oil, for the dough
  • 2 pinches asafoetida (hing powder)
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • oil for deep-frying

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add chopped cabbage, chickpea flour (besan), rice flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, chopped green chilies, chopped curry leaves, asafetida (hing) powder, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add hot oil to the mixture and mix once again.
  3. Combine the ingredients by adding water little by little to get a pliable, firm batter (see photo).
  4. Pinch out small portions of the mixture and gently slide each portion into the hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally to ensure uniform frying on all sides.
  5. When they become golden brown, transfer them to a plate lined with an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the same process with the rest of the batter.
  6. Serve hot cabbage fritters with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Enjoy the taste!

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Step one: Put all the dry ingredients into a wide mixing bowl.Step two: Add hot oil and mix.Step three: Add cabbage, chopped ginger, and chopped green chilies. Step four: Combine, adding water little by little to get a thick, firm, and pliable mix.Step five: Pinch out small portions and slide them into the hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally to ensure uniform frying.Step six: Transfer the cooked pakoras to a plate lined with an absorbent paper. Serve hot or warm pakoras with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Enjoy the taste!
Step one: Put all the dry ingredients into a wide mixing bowl.
Step one: Put all the dry ingredients into a wide mixing bowl.
Step two: Add hot oil and mix.
Step two: Add hot oil and mix.
Step three: Add cabbage, chopped ginger, and chopped green chilies.
Step three: Add cabbage, chopped ginger, and chopped green chilies.
Step four: Combine, adding water little by little to get a thick, firm, and pliable mix.
Step four: Combine, adding water little by little to get a thick, firm, and pliable mix.
Step five: Pinch out small portions and slide them into the hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally to ensure uniform frying.
Step five: Pinch out small portions and slide them into the hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally to ensure uniform frying.
Step six: Transfer the cooked pakoras to a plate lined with an absorbent paper.
Step six: Transfer the cooked pakoras to a plate lined with an absorbent paper.
Serve hot or warm pakoras with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Enjoy the taste!
Serve hot or warm pakoras with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Enjoy the taste!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 122
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 32 mg1%
* 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.

© 2017 ShailaSheshadri

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