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A simple pakoda recipe made using shredded cabbage and deep fried…
Recipe type: Indian Snacks
Cuisine: North Indian
Serves: 3-4
  • 2 medium size bowls of shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium size onion very finely sliced or shredded
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • 6 tbsp besan/chickpea flour
  • salt – to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • ¼ tsp dhania powder/roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • cooking soda – a pinch
  • ½ tsp ajwain/carom seeds
  • 1 tbsp water appox… to knead the pakoda batter
other ingredients:
  • oil for deep frying
  1. Firstly, in a mixing bowl, add the shredded cabbage, add the shredded onions, rice flour, chick pea flour/besan.
  2. Into it add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, cooking soda.
  3. Also add carom seeds/ajwain, 1 tsp oil and knead the mixture well with hands.
  4. Add or sprinkle few drops of water and knead well.
  5. Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  6. Take a portion of the cabbage pakoda batter with the help of fingers, press and flatten a bit and drop them in oil one by one.
  7. Deep fry them until golden brown on all sides.
  8. Take the fried pakodas out.
  9. Serve them on a tissue paper.
  10. Serve them hot with tea or chutney!!!
1. Never add too much of water into the pakoda batter.
2.Always sprinkle water in the form of drops and knead.
3.Adding water in more quantity spoils the texture of the pakodas.
4.Adding rice flour gives crispy touch to the pakoda.