Cabbage Pakoda ~ Cabbage Fritters



This month, for the Shh… Cooking Secretly Challenge, the theme chose was “Fried Snacks”. What better time it could have been! It has been raining cats and dogs back home in India and it was Ramadan during the month, when I guess most of us fry and bake the maximum amount of snacks in a month, more than what is combined during the whole year! πŸ˜‰ I was paired up with Avin, who blogs at “The Yellow Daal” and she gave me the ingredients of besan (chickpea flour) and chillies.


That was quite an easy one, I felt. Using both the ingredients, I made these pakodas with a small piece of cabbage, which was threatening to wilt in the fridge. The best thing about pakoda is that you can make it with any vegetable in your pantry. Since cabbage is a very tasteless vegetable, the pakoda does need a bit of jazzing up in the form of quite a lot of spices! Pakodas are always enjoyed wholeheartedly by the folks, so this did not take time to be cleaned up too. πŸ™‚ Love pakodas? Then here are the others already on the blog:

Chicken Pakoda

Egg Pakoda

Onion Pakodas

Chicken Sausage Pakodas

Masoor Dal Pakodas

Mixed Vegetable Pakoda

Palak Pakoda


Also, do not forget to check out what Avin prepared with the ingredients I have provided for her… πŸ™‚




4.34 from 3 votes

Cabbage Pakoda ~ Cabbage Fritters

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 250 gm cabbage shredded
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 3 green chillies minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • A pinch hing
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 cup chickpea flour besan
  • A pinch baking soda
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water to make batter 1/2 cup approximately
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and add water slowly to make a thick batter.
  • Heat oil till smoking point. When you drop a little of the batter, it will sizzle up.
  • Drop spoonful of the batter into the oil and fry both sides till golden brown and cooked.
  • Serve warm with chai and dipping of choice!


Add water carefully. The batter has to be thick. In case if water goes excess, then add besan till it comes to the correct thickness.

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  1. Priya @asmallbite
    Perfect tea time snack,yummy….

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Priya…

  2. Fried food is always great, isn’t it? These cabbage fritters look lipsmackingly delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  3. 4 stars
    Looks so yummy. I love the taste of fried cabbages and it is one of my fav pakodas.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anu…

  4. 4 stars
    This is a good idea. Instead of throwing the left over. I should have thought of it before ????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shazzy… πŸ˜€

  5. Super. Next time just remember to add 1/2 tsp sugar to the dough mix. For that xtra taste

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Will do that, thanks for the tip, Tuma dear!

  6. wow! who can say no to this.. yum!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Veena…

  7. I have quarter of a cabbage which I just took out of the fridge for noodles! The rest is going into these pakodas:) I remembered your pakoda post on FB and rushed to get the recipe – now back to my kitchen!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… thank you for coming back and checking… πŸ™‚

  8. True. If nothing, there is always the humble onions! lol. I too tried cabbage once when a small piece was not getting used up. πŸ˜› I think I fried so much this Ramadan more than all my life. πŸ˜€ not exaggerating!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… I have also fried enough but not too much Alhamdulillah… Thanks a lot Fami… πŸ™‚

  9. I love pakodas of any sort. Though I’m not a huge cabbage fan, its fine in pakodas.My father in law used to love cabbage pakodas.. his favourite.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mayuriji…

  10. They look so good. Crispy pakoras for monsoon are always welcome.????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Avin… πŸ™‚

  11. My mouth is watering here, how crispy and delicious this fritters looks, excellent fried beauties Sis.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  12. 5 stars
    Yummilicious Rafee..:)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Amrita… πŸ™‚

  13. Mouthwatering.. I will never say no for hot hot pakoras n this looks absolutely tempting !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  14. I makel them with few changes, ur pics n recipebis pulling me to try this way, yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Prathima…

  15. anytime is pakoda time :-)) these look scrumptious Rafeeda !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kalyani… πŸ™‚

  16. Never tried making cabbage pakodas.. They look yummy.

  17. Cabbage pakodas look so perfect and tempting … Adipoli pics … The first picture gives me a feel of rainy season which is the best time to serve these … and the second one almost make me drip a drop of saliva :P.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa… πŸ™‚

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