Cabbage pakoda recipe | Cabbage pakora in South Indian style

By Swasthi on August 1, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Cabbage pakoda recipe – South Indian style crunchy cabbage pakora recipe. If you love the flavor of fried cabbage, then you will surely love these. Stir fired cabbage & Fried cabbage has one of the most delectable flavor so I often use it in my veg manchurian, cabbage omelet, mixed veg pakora, cabbage kofta, fried rice and noodles as well.

cabbage pakora recipe

I made these cabbage pakoda sometime ago when I was left with some cabbage after making Veg Manchurian. You can also add some coarsely crushed soaked moong dal to this. They turn out very good. These cabbage pakora turn out to be very crunchy and remain so for about 45 mins to 1 hour.

More pakora or pakoda recipes,
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For more Cabbage recipes, you may like to check
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Preparation for cabbage pakoda recipe

1. Cut cabbage to quarters and add them to hot water. Leave it for sometime. Then remove and rinse with fresh water. Shred and drain completely.

2. Before making the cabbage pakora make sure there is no moisture in it. Add cleaned and shredded cabbage to a mixing bowl and add salt.

sprinkle salt to make cabbage pakora recipe

3. Add ginger garlic paste, coriander, curry leaves, chilies and ajwain.

spices herbs to make cabbage pakora recipe

4. Mix everything very well and squeeze well for 30 seconds. Keep this aside for 10 mins.

5. Add rice flour and besan.

addition of flour to make cabbage pakoda

6. Mix everything very well and check the salt. The mixture has to dry and not soggy. If it turns dry, then squeeze the mixture , cabbage will release moisture. You can also sprinkle 1 tbsp water and mix. If the mixture is soggy, then add flour in the same ratios. 1 tbsp besan : 1/2 tbsp rice flour.


How to make cabbage pakoda recipe

7. Heat oil in a kadai. When the oil turns just hot enough, put on the flame to medium high, then drop small portions in the oil. Flatten the dough drop to get crunchy pakoda.

8. Fry until lightly golden. Then reduce the flame to low and continue to fry stirring often.


9. Take them off a bit early since they continue to cook even after removing from oil. Drain them on a kitchen tissue.

Serve cabbage pakoda with tea or coffee.

cabbage pakoda recipe

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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings3 to 4

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 3 cups cabbage shredded
  • ¾ cup onions thinly sliced (1 large)
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ cup besan or gram flour or senagapindi
  • ¼ cup rice flour or chawal ka atta
  • ¾ to 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¾ to 1 tsp ajwain or carom seeds
  • 1 to 2 Green chilies chopped
  • Handful of coriander leaves chopped finely
  • 1 small sprig of curry leaves chopped finely
  • Oil for deep frying


Preparation to make cabbage pakoda

  • Cut the cabbage to quarters. Put them in warm salted water for 5 to 7 mins.
  • Rinse in fresh water. Shred and drain in a a colander.
  • Transfer cabbage to a mixing bowl and sprinkle salt.
  • Add chilies, ginger garlic paste,ajwain, sliced onions, coriander and curry leaves.
  • Mix everything well and squeeze very well for 30 seconds. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Add the flours and mix well to make a thick dough. Try not to add water. If the mixture looks crumbly. You can squeeze the mixture gently for the cabbage to release moisture further.

How to make cabbage pakoda

  • Heat oil in a pot, When the oil is just hot enough, Put the flame to medium high then drop small portions of this mixture to the hot oil.
  • Keep stirring and fry until lightly golden, then reduce the flame to low. Fry until evenly fried to golden.
  • Drain on a kitchen tissue.
  • Serve cabbage pakoda hot with tea.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage pakoda recipe | Cabbage pakora recipe in South Indian style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 32.2mg39%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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If I don’t have rice flour, can I use all gram flour?

That’s helpful. Thanks.

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Thanks for the nice recipe with step wise and pic.

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Yummy!! Made these and loved them

Lovely tea-time snacks recipe…