Thursday, 26 April 2012

lazy cooks cabbage vadas

There are days when for some reason my refrigertor seems to be bursting out o its seams with cabbage.......I close my eyes and see cabbage...and this when we're not too fond of this leafy veg.Anyway..I made thoran one day,another day there was coleslaw..then bubble and squeak..momos.....and I still had cabbage in the refrigerator!!!!!!!!Now I made these vadas after years(good ol' sis-in laws version)These are the konkan version..I know of them as cabbage vadas..if there is another name..please educate me.
1 cup cabbage chopped fine
1/2 cup onion chopped fine
1 cup grated coconut
2 tablespoons soaked arhar dal(soaked for at least 20 mins)
1 tsp urad dal
3dry  red chillies
1 tsp corriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp blackpeppercorn
salt to taste
3 tblspoons of sooji(semolina)
1.In one tsp of coconut oil...fry the cumin seeds,urad dal,corriander seeds and red chillies for a min or two.
2.Put the fried spice,along with the dal and coconut in a grinder ,grind till a fairly smooth mixture is obtained,add as little water as add the salt at this stage.
3.Now toss this mixture onto the chopped cabbage and onion,mix well..shape into vadas(patties),coat with the semolina..and shallow fry.
4.Serve can be had as a snack..I served it at lunch with some rice and chicken curry.
NOTE:The original recipe also called for a bit of jaggery.I am not too crazy about adding sweet to savoury items so i didn't add it....but you please do..if you want the authentic taste of the vadas.


  1. It is amazing how you transformed something as drab as cabbage to something as finer lickin delicious as this.

  2. Even I prepare these when I've load of cabbage lying in my panrty :) Like them then :D

  3. Crispy and crunchy snack..

  4. best use of cabbage.i loved it.

  5. Yummy n delicious looking vadas.

  6. Yummy vadas, a little different from the way I make, adding cooked dal is new..

  7. Super crispy and great looking vadas, btw regarding ur q'n about oats lentils spice powder,yep its the famous gun powder..

  8. cabbage vadas look very tempting...a great tea time snack...also loved you shallow fried it !!

  9. yummy crispy just tasty.....dats it...

  10. yummy tea ime snack......awesome...

  11. Mmm.. this is delicious. I have never seen them before but I really fancy them!