Cabbage vadi, also known as kobichi vadi, is a delicious Maharashtrian snack that’s made with a combination of cabbage, besan (chickpea flour), and spices. The fritters are steamed and then cut into bite-sized pieces, which are then either pan-fried or deep-fried until crispy. This is a great snack to enjoy with a hot cup of tea or as an appetizer for a party or gathering.
- 2 cups finely chopped cabbage
- 1 cup besan (chickpea flour)
- 1/4 cup rice flour
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the finely chopped cabbage, besan, rice flour, ginger paste, garlic paste, cumin seeds, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well to combine.
- Add water, a little at a time, to form a thick and smooth batter. The amount of water needed may vary, but you want a batter that is thick enough to be spread in a steamer.
- Grease a steamer plate or any flat-bottomed dish with oil. Spread the batter evenly on the plate or dish.
- Steam the batter for 20-25 minutes, or until the batter is set and cooked through.
- Remove the steamer plate from the steamer and let it cool. Once cooled, cut the steamed batter into small pieces.
- Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add the cut cabbage vadi pieces and fry until golden brown and crispy.
- Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
Cabbage vadi is a simple yet delicious snack that can be made with just a few ingredients. This dish is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy snack or appetizer option. The combination of spices and cabbage gives it a unique flavor that’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends. So, give this recipe a try and enjoy a tasty snack that’s both nutritious and satisfying!