Sunday, 20 November 2011

Cabbage Pakoda - Cabbage Fritters

Cabbage is a leafy vegetable of Brassica family, round or oval in shape, consisting of soft light green or whitish inner leaves covered with harder and dark green outer leaves. It is widely used throughout the world, eaten cooked or raw as salad and is a very popular vegetable.cabbage is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, and has been popular for its taste as well as medicinal properties.

Cabbage comes in hundreds of varieties (over 400), and in various shades of green, purple, and red. The most popular varieties  in India, it's the green one. While each variety offers slightly different levels of nutrients, they all provide a high level of vitamin C and phytonutrients.Red cabbage has more calcium and less of the other minerals than green or white cabbage.

Cabbage
Cabbage
Health Benefits of Cabbage:
  • Cabbage is anti -- inflammatory vegetable. 
  • Cabbage can also be used to reduce headache pain. 
  • Another benefit of cabbage is in it's anti --cancer properties and is also said to be able in treating other skin conditions. 
  • Drinking cabbage juice from the stem is a good remedy for ulcers.
  • Drink fresh cabbage juice if you suffer from gastritis
  • Drink 25 -- 50 ml cabbage juice everyday to treat headache,asthma, bronchitis and other digestion problems.
Cabbage Pakoda - Cabbage Fritters
Cabbage Pakoda - Cabbage Fritters

Cabbage Pakoda is a very spicy, tasteful, tantalizing, tempting recipe.It's very delicious and yummy recipe.Cabbage Fritters have a delightful crunch and make a great addition to any  appetizer platter. Cabbage seems like an unlikely candidate for fritters, but actually works quite well in this recipe. Serve with other appetizers, as these are best when consumed in small doses. Cabbage is rich in calcium and potassium and is great for preventing bone-loss and
controlling high blood pressure.

Ingredients:
½ Cabbage Shredded
1/4 cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
Rice flour 1tbsp
10-15 curry leaves
3 tbsp Gram Flour (besan)
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry
Chat masala - 1/2tsp.

Method:

1.Heat Oil in a pan to a right temperature for deep frying.

2.In a bowl, add shredded cabbage,curry leaves,rice flour,gram flour,chillipowder,salt and corriander leaves.Mix well.add water if required and make pakoda batter.Don't add too much water.

3.Use your fingers to drop the batter in the oil to form small fritters.

4.Deep fry till they turn golden brown. Use a ladle to keep turning the fritters so that it cooks on all sides.

5.Once they turn golden brown, remove them on to absorbent paper. Sprinkle chaat masala on it.

6.Serve hot with mint yogurt dip or tomato sauce.

  

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