Onion-N-Cabbage Pakodas


Pakodas are one of my favorite things. They are especially good to have on a cold day.

There are many variations to pakodas. They can range from extra crispy, to spongy. I happen to favor the crispy kind. The man of the house likes the ones with extra batter. Today’s pakoda recipe will be slightly crispy, and contain onions and cabbage.


  • onion, 1 half, sliced thin
  • cabbage, 1/8 sliced thin
  • salt, to taste
  • turmeric, 1/4 tsp
  • cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • cumin powder, 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder, 1/2 tsp
  • red chili powder, 1/4 tsp
  • baking soda, 1/8 tsp
  • rice flour, 1 tsp
  • besan flour, 1/2 cup, plus additional as needed
  • oil, for frying

To Make:

Heat oil for frying on medium.

In a bowl, add the onions and cabbage. To this, add all ingredients except besan flour and mix until spices are sticking to onions and cabbage. Once mixed, add besan flour, a little at a time while gently mixing veggies with your hand. You want the veggies to be evenly coated. Now take a little water in your hands and sprinkle veggies and mix. Make sure they don’t end up soggy, but you want the batter to be sticky. Set aside for a bit.





Using your fingers, grab chunks of veggie mix and fry. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.

*We like to sprinkle our pakodas with a little chaat masala


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