Cabbage Pakoras


We have little outdoor markets here in Saudi called shergeys. They sell all types of things at really cheap prices. A few years ago when I was there I noticed a little hole in the wall (they always have the best snacks am I right?) Pakitstani cafe that sold these little fried things and tea. I had no idea what it was, but I wanted to try one. I loved it, but it was so hot for me. I am an American what can I say? I just recently found out that these little things were called pakoras and are pretty popular.

A pakora is just a fritter and you can make them with pretty much anything you have on hand. They are dipped in flour (usually chick pea) and then fried. Obviously not something you want to eat all the time, but a great snack every now and again. Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables so I decided to make mine with it. Seriously, you can try anything like carrots, spinach, onions or whatever you have on hand. They are so good and perfect with tea.

1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
Dash of red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chat masala
1 garlic clove, smashed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
2 tablespoons water
1-1/2 cups chickpea flour
Salt to taste

1. In a bowl add cabbage, red chili powder, turmeric, chat masala, garlic, cumin and ginger, mix and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.

2. In a sautepan add enough oil to fry fritters. On medium heat allow oil to become hot. Add chickpea flour into vegetable mixture and a bit of water if needed to make a thick batter. With a tablespoon drop spoonfuls into the hot oil. Allow to fry on each side until golden.

3. Place fritters on a paper towel. Then serve.

Yields: 1 dozen

2 Responses to Cabbage Pakoras

  • It tastes better when you add few mint leaves . I am an Indian woman in riyadh and follow your blog regularly. This is one of my favourite snack too.

    • I love mint so I will try this next time. Thank you for reading and enjoying my blog :)

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