[VeganMoFo 2014 | Easy Snack Recipes] Cabbage and Onion Vada/Vadai Fritters


I love featuring those Indian food recipes that are easy to whip up and remind me of home every time I make them. All my childhood, breakfast on every Sunday was either Mysore Bonda or some kind of Vada, served with a chutney or sambar. When memories are attached to food we eat, they taste even better. Isn't it? Today's version of vada has cabbage and onion that are dunked in ground urad dal. Just remember soaking the dal an hour before and there you have it - crispy and crunchy fritters ready to be chowed down in minutes! 

Cabbage and Onion Vada Vadai Fritters


Cabbage and Onion Vada Vadai Fritters
batter is ready.. let fry some fritters.

Cabbage and Onion Vada Vadai Fritters
Deep frying, an occasional indulgence. perfect for those chilly, rainy or those days when you are missing home and drenched in nostalgia. 


Cabbage and Onion Vada


Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 mins
Makes about 10-15 dumplings

Ingredients

1 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
2 tsp rice flour
1 cup cabbage, finely chopped
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1 or 2 green chillis , chopped
1 tsp chopped ginger
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
Oil for deep-frying

Preparation:

Wash urad dal and soak in enough water for atleast 1 hour. Drain water. Grind together: soaked dal, green chilli and salt with about 1/2 cup of water. The consistency should be of that of a smooth paste, firm and not runny.

In a mixing bowl, add ground dal, rice flour, cabbage, onions, hing and ginger. Heat oil. Using a spoon, carefully drop little dumplings of batter. On medium-low heat, deep fry the fritters until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and repeat the same process with remaining batter as well. Serve with any chutney or dip. 

Cabbage and Onion Vada Vadai Fritters


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1 comment :

  1. Oh my goodness, I love Indian breakfast SO much. It's one of my favorite things about going to India! I really love vada, but I am afraid of frying. I need to sneak over to your house at 7 am and eat some vada!

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