November 30, 2020

Cabbage Methi Pakoras | Cabbage fenugreek fritters - Vegan

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 Winters and fresh vegetables are always a treat to eyes and taste buds . Last few days have been pretty cold in my city and we also experienced mild showers owing to a cyclonic depression.  Cold weather coupled with rains definitely calls for some crispy bites and is it not a pleasure to indulge into some fried snacks keeping the guilt aside for a day?

Deep fried snack prepared by mixing fenugreek, cabbage with gram flour and spices.  Pakoras are a winter or rainy special snack loved by all.

I had some fresh cabbage and methi /fenugreek leaves in my fridge and this time I prepared pakoras or Fritters using them . This was the first time, I combined the two veggies and made pakoras . Generally I make either only cabbage pakoras or methi pakoras, but this mix veg pakoras were just out of the world and it just flew out of the pan soon after I made them. You can add some chopped capsicum also to this .

By now you all must be aware about our weekly themes in Foodie Monday Bloghop and this time we are celebrating Winter vegetables as suggested by Sasmita for the 274th week.  The next soup on my mind is Beetroot Carrot Soup which Sas has on her blog "First timer cook" .

Preparation Time- 15 mins

Frying time - 20 mins

Serves- 3 to 4

Complexity- medium

Video recipe of Pakoras on my channel 


1 cup finely chopped cabbage 
1/2 cup finely chopped methi /fenugreek leaves
2 to 3 green chillies finely chopped 
2 cups besan/gram flour 
1/2 cup rice flour 
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp ajwain /carom seeds 
Finely chopped corriander 
Salt as needed 
Asafoetida as needed  
Oil for frying 


  • In a wide mixing bowl, take the cabbage , methi Leaves , corriander, salt , red chilli powder , ajwain,chillies ,asafoetida and mix it well with your fingers . Let it sit for 5 to 10 mins for the veggies and spices release their flavor. 
  • Add the gram flour and rice flour and mix it with the vegetable mixture.  Rub it well with your fingers such that you get a crumbly texture.  The salt and spices would have released water which will be enough to mix the dough for pakora . Incase you find it dry , sprinkle water little by little and make a tight but moist dough. 
  • Heat oil and drop little bits of the dough into hot oil and fry them on medium flame until the hissing sound of the oil stops and the pakoras feel crispy and golden brown .
  • Repeat this step until the dough is over . Always fry in small batches so that the pakoras are evenly fried and turn crisp .

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Deep fried snack prepared by mixing fenugreek, cabbage with gram flour and spices.  Pakoras are a winter or rainy special snack loved by all.

Some more deep fried nibbles  on my blog which will interest you 


  1. Wow love the combination cabbage n methi! Definitely a delicious combo to have with tea sitting on the charpai with tea and gossip.
    I am missing winter.

    1. So true... Chai pe charcha..pakoda k sang :-)
      Come over to Bangalore.. winter is awesome here

  2. Perfect time for these crunchy cabbage and methi pakoras.. and i like this combo also..fresh methi adds a nice aroma and flavour to dihes .. it is cold and chilly here.. I am craving a plateful now with a cup of tea..

  3. I love pakodas made using methi leaves and cabbage, but I have never tried the two together. Now I'm thinking why not? The pakodas look absolutely delicious, crunchy and lovely. Perfect with a cup of chai on winter evenings. :)

  4. Priya, your cabbage and methi pakoras reminds me of my late father in law. He loved them so much. Every time we would ask what kind of pakora or bhajia he would like and it had to be cabbage methi ones. Like the idea of adding rice flour too which I usually don't. Perfect for the cold and wet season.

  5. Never tried the combo of cabbage and methi in pakoras. Your fritters look very tempting just perfect for the weather here.

  6. Cabbage and methi make a delicious combo. Pakoras looks crisp and crunchy. A fabulous treat for the cold and wet weather here .

  7. Such a delicious combo and our family is like anything you add to pakora we will eat. Looks so crispy and delicious. Perfect to enjoy during monsoon.

  8. ahaaaa a perfect for these cold evenings priya !!
    so crunchy n yum looking cabbage-methi pakoras. rice flour must be adding a nice crunch


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