Cabbage Vadas ( Tiffin Treats for Kids )


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Cabbage vadas, rich in nutrients, these are inspired from south indian cuisine are loaded with cabbage, onions, and peas. Flavoured with fresh coriander and chillies, they taste great with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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Soaking Time:  1 Hour
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Makes 12 vadas
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1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1 slit green chilli , roughly chopped
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
3/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp boiled green peas
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

  1. Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water for at least 1 hour.
  2. Drain, add the chillies, asafoetida and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the cabbage, onions, peas, coriander and salt and mix well.
  4. Wet your fingers, take some batter and make a hole in the centre using your thumb.
  5. Slide the vada gently into the hot oil and deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 11 more vadas. Drain on absorbent paper.

Handy tip :

  1. To avoid the vadas from disintegrating, combine the ingredients just before deep-frying and ensure that the oil is hot enough.
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 on 03 Jul 13 03:37 PM

I must admit that I was a paranoid mummy when it came to 'tiffin' for my 11 & 7 year old. Till I came across the AWESOME recipe slider of Tarla ji for Tiffin Treats for Kids:) A true & wonderful longer do I have have to worry about receiving a comment on the 'boring' regular plain cheese sandwich again(?) Thanks Tarla are an inspiration for all of us
 on 11 Feb 13 11:12 PM

Good novel idea and different taste