Friday, July 3, 2009

Green Moong & Cabbage Pakora

Cabbage pakora or badhakopir bada is a quite common in bengali kitchen. Thinly sliced cabbages in gram flour batter with some green chillies in it, shallow fried in oil, goes very well as a side dish with any dal. This time I thought to give it a little twist, So I made it with green moong instead of gram flour and we had them with tea as an afternoon snack. Don't worry, this is not a deep-fried snack, I've shallow fried it and it tasted yumm and totally nutritious. This is how I made it............

Ingredients :
Greem moong dal : 1/2 cup (soaked & boiled)
Cabbage : 1/2 (thinly sliced)
Onion : 1 (chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste : 2 tblsp.
Green chilli : 1-2(chopped)
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp.
Chat masala : 2 tsp.
Cornflour : about 1/3 cup or as needed
Fresh coriander leaves : 1/2 a bunch(chopped)
Salt to taste
Oil : 3 tblsp.

Method :
  • Soak green moong dal in hot water for 3-4 hours, then boil it. Then mash the dal with the back of a spatula a bit.
  • Heat 2 tblsp. oil in a pan, fry sliced onions until brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute for a minute, then add mashed dal. Add red chilli powder, chat masala and salt to taste. Mix everything well. Remove from pan and keep aside. Let it cool for a while.
  • In a big bowl, take mashed spiced dal, add sliced cabbages, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and cornflour to soak the moisture from the dal. Give it a good stir and make a smooth batter.
  • Heat rest of the oil in a pan, add 1 tblsp. full of batter in oil and fry them until light brown on one side, then flip to the other side and fry until light brown.
Serve immediately with any chutney(tamarind chutney or green chutney) or just plain ketchup and enjoy every bite of them ........... any one want a bite?
Sending these yummy pakoras to Sunday Snacks : Spill the beans, hosted this month by Priya of Akshayapaatram, event is brainchild of Hima of SnackORama, followed by Pallavi of All Thingz Yummy


indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

great recipe for the rainy evening indeed!!!!shall visit for more.

u r welcome to my kitchen blog too

Parita said...

Wow thats such a unique combination!

Indrani said...

@ Indira, thanks,didi...welcome to my blog,too & visit me often

Thanks, parita

Sharmila said...

Arey bah! Ekhaneo pakoda! Cabbage pakora ami shotti konodin khaini ... ekbar banate hobe ei brishti te. Darun idea Indrani! :-)

Hari Chandana said...

Woww wat a lovely combination.. you have a lovely blog :)

Ann said...

So fantastic combo and a great snack for naytime

Priya said...

Moong and cabbage, never tried this combo!looks prefect for snacks!

SGD said...

Daroon! Drooly pakoras with a healthy twist!!

Vidya said...

Moong dal and cabbage sounds very unique and interesting. Loved the chat masala addition. First time here :) you have a lovely space.

Indrani said...

Thanks.....sharmila, hari chandana, Ann, priya, SGD & vidya

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect snack with a cupof tea!!

Vibaas said...

those are delicious! :)

Indrani said...

Thanks, dear divya & Vibaas

Babli said...

Wow! I love pakora very much. I will definitely try this recipe.

Nithya said...

This sounds new to me.. yummy.. :)

Here for the first time and sure will b here often. Keep it going.

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