Cabbage Vada Recipe | Crispy Cabbage vadai

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Cabbage Vada Recipe | Crispy Cabbage vadai, As Tamil New Year was 10 days back , I though of posting this easy vada recipe with onion and garlic.


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Cabbage Vada.

  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 3


  • Cabbage- 1 and 1/2 cup.
  • Channa dal- 1/2 cup
  • Urud dal- 1/2 cup
  • Fennel seeds- 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Pepper corn – 1tsp
  • Ginger- 1tsp
  • Green chill- tsp
  • Hing-1/2 tsp.
  • Coriander leaves- 1/4 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- for deep fry.


  1. Soak channa and urud dal for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Drain and then grind the lentils into coarse paste by adding very little water.
  3. Mix all the ingredients except oil in the lentil mixture.
  4. Keep aside for 10- 15 mins.
  5. Now , take a lemon sized ball and squeeze out the excess water from the mixture then make a round shaped vada.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai or deep fryer.
  7. Drop the vada and fry in the medium hot oil till it turns golden brown and crisp.
  8. Drain vada on paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney or side dish for sambar or rasam.
  • Category: starter/snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian

Step by Step pictures:

DSC_4547soaked channa dal and urud dal.

DSC_4549Grind coarsely.

DSC_4550Add finely chopped cabbage and coriander leaves.

DSC_4551Add fennel seeds.

DSC_4552Add cumin seeds.

DSC_4554Add the chillies.

DSC_4555Add chopped ginger.

DSC_4556Add grounded pepper.

DSC_4558Add hing

DSC_4559Add in salt.

DSC_4561Give a good mix and set aside for 15 mins.

DSC_4587Now take lemon sized ball.

DSC_4588Now squeeze out the water content (this step is must otherwise the vada will break and absorb more oil.)

DSC_4590Make lemon sized ball.

DSC_4591Pat lightly in ur palm to make a round shape.

DSC_4584Now deep fry in the oil.

DSC_4586Fry till it turns golden brown.

Cabbage vada is ready!!Serve with mint chutney or ketchup.



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