In my whole life I have never seen cabbages as big as I have seen in Africa.  I mean really huge ones. Some of them are big enough to make 4 different curries for a family of 4!!!   And my experience of the eating habits of people here has revealed that they really love cabbage. My househelps favourite food is Ugali and Cabbage.  They can eat cabbage three times a day, seven days a week!! Thats how much they love cabbage. I think another reason is that it is available so abundantly and cheaply.  In India we had avoided cabbage because of rumors of cabbage spreading some infections to the brain.  I had to sadly quit the lovely vegetable.  But after coming here, it became a permanent in my grocery shopping and am happy to include it. I feel its quite versatile with a number of dishes that we can cook, and also low cal and full of health benefits.

I am sharing with you here a very simple snack made with cabbage.  It has a very unique taste and texture, and I really love these.

Prep time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Serves – 4-6 people


250 grms – finely shredded cabbage
100 grms – gramflour / besan
a pinch – hing / asofetida
1/4 tsp – turmeric / haldi powder
2 – green chillies (finely chopped)
a bunch – corriander leaves (washed and finely chopped)
1/4 tspn – ajwain / carrom seeds
1 tspn – amchur powder
1/4 tspn – saunf / fennel seeds 
salt as per taste


In a big bowl Mix in all the ingredients and add just enough water to make a thick batter of dropping consistency.
Heat oil and drop these one by one not crowding the wok too much.
Let them turn a deep gold brown on a medium flame
Serve with chutney or ketchup or are good on their own.

I love them with chappatis and some daal

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  1. Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

    was just thinking about doing something like with with some leftover cabbage thoran…but didnt get the time. Nice to catch up with you dear. Keep in touch, ok.

  2. divya

    This looks super delicious. Absolutely yumm..

  3. Priya Suresh

    I can finish those crispies in no time.

  4. Julie

    love it on a rainy day,crispy ones

  5. foodpassionandlove

    Oh…now I really love reading thru ur posts…Reminds me of my life in Dar,which I miss a lot!Vegetables and Fruits are at their best in Dar rt…So tasty when fresh or cooked!!!I love these cabbage fritters,a nutritious n tasty evening snack!!

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