Cabbages are called Patta Gobhi or Bandh Gobhi in Hindi, Ele Kosu in Kannada and Kobi in Gujarati. They are fairly popular in our Indian cuisine. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with cabbage such as:-
Apart from being suitable for making so many types of dishes, cabbages have numerous health benefits as well.
Today's recipe is for a starter or evening snack made with cabbages.
The besan and cornflour help in binding the Cabbage Lollipops when they are made. The Rice Rava gives it a crisp texture.
Instead of deep frying it, I have made the healthier version in an Appe Pan which uses less oil.
I hope you and your kids will enjoy this snack as much as we do.
- Cabbage, finely chopped, 1 cup
- Onion, finely chopped, 3/4 cup
- Green Chillies, finely chopped, 2
- Mint, chopped, 1 tbsp
- Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp
- Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
- Gramflour (Besan), 1/2 cup
- Cornflour, 2 tbsp
- Rice Rava, 1/4 cup
- Salt, to taste
- Oil, as required
Wash the cabbage thoroughly and finely chop the tender leaves of the cabbage (and discarding the hard veins)
Wash, peel and finely chop the onion, green chillies, mint and coriander leaves
In a large bowl mix together the finely chopped cabbage, onions, green chillies, mint and coriander leaves,
To this add chilli powder, besan, cornflour, rice rava, and salt and mix thoroughly
The salt makes the cabbage and onion release water making the mixture a little moist
Immediately divide this mixture into equal portions and using your fingers and palms make them into small balls
Heat a Appe Pan/Paniyaram Pan and put a little oil in each of the sockets
Place the prepared cabbage balls in each of the sockets and cook on medium heat
Insert a toothpick in each of the Cabbage Lollipops and turn it to cook evenly on all sides by drizzling oil as required
Transfer the cooked cabbage lollipops to a serving plate
Serve the Cabbage Lollipops as starters or as a snack with tomato sauce, ketchup or chutney