Jain Cabbage Pakoda

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Jain Cabbage Pakoda

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Jain Cabbage Pakoda – deep-fried fritters made from fresh cabbage, gram flour and spices without Onion or Garlic. It’s a perfect evening snack, especially during monsoon season. The recipe for Jain Cabbage Pakora/Cabbage Fritters is very easy & quick to prepare. Follow this test recipe & video tutorial (below) to make crispy & delicious Pakodas at home.


  • 2 cup Gram Flour/Besan
  • 500g Cabbage
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 pinch Asafoetida
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • Some fresh Coriander finely chopped
  • ½ Lemon Juice
  • 2-inch Ginger (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Deep Fry


  • Roughly chop Cabbage leaves (check instructions in the video below) and place in a large bowl.
  • Add Coriander and Green Chillies.
  • Add freshly grated Ginger; it’s an optional ingredient, you can skip but believe me it adds exquisite taste in Cabbage Pakodas.
  • Now add Asafoetida, Black Pepper powder and Besan.
  • The quantity of Besan depends on moisture released from freshly chopped Cabbage.
  • Finally, add Sugar, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Lemon Juice.
  • Mix well all the ingredients, make sure all Cabbage leaves are coated well with Besan.
  • Do not add water, moisture released from cabbage is enough to make the batter.
  • Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, add Besan as required and prepare the batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium-high flame.
  • Deep fry Pakodas until they turn golden brown and crisp.
  • Place Pakodas on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Serve Jain Cabbage Pakodas with Tomato Ketchup or Green Chutney.

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