Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves: 2 Persons


  • ¾ cup chana dal
  • ¼ cup urad dal
  • ¼ cup toor dal
  • water (for soaking)
  • 2 cup cabbage (finely chopped)
  • 1 chilli (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp dill leaves (finely chopped)
  • few curry leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for frying

Directions For Making Cabbage Vada

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take ¾ cup chana dal, ¼ cup urad dal and ¼ cup toor dal.
  2. soak in enough water for 2 hours.
  3. drain off the water completely and rest for 10 minutes.
  4. blend to a coarse paste without adding any water.
  5. transfer the dal mixture to a large bowl.
  6. now add 2 cup cabbage, 1 chilli, 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp dill leaves, few curry leaves, 1 tsp cumin, pinch hing and 1 tsp salt.
  7. squeeze and mix well combining the mixture well.
  8. make a soft dough adding 2 tbsp of rice flour if the mixture is watery.
  9. grease hands with oil and prepare small balls, flatten the vada.
  10. and deep fry in hot oil. or preheat and bake at 180 degree celcius for 25 minutes or until it turns golden and crisp.
  11. also, stir occasionally till until the dal vada turns golden and crisp.
  12. finally, serve cabbage vada hot along with masala chai.

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