Crunchy and delicious, cabbage 65 is the perfect starter for your dinner party

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Cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable widely utilized in Indian kitchens, is not only affordable but also available year-round. Packed with nutrients, cabbage can be easily transformed into a delectable stir-fry or added to salads. In local markets, green and purple varieties of cabbage are commonly found. With its low calorie content, incorporating cabbage into daily diets is recommended for those aiming to manage body weight. The high fibre content aids digestion, while the presence of potassium contributes to maintaining healthy blood pressure.

Although many people prepare thoran or spiced stir-fry with cabbage, this versatile ingredient offers a multitude of cooking possibilities. Cabbage 65, a delightful and easy-to-prepare dish, can be served as a starter or enjoyed during evening tea. Check out the recipe.

1 cup cabbage (grated)
½ cup rice flour
½ chickpea flour
1 tsp corn flour
½ tsp ginger – garlic paste
½ - ¾ tsp chili powder
½ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp red food colour (optional)
Baking soda
1 tsp soy sauce (optional)
Salt as required
2 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Oil to fry

Mix all the ingredients, except oil, in a large bowl by adding some water
Heat oil in a pan
Make small balls from the mixture and add into the oil
Fry on medium flame until they turn golden in colour
Scoop them out and remove excess oil using a tissue
Garnish with finely chopped onion, coriander leaves and a dash of lemon juice.

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