Cabbage Ambado ( deep fried cabbage balls)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 219.4
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 106.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.7 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g

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Traditional Konkani style cabbage pakoda! Yum! great for one of those days when you crave fried foods. Traditional Konkani style cabbage pakoda! Yum! great for one of those days when you crave fried foods.
Number of Servings: 6


    Cabbage, red, fresh, 2 cup, chopped into very small pieces.
    Onions, raw, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) chopped.
    Aromatic Basmati Rice, brown, uncooked, 0.75 cup - you can also use white rice.
    split chick peas 100 gms, 7 oz
    Sambhar Powder MTR, 1 tbsp This is generally used or you can use roasted chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder or your own favorite spices.
    Kosher salt, 0.5 tsp to taste. ( I am on a low sodium diet)


Soak rice and split chick peas separately in warm water for 4 hours. Rinse, drain and blend the rice in very little water to a thick paste. Rinse, drain and coarsely chop split chick peas in a food processor.
In the mean time, sprinkle salt over cabbage and let sit.
Stir in the spices to onion and mix well.
Mix all the items together, make small 11/2" diameter balls to deep fry in hot oil. Fry till they turn deep brown to almost black. Remove and serve with Chai.

If you added a bit too much water to the rice or have trouble making tight balls to drop in oil, so they stay in tact, add a little besan or rice flour.


Serves 6 at 5 balls each.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NITAINMN.

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  • Where is the recipe? - 3/21/11

    Reply from NITAINMN (3/21/11)
    This was entered for my own tracking idea how it got shared. If you are really interested, I shall add the directions.

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  • Thank You-----as usual great-----and best of all WELCOME BACK!!!!!!! - 3/23/10

    Reply from NITAINMN (3/21/11)
    Thanks are a seasoned chef yourself!!

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