Cabbage Kofta

Cabbage Kofta

Posted 2014-03-19 by Radhikafollow
is a very popular dish of North India. Koftas are fried dumplings either soaked in gravy and relished as a main course dish or served alone as a starter. They are a perfect combination with rice and rotis.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6-7 servings

Ingredients for cabbage dumplings
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup gram flour


1 tsp finely chopped coriander
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp jeera powder
Oil to deep fry
Salt to taste

Ingredients for gravy
1 finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped tomato
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste

Preparation of cabbage Kofta (dumplings)

  • In a bowl add shredded cabbage, gram flour, coriander, red chilli powder, jeera powder and salt.

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  • Mix the contents properly. Do not add any water, as cabbage is known to ooze out water on its own.
  • Roll them into small dumplings, called the Kofta.

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  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the Kofta (dumplings) on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in color.

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    Preparation of Gravy
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seed and heat it till it cracks.
  • Add chopped onions and stir it till it turns golden brown in colour.

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  • Now add chopped tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and mix it properly and let it cook for 5-7 min.

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  • Add 1 glass of water and stir it, so as to make the gravy thick. Allow it to cook for 5 min.

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  • Once the gravy is ready, add the koftas (dumplings) one by one and mix it slowly with the gravy. Take due care to ensure that they do not break.

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  • Cabbage koftas are now ready to be served hot with chapattis, puris or rice.

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