Bund Gobi kay Pakoday

Its been drizzling here since the last few days, bringing everything that was in sleep back to life.

Frozen Moment #6 – April Showers

I was craving for some deep fried pakodas. During a recent visit to the grocery market, I had bought a beautiful green cabbage which was lying the refrigerator waiting to be cooked up into something delicious. It was so large that after making some gobi gosht for the meal, there was enough left to make a few pakodas.

cabbage batter

We enjoyed them along with tea in the evening today.

Bund Gobi kay Pakoday ~ Cabbage Fritters
(Note: Cabbage is called as Bund Gobi or Patta Gobi in Urdu language)


Thinly Sliced Cabbage – 4 cups
Ajwain – 2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Besan – 1 cup
Corn fluor/Rice flour – 1/4 cup
Water – 1/2 cup

band gobi kay pakoday ~ cabbage fritters


In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well using hands. Heat oil to deep fry in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, gently drop small amounts of mixture using your fingers into the hot oil. Deep fry them on both sides until golden brown in color. Using a slotted spoon remove into a paper towel lined platter or into a wire mesh strainer for the the excess oil to drip away. Enjoy the pakoday along with chutney.


16 thoughts on “Bund Gobi kay Pakoday

  1. what is the purpose of cornflour or rice flour?
    is there a substitute

    Sana, cornflour and rice flour impart crispness to the fritters. If unavailable, just use besan instead.

  2. Hi Mona,
    Recently saw ur site.Its really very nice!
    One question…when you say cornflour, you mean corn starch (thickening agent) or the corn flour available in american stores.
    Like biscuits & cookies, cornflour/cornmeal/cornstarch are another big confusion as compared to India!

    Tanvi, Thanks for the compliments.
    I agree, all these terms with very minor differences between them, are quite confusing. In my blog, by cornflour I mean the one that is available in American stores (and not cornstarch).

  3. Salam mona how u dng?wanted to send some hyderabadi recipes.Can I send now?do let me know.ahfz

    WaAlaiKumAsSalaam Tazaika, yes sure can! Feel free to send me your recipes.

  4. Mona,
    This is a great recipe.Can i request you to do some soups,using cabbage

    Parveen, your request is duly noted. ~Mona

  5. Mona, what a great idea! I have one if those slaw packs in the fridge that I usually use for sabzi. Forget the boring sabzi bring on the pakora’s!

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