Tempting Cabbage Garilu (Vadas)

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My mother makes a unique snack, ‘cabbage garilu’. In Telugu language, ‘vadas’ are called ‘garilu’. Each time she visits me, she makes a wonderful dish and brings it over, as she knows, I love to taste varied vegetarian dishes, especially snacks. Moms are indeed adorable! The softness of urad dal combined with cabbage and onions, renders a unique taste to this dish. These cabbage ‘vadas’ are very tasty and one cannot stop at having just a vada or two... These vadas are easy to make.
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Prep Time3 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time3 hours 25 minutes
Served As: Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Andhra
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 5


  • 1 cup Urad Dal split black gram
  • 1 Onion medium sized
  • 1 cup Cabbage chopped
  • 2 Chillies chopped chillies
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 sprig Curry


  • Soak urad dal in water for minimum 3 hours. If it is soaked for more time, it would be better. Drain the urad dal completely and grind to a paste. Do not add water. It should form a thick paste. The paste should not be runny.
  • Add to this chopped onion, cabbage, chillies, curry leaves, chilli powder and salt. Mix well. Heat oil in a pan/kadhai. Grease you palm with oil/water. Shape the above batter, in circular form of vadas with your palms and fry in oil.
  • Savor these vadas either plain or with your favorite chutney or tomato sauce. I had these with (sesame seeds) chutney.

Recipe Notes

Do not over fry the vadas. Just before the vadas start turning dark brown, remove from the oil and drain on absorbent paper.
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