Pokoda is an Indian street food that usually consists of Maharashtra-style deep pan sautéed cabbage or coriander leaves mixed with fried onions and other spices. Pokoda is one of the most popular street foods in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia. The dish originated from the rural parts of western India, specifically the Konkan region.
Nowadays, people all around the world have adopted this Indo-Pakistani delight as a comfort food. There are many variations of pokoda available all over the world, and each region has its own unique recipe. Homecooks have even started to clone this traditional dish at home using their favourite vegetables and spices.
Cabbage Pokoda is a great way to get some important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, magnesium, potassium and manganese. It’s also a good source of antioxidants like vitamin E and polyphenols. Coriander is packed with flavonoids such as quercetin, diosgenin, kaempferol and lutein which are beneficial for eye health. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds like glucosinolates.
So next time you’re feeling sick or want to indulge in somethingcomforting at home try out this classic Indo-Pakistani street food – cabbage pokoda!
- 2 1/2 cup Coriander leaves
- 3 cups Cabbage shredded
- as per requirement Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
- as required Besan
- as per requirement Cornflour
- as per requirement Oil for fry