Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cabbage-aa Undi~Steamed Cabbage dumplings!

Munching on a snack along with tea sitting by the window side while its raining outside is an absolute pleasure.At the rate the rains are coming in Chennai,I guess,Chennaites are gonna have a very nice time!!Snacks need not be always fried goodies,or is it?Though I would prefer a deep fried goodie anyday,steamed or similar snacks are welcome too..;-).Though this one cannot be termed as a snack per se,coz its quite heavy on the is served along with coffee/tea at 4 in our place.The yummy smell which comes out of the Pedavan(steamer)while this is getting made is enough for us kids to reach the dining table!!

Ma-in-law makes a similar dish called Cabbage-aa muddo,which though looks quite similar,tastes a little different.That one is had along with lunch as a side dish.So when I made it,hubby insisted that I serve it with lunch.I should say it tasted great with lunch too.I feel it is a cousin to the famous Pathrode,while pathorde process is quite tedious,this one gets done in no time!!

Cabbage-aa Undi


Cabbage – ½ of a medium sized cabbage,chopped finely
Idli rava – 1 cup
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Red chillies – 5-7
Haldi/turmeric – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Hing/asafoetida – 1 tsp


Soak the idli rava for 15 minutes.
Grind coconut with red chillies and haldi to a smooth paste.
Add idli rava and pulse for a few seconds.
Add hing and salt to taste.
The batter should be of thick idli-batter consistency.
Add the chopped cabbage and mix well.(while adding cabbage,add only as much as the batter can take)
Shape into small undis(balls) and steam cook in a steamer or idli cooker for 20-25 minutes.
Check by inserting a toothpick,if it comes out clean,its done.
Pour some coconut oil on top and serve hot as a snack or along with lunch!!


  1. beautiful bookmarking it..

  2. Wow divya...dumplings looks fabulous...

  3. completely new to me divya...will give it a try:)

  4. Steamed dumplings sounds interesting. May be I shall try as a side for lunch.

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  6. Hey tried the recipe. turned out great!

  7. The dumplings are in the steamer now :) eagerly waiting to have it with the coconut chutney I made:)

  8. hi divya,

    your blog is just amazing. i love reading every single line of it. keep up the good work. i know you will do ;)

    by the way, i have a doubt about this cabbage dumplings. can we use roasted upma rava instead of idli rava since i am currently short of this idli rava and i do badly want to do something with the cabbage head i am having...please help!!

    expecting your fast reply :)

  9. Annie..Thanks a lot for your sweet comment.You could add upma rava instead of Rice rawa..go ahead,try it and let me know how it turned out!!


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