Its monsoon here, raining every now and then. One good thing about the weather here is that it does not rain incessantly. So, there is ample reason to romanticise with the tiny droplets that create a ripple deep within. As I walk past, I stop and watch the water drenched leaves, flowers. That is one major reason why it takes four hours for me to finish a half marathon. Nothing in this world comes in a platter. Then, I love all attributes of nature, except for its fury. With the senior on a tour , not really in a mood / mode to cook. Not that he is a big eater but when one member from the threesome is absent, one just not feel like. Besides, my boy is happy with his dose of chicken with luchi[Bengali Bread]. With such simplification of kitchen cores, one does have ample time for reading, listening to old favourite numbers. I also wished to revisit some of my old favourite movies from Ijjazat to Step Mom, I can watch them any number of times. I can create a movie hall ambience with a big bowl of popcorn too, yet unable to get into the mood. Though there had been several threat messages sent during such absence, the answer had always been "phew... let me work"..... the obvious answer should be "good... let me shop". I think all women will agree with me.... The problem with me is I am a bit miser and cannot shop till I drop.... so it is always a win... win situation on the other side.
So when one has ample time to sit and write such silly notes, it means she wants to share a recipe with you all, keeping in tune with the simplistic approach of her blog. Whether it is monsoon or not, everyone love fries and fritters. We do it with all available vegetables, perhaps. My senior's big aunt who expired few months back was an expert on it. In that humble home, each evening there had / has to be 2-3 kinds of fries to go with lentil and rice.... ohh.... so yum. This cabbage fritters or Badhakopir Bora are a childhood favourite. The mom thing had a trouble some time given a foodie daughter and her son is still so..... my dude brother is definitely not going to like this post today, haha. Yet I am eager to prepare this yummy vegetarian fry / fritter together with you all.
Cabbage : 1small [shredded]
Onion : 2big[sliced ], authentically not used
Nigella Seeds [kalonji] : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1tsp
Chopped Green Chillies : 2-4
Sugar : 1tsp
Salt : As Required
Rice Flour : 1small cup
Gram Flour : 1/4small cup
Refined Flour : 2tbsp
Oil : 100ml.... left over can be used later
Through the outer leaves of the cabbage. Wash and cut into 4 pieces. Cut and discard the hard portion. Now shred the remaining portion and wash again.
Cut the two ends of the onions and peel. Wash and slice. Take both the shredded cabbage and sliced onion in a big bowl. Add the chopped green chillies. Add little salt, mix well and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
In a wide mouthed bowl, take the rice flour, gram flour, refined flour, nigella seeds, sugar, salt and turmeric. Add water to it little by little and mix well until it reaches a paste like consistency.
Heat oil in a wok. Drain any excess water from the cabbage-onion mix. Take some mix, coat with the batter well and carefully add to the oil. Fry at medium to low heat as and when required.
Fry in batches, once done transfer onto a tissue paper first and then to a serving plate.
Enjoy with tea or as an accompaniment to rice and dal / lentil.