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Red Cabbage And Other Vegetable Koftas In An Air Fryer

Lal Patta Gobhi ke Kofte, In Airfryer

Mamta Gupta

CurryFree From GarlicFree From OnionFree From TomatoIndianMainSnackStarterVeganVegetarian

Vegetable koftas can be made from all sorts of vegetables. Making them in an air fryer is really easy and quick and needs less washing up.

If you make them from vegetables that have a lot of water, for example courgettes or bottle gourd, make sure to squeeze out as much excess water as you can, so that they don?t fall apart during cooking. Carrots, cauliflower, marrow are a few other vegetables to make koftas. In fact, most vegetables will lend themselves for this recipe.

I have not added any chillies in the pictures here, so that children can eat them too, but the recipe has chillies in it.

Freshly made koftas can be served as a snack, piping hot, with any chutney or sauce of your choice. These koftas are gluten free.

One small red cabbage will make about 25-30 koftas approximately. Numbers depend upon the size of your koftas.

Makes about 25-30.


  • 1/2 average sized or 1 small red Cabbage

  • 3-5 tbsp. gram flour. You may need more.

  • Salt to taste

  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 tsp. red chilli powder, optional

  • 2-3 tablespoon full cooking oil of choice

  • 1 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves (optional)

  • 1 level tsp. Garam Masala or roast cumin seeds, coarsely ground

  • Basic Curry Sauce or any curry sauce of your choice, if you want to make a Kofta curry with them.


  1. Remove outer 1-2 leaf/leaves, unless very fresh, and discard.

  2. Grate finely by hand/in an electric grater or chop finely in an electric chopper, making sure that some texture remains. You don?t need a paste. If you have a small chopper, chop it a little at a time. Overfilling the chopper doesn't work well.

  3. Place grated cabbage in a bowl. Add besan/gram flour, salt, chilli powder and green chillies and oil and mix well. More watery vegetables like courgettes and bottle gourd, do not require water. In fact, you have to squeeze excessive water out, to be able to bind the mix into balls.

  4. Make balls with oiled fingers and palms and place gently into the Air-frier basket. Alternatively, drop blobs of the mix into the oil, either with your fingers or with the help of a

  5. Cook for 6-7 minutes. Taste one, to ensure that they are properly cooked and do not need a little more, or a little less time in the next batch.

  6. Serve hot with Imli Chutney or Green Mango Chutney or Chilli Sauce or Coconut Chutney1 .

  7. Or add to a curry sauce of choice, just before serving. Choose and onion free curry sauce, if you want to avid onions and garlic

  8. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander leaves.

  9. Serve hot with Chapatti or Plain Paratha.

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