How to make Mangodi Cabbage -

Green gram dumplings cooked with cabbage

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Mangodi (moong dal vadis), Cabbage (बंदगोभी)

Cuisine : Marwari

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Mangodi Cabbage

Mangodi Cabbage Recipe Card


As the Marwari business man settled down in many regions of the country, like Punjab, UP, Mumbai, Pune, Gujarat, Kolkata, Assam, Meghalaya and also abroad to expand his business and trade, he also adopted the regional culture and cuisine. The Marwari vegetarian food again comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Marwari vegetarian cooking has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of most of the dishes. There are some specific reasons for the use of some specific ingredients. The harsh climate plus the non-availability of a lot of ingredients have shaped the traditional cuisine. 

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mangodi Cabbage Recipe

  • Mangodi (moong dal vadis) 1/2 cup

  • Cabbage 3/4 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 3

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Frozen green peas 1/4 cup


Step 1

Roughly chop cabbage.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add asafoetida and mustard seeds and let the seeds splutter.

Step 3

Add curry leaves and sauté for ½ minute. Add mangodi, mix and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add a few drops of water, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add cabbage, salt, turmeric powder and ginger, cover and cook for 1 minute. Mix well, cover and cook for ½ minute.

Step 6

Slit green chillies and add. Mix, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 7

Add dried mango powder and mix well. Add green peas, mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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