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Vegan Mofo Day 19: I sometimes worry about raising a vegetarian kid in this not-so-vegetarian world. As of now, he eats whatever I give him in day-care/ school and even his teachers in school know about his dietary preference and don't give him anything that has meat. But when I think of him going to a real school, I'm not sure how he's going to fare. How do I tell him that it's not OK to eat meat, but at the same time I want him to respect his friend's eating choices, I don't want him to say something that...


810 serving

Total time

50 minutes




  • 1 cup cabbage (- very finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (- small, grated)
  • 2 green onion (- finely chopped)
  • ½ cup pepper (Green - very finely chopped (may be half of a medium sized ))
  • ¼ cup Chickpea flour ((Besan) (or more))
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • ½ tsp Ginger garlic (+ paste)
  • ¼ tsp chili powder (Red)
  • to taste Salt
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala


  1. Microwave all the veggies except the scallions with little water until completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.
  2. When cool enough to handle, add the chickpea flour, rice flour, salt, chili powder, garam masala, ginger+garlic paste and mix into a thick batter. Add more chickpea flour if the mixture is too wet. Add little water if the mixture is too dry (the veggies should be wet enough and no additional water is usually necessary).
  3. Heat an appam pan, add about 1/2 tsp oil in each hole. When the oil starts to sizzle, add about 1tbsp of batter in each hole and cook on medium-low flame until golden brown on all sides. These cook pretty fast, so constant attention is required. Adjust the heat so that all the balls cook evenly.
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