500 Calorie Fried Cabbage Meatballs for Vegetarians

 These cabbage meatballs are ideal for vegans or those who want to experiment with different vegetable recipes. Came to challenge the beef meatballs. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these meatballs are willing to re-introduce you to cabbage.

500 Calorie Fried Cabbage Meatballs

Cabbage is one of the vegetables that unfortunately does not enter every home, and even if we do not see it while doing grocery shopping, we will forget its existence.

However, it has so many benefits that everyone should eat it often. For this reason, we have brought a recipe with cabbage in the leading role that has a very high taste.

We introduce you to a recipe that insists on changing all preconceptions about cabbage.

This recipe perfectly proves the harmony of cabbage with cumin and how other ingredients and vegetables come together to create flavors.

Call it patties, vegetarian meatballs, or hashbrowns… It doesn’t matter.

Because at the end of the day, you will experience a very different taste than before. They are a delicious way to enjoy all the benefits of cabbage.

Take a look at the ingredients list before proceeding with the step-by-step recipe. See how convenient this list is for making additions to it.

How Does? Totally to your taste. If you wish, you can add fresh red peppers by finely chopping them just like carrots.

If you don’t like dill, you can replace it with fresh parsley or cut off the green part entirely.

You can add or remove many different ingredients, as we mentioned above or cook them exactly as we offer you.

Trust your imagination and read on to learn the step-by-step recipe.

Cabbage Meatballs

Cabbage Meatballs Recipe

Yield: 3

Cabbage Meatballs Recipe

Cabbage Meatballs

Vegetable lovers, those bored of cooking the same dishes every day, and those looking for brand-new flavors will love this recipe. This recipe is determined to make children love it too. In short, there’s no one these fried cabbage meatballs can’t convince!

Try and offer it to those who don’t like vegetables because they may not have come across the right vegetable recipes until they cook.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Cabbage (1/4 head, chop finely)
  • All-purpose flour (5 tbsp, you can replace it with whole wheat flour)
  • Egg (1, medium)
  • Breadcrumbs (3 tbsp)
  • Carrot (2 medium, grated)
  • Dill (1-3 sprigs, optional)
  • Cumin (1 tsp)
  • Paprika (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To Fry

  • Sunflower oil (1 1/2 cups)


Step 1

Divide the cabbage into four equal parts. Take 1 part and chop finely, wash, drain well, and keep aside. Chop the dill and add it to the cabbage. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of salt on the cabbage and dill. Leave it like that for a while.

Step 2

Grate the carrots and keep them aside. Cabbages and dill will be a little watery. Squeeze this water with your hands. Then add the carrots on top of them. Add the egg and all the seasonings. Finally, add the flour and knead well. After kneading well, break off meatball-sized pieces with your hands and shape them.

Step 3

Preheat a deep frying pan while shaping the meatballs. Add sunflower oil to the heated pan and let the oil heat well. Dip meatballs in breadcrumbs. Then fry them. Take care not to move the meatballs too much, especially in the early stages of frying, so they don’t fall apart.


  • The best spice of cabbage is cumin. Don’t cut it from the recipe list; if you’re a cumin lover, feel free to use it in generously.
  • You can add whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour or mix these two flour.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 500Total Fat 47gNet Carbohydrates 19gProtein 4g
Service Suggestion

Use a large serving platter.

Place a dipping sauce bowl in the middle of this plate.

Add whipped yogurt or your favorite dip to the bowl.

Arrange fried cabbage meatballs around this dipping sauce bowl.

See Also

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