firstly, remove the core of large cabbage and separate the leaves.
soak the leaves in hot water until it turns flexible.
now in a small bowl take 2 cup besan, 2 tbsp rice flour, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp cumin powder.
also add ½ tsp garam masala, ¼ tsp ajwain, pinch hing and 1 tsp sesame.
further add 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp chilli paste, ¼ cup jaggery, 3 tbsp tamarind pulp, 2 tbsp oil and ¾ tsp salt.
add water as required to prepare a smooth batter.
now take blanched cabbage and remove hard part of the leaf.
spread prepared besan batter generously.
place another leaf on top and start spreading the batter.
repeat this for 4 to 5 leaves.
fold the sides and roll tight. make sure the masala is still intact.
place the rolled cabbage roll into the steamer.
steam for 1 hour on medium flame. make sure to check in between to prevent from water drying off.
cool completely, and cut to thick slices. keep aside.
prepare the tempering by heating 2 tbsp oil.
add 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp sesame, pinch hing, few curry leaves. splutter the tempering.
now add 2 tbsp water and mix gently.
place the sliced cabbage roll.
roast on medium flame until it turns golden brown and crisp from both sides.
now sprinkle 2 tbsp coconut and 2 tbsp coriander.
finally, enjoy cabbage paatra as a side dish or as a tea time snack.