Soak Channa dal in water for 3 hours and grind coarsely with garlic, red chilies, cumin & poppy seeds without adding water. Add grated cabbage to this mixture and Make lemon sized balls out of it. Flatten this into thick patties. Steam this in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry until brown. Serve hot.