This post is for my beloved friend Rentu,
Here goes the traditional marwari recipe .Let me first tell you what moong dal vadi is?It is found in all the stores and if you are living abroad then you can find them in Indian stores too.
You can make it as home also this way
Step1-Soak yellow moong dal for four hours in water.
Step2-Grind the moong dal in a mixer grinder or food processor.Don’t add water into it at all.
Step3-Add salt, pepper and chili according to taste.(It does require little extra salt)
Step4-Fill the mixture which should be tooth paste consistency into a cone and pipe it out into small mounds on a cookie tray.
Step4-Dry it under the sun for 2-3 days and bake it in the oven so that it complete dries out.
Step5-Store it in an air tight container.It can last for one year easily.You can store it in the fridge or slightly roast it in oil to preserve it for long.
Here goes the recipe:-
1 cup Moong vadi
1 potato cut into chuncks
1 chopped medium onion
1 or 2 medium chopped tomatoes
2tbsp. of oil
1tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asafoteida(optional)
salt to taste
1tsp turmeric powder
1and 1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Water for the gravy.
Method and preparation:-
Step1-Heat 2tbsp. of oil in a pressure cooker and fry the moong vadis on low heat until they turn golden brown in color.Take them out in a paper towel so that excess oil can be removed.
Step2-Now in the same pressure cooker add 1tsp of oil and cumin seeds when oil is hot.Add hing, chopped onion and saute them well.
Step3-Add chopped tomatoes and all the above mentioned powder spices.Mix well and cook till the tomatoes leave some oil.
Step4-When both tomatoes and onion are dried up add water into it.
Step5-Add potatoes and vadis and pressure cook for 2 whistles.If you are living in area which has hard water you might require more whistles.
Moong dal vadi is ready to be served.You can serve it with rice , parantha or chapati.Goes well with any thing.Best part is when there are no vegetables at home then this vadi can be made.
You can experiment with vadis in many ways.I make palak vadi by cookin palak and adding vadi and all the masalas in it.Even methi vadi or papad vadi can be made.Just u have to explore the vadis
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