Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi
by Tarla Dalal
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This Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi is a home-style recipe, but has an exotic feel about it because of the exciting mix of spices in it.
It is a traditional Vidharbi recipe that is best enjoyed with chapatis. An interesting combination of valor papdi and moong dal vadi is cooked with a tongue-tickling masala that combines a wide assortment of aromatic and flavour-packed seeds and spices.
It is interesting to note that the masala paste uses dry coconut (kopra) and not fresh coconut. This gives the subzi a unique flavour. Enjoy it hot and fresh with chapatis right off the tava.
Have a go at other traditional delicacies like Bharleli Vaangi and Cauliflower Greens Pitla .
- Heat oil in a broad non-stick kadai, add the fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, poppy seeds, sesame seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the red chillies and coconut and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
- Cool slightly, and blend it in a mixer till smooth using ¼ cup of water. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, deep fry a few moong dal vadi at a time on a slow flame till they turn golden brown and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
- In the same oil, deep fry a few papdi at a time, on a medium flame till they turn light brown in colour. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the chopped onions, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Add the tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes. While stirring occasionally.
- Add the prepared masala and kokum, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes. While stirring occasionally.
- Add ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally or till the masala starts leaving oil.
- Add the fried papdi and moong dal vadi, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot, garnished it with coriander leaves.
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