Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How to make Punjabi Aloo Wadi with Gravy

Recipe of Punjabi Aloo Wadi with gravy | Wadiyan | Moong Dal Nuggets

Aloo wadi/vadi is a traditional Indian dish in which moong dal nuggets and potatoes are cooked in onion tomato based gravy in Indian spices which tastes wonderful with Indian flatbread. Aloo wadi is simple yet flavorful. It is a perfect accompaniment for roti and naan.

Aloo wadi, Aloo vadi,moong dal nuggets, punjabi recipes

It is curry made with potatoes and wadi. It is a scrumptious curry dish which can be served with roti, naan or rice.

Aloo wadi, Aloo vadi,moong dal nuggets, punjabi recipes

Lets start with the recipe :

Recipe Type : Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine : Indian

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes20 minutes30 minutes Serves 4 

Ingredients :
  • Urad dal wadi 100 grams
  • 4 medium size potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 8 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 4 tomatoes grounded/grated 
  • Pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Oil
Preparation of Gravy :

  • Break wadi in small pieces and keep it aside
  • Chop potatoes in big chunks
  • Heat one tablespoon oil in a pressure cooker, add wadi in it and saute for 5 minutes
  • Take it out and keep it aside
  • In the oil, add cumin seeds and hing, till it splutter
  • Add onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies in it
  • Saute till onion turns light brown
  • Add crushed tomatoes in it
  • Let it cook on medium flame for few minutes 
  • Add salt, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powder in it
  • Cook on low flame, add potatoes and wadi in it
  • Add 1 cup of water in it and let it boil
  • Cover the lid and cook it for 4 whistles
  • When the pressure cools down naturally, open the lid
  • Cook it on low flame for 5 minutes and mash potatoes with spatula little bit to make gravy thick
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Indian flatbread.

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  1. Not sure what wadi is..but curry is always great!

  2. Love dishes like this! The spicing in this looks wonderful. And the recipe is pretty easy to make -- always a plus. Thanks!

  3. This wadi-potato curry looks so delicious! I haven't had wadi for a while and now I am tempted...

  4. I need to get this wadi this potato curry with wadi looks yum.

  5. Never heard about this recipe before.. I know about wadi.. But did I not know whole combo...

  6. Following you on instaa... Do check as well

  7. It look super yum..we call it aloo-wadiya in punjabi!

  8. Delicious wadi recipe.. bookmarked!!

  9. lovely! never tried but would die to taste it!

  10. Interesting and a perfect sabji for lunch time....

  11. Love this curry, love the taste of wadis in it..

  12. You have reminded me how i use to enjoy this curry but here in Calgary i am not getting these urad dal wadi.

  13. looks tasty love veg curries with roti

  14. I love wadi but never tried this dish, looks absolutely delicious!

  15. I love the sound of this, I could just eat it for dinner!


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