Wednesday, March 25, 2009

excellent blog award and kothimbir wadi in microwave




first of all thank you varsha for this award , i dunno about what others think about my blog .......but for me it is something more than excellent.....it is doing wonders for me ....and i come back to it whenever i get a little time in my daily routine........i am totally enjoying doing it as it makes me charged up like nothing else...


now about this wonderful recipe of kothimbir wadi.....or dhaniya patta wadi, or whatever you call it........it may be a herb dumpling or something else..........i make it with other herbs too but this is a traditional maharashtrian snack..........i had once saw it on TV, in karen anand's show, angad bedi was the show host n i liked the way he cooked it, completely at ease..........he steamed it over a pot of boiling water as is done traditionally n then deep fried it to serve as a snack...........i made a small but significant change ......cooked it in microwave n served it without frying.......it was so yum as it is that we a;ways eat it like that only........it is so flavorful because of fresh coriander leaves that it doesn't need any other treatment.............more so because i add some extra garlic and red chillies to it.........also i make it with soaked chana dal instead of besan....gives a better texture....most of the times i use mung dal with skin for this..........


ingredients

soaked chana dal 1 cup
garlic cloves ( i dint peel them) 10nos.
whole dried red chillies 6 nos.
ginger 2 inch piece
suji or cream of wheat 2 tbsp ( or more if mixture gets watery)

if you are using besan , it will be easier to bind the mixture without suji

salt n pepper to taste
turmeric powder 1 tsp
chopped coriander leaves 2 cups or as much the mixture can accommodate

procedure

first of all pulse the red chillies, garlic n ginger in your grinder so that they are coarsely ground.......green chillies can be used but i like the color of the red chillies sprinkled into the wadis.....choice is your's......after this put in the soaked dal, salt-pepper n turmeric powder into the grinder n give it another pulse to make a coarse paste...........take out in a mixing bowl and throw in the chopped coriander leaves , mix well .....shape into small rounds or oblong cutlet shapes, arrange in a microwave safe bowl with lid and microwave for 3 minutes for 3 -4 wadis......see the pic.....



repeat to make more wadis.........serve hot with or without chutny...........good with tea........the texture of coriander leaves n aroma of the herbs n chillies is something to die for......it is very tasty n chatpata ...........can be made in bulk n stored in fridge for a week........reheat in microwave to serve..............or deep fry if you feel like........can be shallow fried in nonstick pan........


sometimes i do a cheats job with this.....when there are some unexpected guests visiting...as is so common in our country........i cut it in cubes or thick slices.....deep fry and dip in a masala gravy..........ha ha.....goes well with rice and a dry side dish and the usual accompaniments....

4 comments:

  1. Good one..Like our Dal vada's..but this has no oil..n cooking it up in MW sounds whole new thing to me..quick n yum..Enjoy ur award n also blogging..:)

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  2. look yummy..1st time here..lots of food..

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  3. This looks really wonderful I'll definitely try your recipe..Keep visiting

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