My this recipe is Fusion recipe as here i am using Urad Dal Wadi from Punjab and Gathiya From Gujarat. Wow what an interesting combination!
Both the ingredients i am taking ready made, purchased from local market, but both the ingredients are easy to make at home too.
About Moong Dal Wadi
Moong Dal Wadis are very much famous in Amritsar (India). Wadis are prepared in different types that is Moong Dal Wadis, Spicy Dal Wadis, Urad Dal Wadis etc. The Wadis are basically sun-dried spheres made of dal cooked with lots of black pepper and red chillies. The premium quality and delicious taste has made the Indian Dal Wadis one of the favorite cuisies of millions.
These Wadis are easily picked from grocery shops , the one i am using in this recipe is made from urad dal.
But if you want to try recipe at home, you can try this way. Moong Dal Wadi Recipe
Now about Gathiya
Gathiya is a popular tea time snack. It is made of gram-flour strips deep fried.
This item is easily picked from sweets and snacks shops in India.
You don't need to prepare at home, but if you want here is the recipe, which help you as how to make home made Gathiya.
What are things required for making Gathiya and Punjabi dal wadi
1. Onion 3 no. (big size) roughly chopped
2. Tomatoes 3 no. (medium size) roughly chopped
3. Potatoes 2 no. (medium size) washed and cut in cubes with skin
4. Garlic 7-8 cloves (finely chopped)
5. Peas 50 gms (i am using here frozen)
6. Lemon 1 (this will be used lastly before serving if required)
7. Green chilly 1 (roughly chopped)
8. Wadi 2 ( available in my kitchen)
9. Gathiya 100 gms
10. Ginger paste 1 tsp.
1. Coriander Powder 2tsp
2. Turmeric Powder 1tsp
3. Red chilly Powder 2tsp
4. Garam Masala Powder 1tsp
5. Salt to taste
cooking oil 2tbsp.
This recipe we are making in pressure cooker, so take pressure cooker add 2tbsp cooking oil, add roughly chopped onions, cook on high flame.
Now add finely chopped tomatoes and Punjabi wadi in the above fried onion, mix well, cook till tomato is properly cooked (tender) and oil is separated from the gravy. (first 2 minutes cook on high flame and then on slow flame covering the lid, you don't have to give cover for pressure cooking, just cover)
Simultaneously take one glass of water in cooking pan, boil that water and when water start boiling add Gathiya into it.(switch off the gas stove)
The purpose of adding Gathiya in hot water, as it removes extra oil from Gathiya.
Keep in water from 2-3 minutes, then remove from water and keep asaide.
Now add ginger, garlic, green chilly, mix well and cook for another one minute.
Then add dry ingredients that is turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and salt to taste, add and mix well
Then add vegetables that is peas, potatoes and Gathiya (which are boiled), add and mix well and cook for another one minute.
Now cover the pressure cooker and allow to whistle 4-5 times and then slow the flame and cook for one -two minute. Remove from gas stove.
After cool down, open the cooker, check whether wadi is properly cooked or not, if wadi is not cooked then remove Gathiya and potatoes as they get cooked fast, just gravy and wadi, put little water and again pressure cook with 2-3 whistle.
Our Gathiya and Punjabi Dal ki sabzi is ready to serve with lemon and onion slice.