Pudachi Vadi / Sambhar Vadi (Coriander Stuffed Crispy Packets)

Pudachi Vadi

Pudachi Vadi / Sambhar Vadi (Coriander Stuffed Crispy Packets)This is a specialty from Nagpur / Vidarbh region in Maharashtra. Sambhar means fresh Coriander. Coriander stuffing is filled in dough covering and these packets are deep fried. It’s little lengthy process but these crispy packets are very yummy. Worth making these a few times in winter when fresh coriander is amply available. There are different recipes for Pudachi Vadi. I followed this one and the result was awesome.IngredientsFor StuffingFinely chopped fresh coriander 1.5 cupsSesame seeds 1 tablespoonGrated dry coconut 3 tablespoonFinely chopped medium size Onion 1Ginger Garlic Paste 1 teaspoonGreen Chilly Paste ½ teaspoonAmchoor (Mango Powder) ½ teaspoonGoda Masala (Spice Powder) ½ teaspoonPoppy Seeds (Khaskhas) 1 tablespoonChilly Powder ½ teaspoonTurmeric Powder ¼ teaspoonAsafoetida a pinchPowdered Sugar ½ teaspoon (Optional; Add if you like)Oil ½ teaspoonSalt to tasteFor CoverWheat Flour ½ cupBesan (Bengal Gram Flour) ¼ cupOil 2 tablespoonChilly Powder ½ teaspoonTurmeric Powder ¼ teaspoonAsafoetida a pinchSalt to tasteOil for deep frying Pudachi VadiInstructions1. For Cover dough – Mix wheat flour, besan, chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. Heat 2 tablespoon oil and add to this mixture. Using water bind a stiff dough. Cover it and Leave it to rest.2. For Stuffing – In a pan, dry roast sesame seeds and grated dry coconut separately till light brown. Leave it to cool.3. In the same pan, heat ½ teaspoon oil on medium flame. Add chopped onion. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add ginger, garlic paste and chilly paste. Mix. Add Poppy seeds and sauté till onion is translucent. Switch off the gas.4. In a bowl, add chopped coriander, onion mixture, sesame seeds, roasted dry coconut (crush a bit using fingers), aamchoor, goda masala, chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, powdered sugar and salt. Mix well. Stuffing is ready.5. Take a small dough ball and roll a round puri. Place a tablespoon of stuffing in the middle. Fold the puri from both sides such that it forms a roll. Press the layers so that they stick together. Now fold the other 2 sides to form a rectangular packet. Press the edges to seal it properly. Prepare all packets this way.6. In a wok, heat oil. Turn the flame to low. Gently slide in a packet and deep fry on low flame till it’s light brown from both sides.7. Yummy Pudachi Vadi is ready. Serve hot. As such you don’t need any chutney / sauce with it.

Pudachi Vadi
Pudachi Vadi

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