Hey my lovely Readers! It’s been a while since I connected with you all. Well, I have been distracted, away and occupied with so many things besides the blog. There are changes on the job front that I shall announce soon. 🙂 Strangely, I thought it would free up my time but I have been on my toes ever since. I have missed blogging and wish I could do more in the 24 hours I have. I realized one thing though, the more I am away from blogging, tougher it gets to come back into the ‘zone’. I seriously have troubles writing! Do you have such moments?
The good thing is, I am back from a short but rejuvenating trip to Budapest and damn, I was pleasantly surprised with the city. I needed the break for sure and it didn’t disappoint! The weather was sunny and on our side during our stay. I was simply bowled over by the architecture, romance, the Buda hills and the plains on the East. There is so much the city offers for everyone. I am going back some day. Having said that, I am back to the cold and somewhat snowy weather here in Denmark. Yes can you believe it – snowing in April?!! To be honest – I love it. The first view this morning outside my balcony door – snow, drizzle, spring flowers and the sun reflecting shades of pink onto grey stratocumulus clouds – it looked so magical. Where do you get to see such a sight? 🙂
Back to the recipe for today ‘Malvani Vade’ – A deep fried puffed bread from the region of Malvan that is usually an accompaniment to Malvani Chicken Curry, which I shared in my previous post. The dish when served together is called as ‘Kombi Vade’ – translated to Chicken curry and puris (fried bread). It is absolutely simple, delicious and gluten free.
1 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup split Black gram / Urad dal
1/4 cup Gram flour
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tbsp Fenugreek / Methi seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil
- Wash and soak split black gram / urad dal for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- Drain water from it and grind to make smooth paste without adding much water.
- In a spice blender, make a powder of fenugreek and coriander.
- In a mixing bowl, add rice flour , turmeric powder, blended spice powder, cumin powder and salt to taste
- Heat the oil and add it to the rice powder mix.
- Add black gram / urad dal paste and knead the dough together.
- Add a tablespoon of water at a time to make it into a stiff dough.
- Let the dough rest for 15-30 mins.
- Once rested, divide the dough in small golf sized balls.
- Take one ball, apply some oil and roll it flat to make a round. I have a traditional press to do this part.
- Heat oil for deep frying on medium. Once the oil is hot, deep fry the puri’s / vade’s until it is puffed and golden brown on both sides.
- Serve hot 🙂
Hope you enjoy making this recipe. Have a lovely week ahead and remember to visit and subscribe to my Facebook Page: My Culinary Saga to get regular yummy updates.
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34 thoughts on “Malvani Vade”
They look perfect x nice to see you xx
🙂 thank you Elaine!
Deep fried huh? In moderation of course, I would love a couple of those. Happy Fiesta Friday and thanks for coming to the party.
I wish I could confirm the moderation part of it! 😛 once you dig into the bread and delicious curry , you loose count of how many you eat! 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday to you as well.
Delicious! It sounds like a lovely trip!
Thanks Antonia 🙂 yes it surely was but extremely short 😛
Delicious….n hope you have enjoyed to the fullest…
I did Bhumi 🙂 thanks so much!
This looks very delicious Trupti 😀
I don’t miss the Danish weather and enjoyed to come back home to Spain after a while in Denmark. Good that you are enjoying.
hehe 🙂 you know I have a danish colleague who moved to INdia 3 years ago and he doesn’t want to come back here. A weeks holiday in DK last week and he messaged me to ask how we coped with the cold 😛
🙂 🙂 thank you Ritu!
Sounds you enjoyed ur trip a lot.. looks delicious ☺
I did dear 🙂 thanks so much!
These look great! Glad you had a good break 🙂
Thank you Freda 🙂 yes I needed one desperately 🙂
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Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Best wishes with your job!
Thank you so much Cynthia! 🙂
Awesome looking puris, Trupti 🙂 I shall try these soon!
Thanks CH! Let me know how you like it
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww mouth watering.
nice to see you back dear! Wonderful!
Ohh wow, I hope your job related things are all sorted out. Budapest seems like a fun place to travel to, do share pictures of your travels😊. Are these vada’s similar to poori’s? Or a bit different? They look fantastic though. Oh and don’t overwork yourself, we will wait for all your posts
Hey dear 🙂 yes they are different from poori since it’s made using rice flour unlike wheat/ all purpose flour. Will share my travel pics for sure.. May be next posts !
Ohhhthat mist give it a very crispy texture, I’m def gona try this out
These look so good!! I totally wanna make them!! I am sure Budapest was a blast!! <3
Would love to see your clicks on these.. Budapest was fun surely 🙂
Hi 🙂 This looks wonderful and reminds me of this Brazilian puff that I just made for my blog not too long ago! I definitely get what you mean about having a hard time getting back into blogging once you’ve been removed from it for a while! Writers block, I think! 🙂 anyhow, I think your food is wonderful and I’m looking forward to seeing more of it!
Wow thanks for stopping by here Roxanne 🙂 will look for your puff recipe!
last time I tried to make bread it was more like a weapon of mass destruction and I realised I am a terrible baker. It’s ok I can cook but I have to give this a try!
I will be so happy if you try! This is a no fail bread for sure 🙂