Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Palak (Spinach) Vadi


Spinach -  1 pack
Chickpea flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 3 tblsps
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp
Green chilly paste - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp 
 Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Carrom seeds - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tblsp
Salt as per taste


1. Wash the spinach and let the water drain out from it for an hour. Make spinach as dry as possible.
2. Finely chop this spinach.
3. In a bowl take all the chopped spinach. Add chickpea flour, rice flour, ginger-garlic paste, green chilly paste, turmeric, red chilly powder, asafoetida, garam masala, carrom seeds, sesame seeds and salt as per taste.
4. Mix all well. Salt will make the spianch to ooze out its water.
5. Heat 1 tblsp of oil and add to the spinach mixture. Make 2 rolls from that mixture.
6. While doing these rolls, apply some oil on your hand to prevent sticking.
8. In another vessel, boil some water. Apply some oil on 1 strainer and place these rolls in it.
9. Place this strainer on boiling water and steam the rolls for 10-15 minutes.
10. In 10-15 minutes roll will get cooked. Remove them from the strainer and let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
11. Once it get cooled down, cut it into small circles and shalow fry them with some oil.
12. You can server these vadi, as a side dish or an accompaniment or just like snacks with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

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