Thursday, 18 August 2011

Badi ki Sabji (Badi Curry)

Badi Ki Sabji
Badi are made of urad  dal.To the soaked, ground urad dal some times grated and nicely squeezed cucumber/bottle gourd are added, then after mixing them are dropped as small globules on an oiled plate or on a plastic and dried under sun. These can be stored and use as and when required.In Punjab instead of cucumber/ bottle gourd lots of chilli and garam masala is added to make them real spicy.I find badi one of the best discovery made by house wife.God bless the soul of the lady who brought it to existence!!!

Preparation Time : 10 min.
Cooking Time : 30 -40 min.
Servings : 4 medium servings.

Ingredients required for Badi ki Sabji
  • 10 - 12 Badi , and if it is Punjab badi then one big broken into small pieces
Home made Badi
  • 2 Medium size Potatoes peeled and cut to 1 inches size
Potatoes cut to pieces
  • 2 medium size Tomatoes made to paste
Tomato Paste

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder.
  • 2 Teaspoon Coriander seed powder.
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds.
  • 1/4 Teaspoon mustard seeds.
  • One red dry chilly.
  • Garam masala 1/2 tea spoon.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 5 - 10 ml. Cooking oil. 
Directions to prepare Badi ki Sabji
  • Heat oil in kadai ( wok), and shallow fry the badi in it till golden in color.
Badi being shallow fried
  • Remove them from kadai once done .
Shallow fried Badi
  • Add cumin seeds, red chilly pieces in the remaining oil and cook for a min. 
Cumin seeds and red chilli being cooked in the remaining oil
  • Add potatoes in it and stir fry for 5 min.
Potatoes being cooked with seasoning
  • Add  fried badi in it and stir and cook for a min.
Badi , added after frying potatoes
  •  Add tomato paste and cook till the mixture leaves the wall of wok.
Tomatoes being cooked with badi
    •  Add turmeric powder, salt, garam masala, coriander seed powder,mix thoroughly and cook for a min.
    Masala added to badi potato mix in the wok.
    • Add 300 ml of water mix and cover it.
    Water added  to the mixture in the wok
    • Allow to cook on low flame for 20 minutes.
    • Keep stirring in between.
    • Remove from heat when potatoes and badi are tender.
    • Put the cooked badi sabji in serving bowl and garnish it with finely cut coriander leaves .
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    Enjoy the sabji with cooked rice and curd, or chapati and curd/raita :) 
    My son enjoying Badi ki sabji with Bathue ka raita and rice
    Tips :
    • Fry the badi light brown as due to hot oil in them they will gain darker color even after removing from heat. 
    • If you are using Punjabi badi then cook in cooker as it will cook fast and will turn out tender.
    Suggested Variations:
    • Badi ki sabji can be made in Micro wave 
      • Take a spoonful of oil coat he badi with it and micro for a min so that Badi become brown.
      • Cook the potato pieces with little water and salt in micro for 2-3 min.
      • Mix the browned badi, potato pieces, paste of tomato, and pieces in a micro wave cooking container and cook for 10min.
      • Take 1/2Teaspoon of oil in a small pan /spoon heat it and add cumin seeds, 1-2 whole red chili and when the cumin seeds split and chili become brownish red pour them over them micro cooked badi ki sabji.

    1 comment:

    1. Any other garnishing apart from coriander leaves? My husband doesn't like thm :)



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