Punjabi Aloo Wadiyan Recipe (Dried Dumplings With Potato Curry)

Updated on December 3, 2018
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Aloo means potato, and wadiyan refers to dried dumplings. These dumplings are usually prepared with a sun-dried fermented batter of lentils like mung beans or black lentils, as well as some spices. The dumplings are quite spicy and hot.

Mung beans are the healthiest of all the lentils, and they are also the easiest to digest. Learn about the many health benefits mung beans provide.

This is a traditional North Indian Punjabi dish. In the accompanying video, you can see how the wadi (plural: wadiyan) looks.

Cook Time

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 1 hour 10 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 dried lentil dumpling
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, chopped
  • 200 grams choliya (fresh green chickpeas)
  • 2 onions + cloves from a whole garlic bulb, pureed
  • 2 tomatoes, pureed
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tsp hara dhania (cilantro), chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 600-700 ml water
  • 600-700 ml water

Punjabi Aloo Wadiyan (Dried Dumplings With Potato Curry)

Instructions

  1. Pour oil in a pressure cooker. Turn the heat to high. Once the oil is hot, stir-fry the dumplings until roasted light brown. Remove and set aside.
  2. Put in the pureed onions and garlic. Stir a few times and add the kasuri methi. Roast until the water dries up.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the ginger paste. Stir-roast until the masala turns light brown.
  4. Add the tomato puree. Give a nice mix and add in all the spices and salt. Stir-cook for about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are completely mashed.
  5. Add the cholia, chopped potatoes, and the dumplings. Stir-cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the water and mix well. Keep the heat on high and close the cooker. At the first whistle, reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes more, then put off the heat.
  7. Open the cooker when the pressure eases down. The potatoes and peas should be cooked. Heat the dish and transfer to a serving bowl. In case the gravy is thin, heat it a bit longer until it thickens to your liking.
  8. Garnish with some chopped cilantro and serve with roti or rice.
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    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thank you, Dora.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 days ago from The Caribbean

      Wish I could eat some of your cooking. Your dishes always look so appetizing. Lentils dumplings sound great and of course, I like curry. Thanks!

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thank you, manatita.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thank you for appreciating the dish, Peggy.

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      manatita44 

      8 days ago from london

      I like the look. Seems full of goodness indeed! Yes mung beans are great as is chana with roti, which I had last night. Thanks Bro.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 days ago from Houston, Texas

      I agree with Dianna. This recipe sounds delicious and very healthful as well. Thanks!

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Glad you like the dish. Thank you, Dianna.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      9 days ago

      This recipe has so many healthy and yummy ingredients. Good for these chilly days.

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