Stuffed Vadi/Masala Vadi

Name:  Pooja Gaurav Shah

Address: 4, Yamuna Apartment, Jayant Park Society, Near Yamunaji Haveli, Ahmedabad – 380050

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Phone No:  9429006208, 7383990695


For the stuffing:

White Sesame seeds – 2 tsp

Dessicated coconut – ¼ cup

Peanuts – 1 cup

Garlic – 4 cloves

Onions – 2

Hing (asafoetida) – ½ tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Salt- as per taste

Coriander leaves

Powdered sugar – ½ tsp

Juice of ½ lemon

For the cover:

Besan (gram flour) – 1 cup

Oil – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder  – ½ tsp

Red chilli powder – ½ tsp

Hing (asafoetida) – ½ tsp

Jeera (Cumin) powder – ½ tsp

Garlic – 2 cloves

Salt – as per taste


Roast the peanuts and sesame seeds separately. Heat some oil in a pan and add turmeric and hing. Add the chopped onions and saute till golden brown. Let the onions cools down a bit. Using a mixer grinder, crush the peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut separately. Now crush the garlic cloves. Mix the onions, garlic, peanuts, sesame seeds, coconut, green chillies, turmeric powder, hing, red chilli powder and salt. Keep this mixture aside.

Now for making the cover heat some oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds, hing and crushed garlic. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli power and salt. Add some water. When the water starts boiling add the besan gradually and keep stirring. If there are lumps formed, you may use a hand blender to make the mixture smooth. Keep stirring the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes. For making the cover, take this mixture and spread it evenly over a damp cloth. Now spread the stuffing evenly over the besan layer.  Now press the stuffing smoothly and fold the damp cloth. Seal the besan cover with hands so that the stuffing does not come out. Now gradually remove the cloth from the besan cover. You may apply some oil over your palms before doing so. Cut the vadis in pieces.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and dessicated coconut and serve.

Medicinal/Nutritive value:

Besan helps control cholesterol and is useful for diabetics as well as for obesity.

Coconut is like a boon for pregnant women as it very important for brain development of a child.

Peanuts are high in protein content and also improves digestion

White sesame seeds brings radiance to skin and controls blood pressure. It also helps control the menstruation cycle.

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