Gajar Vadi Recipe - Maharashtrian Style Steamed Carrot Dumplings
Delicious and easy to make, Gajar Vadi is a Maharashtrian snack that is made with gram flour, wheat flour and spices along with grated carrots. It is a quick and simple snack that can be packed in your kid's snack box too.
Gajar Vadi is a popular Maharashtrian savoury snack which is made with gram flour, wheat flour and spices. In this recipe we have added grated carrots/gajar to make it a healthier.
Vadis are steamed, making it a healthy and flavourful snack a favourite that can be sent as a snack in your kid's snack box. You can also serve Gajar Vadi as a snack at tea time or eat it as a side dish at lunch.
Did you know: Carrots are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber and not to forget the vitamin A that aids in the health of your eyes. .
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For the Vadi
- 2 cups Carrot (Gajjar) , grated
- 1-1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour ,
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder , or according to taste
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 2 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon Oil
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Salt , to taste Ingredients for Seasoning
- 2 teaspoons Oil
- 2 teaspoons Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
How to make Gajar Vadi Recipe - Maharashtrian Style Steamed Carrot Dumplings
To begin making the Gajar Vadi, we will firsty make the vadi. Wash, peel and grate the carrots in a bowl.
In the same mixing bowl, add gram flour, wheat flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder together and knead to make a firm, smooth dough by adding little water at a time. Make a soft dough.
To shape the vadi, sprinkle a little water on the dough, if required and shape the dough into cylindrical rolls of about 6" length and 1" thickness. Make sure to make the rolls tight enough so that they don't split in the water.
In a saucepan, add enough water to accommodate all the rolls.
Now slowly drop the rolls into the water and boil them for about 15-20 minutes on high heat. This will help in the rolls/ vadi to cook through.
Once done, remove the rolls and allow it to rest for about few minutes and allow it cool completely. Once cooled completely, cut the Gajar Vadis rolls into even sized slices or bite size pieces.
The next step is to temper the vadi. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan on medium flame, add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
Add in the asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillies and sesame seeds. Stir well for about 30 seconds.
Add in the cooked Gajar Vadi into the seasoning and stir fry for about a minute. Ensure the Vadis are well coated with the seasoning.