Monday, June 21, 2010

Mangodi - मंगोड़ी (Sun Dried Split Green Lentil Dumplings)

Hello friends,


Thanks for participating in the guessing game. Only Sanyukta and Kiran were right. This is "Avocado" plant which I planted in my garden about 2 weeks ago and which per the gardener will start fruiting only after 2-3 years, so a long wait, but I am sure worth it :)





So, here is something that is sun-dried, so perfect for summer preparation and we use in a variety of ways in different preparations, so this is preparing an ingredient.


With not much further ado, it is called "Mangodi मंगोड़ी", or in normal hindi, you can call it, "moong dal vadi" or "minnapa pappu vadiyalu" in telugu or "sun-dried split green lentil dumplings" in English, so take your pick...lol


Mangodi - मंगोड़ी (Sun Dried Split Green Lentil Dumplings)






Ingredients
Peeli Moong Dal (Split Green Lentils) - 1 cup (Washed and Soaked for 2 hours)
Heeng (Asefoetida) - 1 pinch
Cilantro - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Salt - as per taste
Preparation

  • Coarsely to fine grind (it shouldn't be like a paste but not very coarse either) washed and soaked moong dal.
  • Mix salt, heeng and dhaniya patti to it.
  • Now, take a plastic sheet or a plate or anything you can put in son and dry your mangodis in (grease them lightly, so that when dried, mangodis can come out easily).
  • Now, take a small spoon or using your hand pour the moong dal mix on it in small quantities (as in pic).
  • Let them sun dry for 1-2 days till they are completely dried up (you will know when)
  • In the hot summer of Southern California, it only took me about 12 hours (over 2 days period) to dry them.

Serving
Store them in air tight container. This is mixed with different ingredients to prepare curries, kadhi (yogurt gravy soups) and even pulao (pilaf). So, no need to say, wait for those recipes, as I will be posting them soon :)


There are slightly other ways of making spicy mangodi as well, but I prefer the plain ones as then I can add whatever spice I want, while using mangodi in my curries or anything else.



I am sending this to MLLA # 24 hosted by Diana and started by Susan.

 



That's all for now. Take care till next post.

32 comments:

simply.food said...

Nice simple recipe, I like the sound of this dried fritter very much .I have never tried it before but will book mark for sure.

Swathi said...

Nice recipe, I haven't tried this one. I will. Looks really good.

Kiran said...

Nice and healthy sun dried vadi.
Nice to know that plant is avocado plant.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love this vadis....specially my moms and hubbys fav...mom sends this and chana dal vadi to me fresh from india...i use to make before but hriday(my 18mnth old naughty baby)loves making a mess and scattering it everywhere...love other different variaties too...we add jeera in this...easy dumplings for curry...love it....hey i guessed it right...avocado plant...i m very poor @ guessing plants/trees/leaves.credit goes to u..thanks dear..u gave a simple hint(veggie/fruit)and thought would b related to the event..AVOCADO...hihi

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. will be nice to have avocados in your garden!! Your Mangodi also look great!

Umm Mymoonah said...

wow! That's a great recipe. Very good guessing game, it's so cool that you have your own avocado plant in your garden, i missed your game.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum...

GayathriRaj said...

Hey wow thats a nice interesting post i feel.....i love lentil dumplings a lot...v generally do it with urad dal and urs is also too gud and worth trying....good one....

Nithu Bala said...

So bad..I missed out few of your posts and you've given the answer here:-)

This is something new to me..sounds good..waiting for the other interesting recipes you prepare out of this..

Susan said...

Just plain WOW, Priya! I thought they were fried. Amazing.

(P.S. - Haven't forgotten about your request to host MLLA. Overloaded at moment (again), but will be in touch.)

Satya said...

these vadis new to me ... it looks very interesting... we used to prepare something similar with urad dal .... i love rajastani dishes but never got chance to prepare... thanks priya because of u i get to know more of rajasthani food : )

Madhavi said...

Very nice and yummy recipe :))

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Really different ...Need to try it...Thanks for sharing...

The Housewife said...

Do the wadis taste the same as the telugu vadiyalu? I have so many vadiyalu sitting at home.. I'm wondering if I could use them for curries too apart from just frying them?

suma said...

Have heard of mangodi, never eaten it, sounds delicious!!

Kanchan said...

Wow !! I had no idea about these Mangodis till last month.... during one of the food exhibition The Foodie bought these enthusiastically and then prepared one simple zol vali (gravy) sabzi . I was amused with his preparation and thought he is just experimenting on me.

So now that you have posted how to prepare them... looking forward for reliable recipes from you and will surprise him with it ;)

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats an easy one..thanks for sharing...and i could really not guess it was avocado..really worth waiting for it..

Priya said...

Oh no, its avocado then..i never seen the avocado tree yet..Sun dried dumpling looks awesome and very new to me Priya..thanks for sharing dear..

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice interesting yummy recipe...

Niloufer Riyaz said...

vadi looks delicious, looking forward for your future recipes with them

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Nice to know that it is avocado plant. I tried to guess but couldn't. The recipe is a very novel one. I am jealous that you have so much sun :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is so very new to me. never heard or had. So definitely gonna make it. Nice pic too.

An Open Book said...

wow interesting dish..its absolute enlightenment for me:)

Rachana said...

I have seen these in the Indian stores. Will have to try making these this summer. I know these are used in many Rajasthani dishes. I'm looking forward to many traditional dishes using this vadi on your blog.

Torviewtoronto said...

Interesting and tasty dish, we have so much rain over here this summer

Srivalli said...

Oh lovely recipe..we do the same during summer..

arthi said...

wow!!interesting recipe.new to me.Thanks for sharing

Yummy Team said...

Lovely dumplings..Interesting recipe! It is really new to me, thanks for sharing, Priya..

Panchpakwan said...

I have seen these vadis but not tasted..Look forward for your yuumy creation with these!!!

Oh..thats avocado tree..never seen before!!

srikars kitchen said...

Nice recipe.. healthy one..

Vegetarian Zest said...

I always bought ready made vadis. Never occurred that i could make this at home.Must try.

Nisha said...

Hi Priya,
I'm linking the word 'mangodi' on my post to your page.
Hope that's okay with you.

Nisha

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