Monday, December 3, 2012

Pumpkin leaf vadi/duddi panna podi

Duddi/dudde panna podi is a  typical konkani style  fritter prepared with pumpkin leaves,which is served during lunch or dinner.But this makes a awesome appetizer or evening snack especially for vegetarians.You hardly get this  leaves in stores so better grow this in your kitchen garden as it takes very little attention.I have got plenty of these leaves in my backyard so i can relish it whenever i feel like.Other than vadi we can prepare so many dishes from this leaves,flowers and pumpkin itself  as it is very healthy and seasonal vegetable
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 10-15 mins
Yield: 20-25
  • 15 Pumpkin leaves
  • 2 cups Dosa rice
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal
  • 10 Whole dried red chillies
  • 1tsp Asafoetida /Hing powder
  • 2tbsp Rava/semolina (optional)
Cooking Directions

  1. Wash and clean the pumpkin leaves and let it dry completely.
  2. Soak rice for about 1 hour and grind to smooth paste
  3. Dry roast urad dal and red chillies till dal turns to brown colour
  4. Mix urad dal powder to the rice batter and make a thick batter.
  5. Add salt and asafoetida and mix it well.
  6. Now spread one leaf and apply this batter evenly on that pumpkin leaf and then place one more leaf over that and repeat the process Stack 7-8 leaves at a time and gently fold it to make round rolls.
  7. The same way make one more roll and refrigerate for 30 mins .
  8. Now take the rolls out of the fridge and cut into 1 cm round disc as shown in the picture.
  9. Heat oil in the pan and deep fry all the pieces till crisp and golden brown.

variation: Roll all the pieces in rava and fry till golden brown.