Monday, October 31, 2011

Patwadi or Patodi Rassa

Today I am sharing a very different recipe with you. It is a typical Maharashtrian Rassa ot Curry and not many people know it. The name of the dish is Patwadi or Patodi Rassa Bhaji. The procedure involves making the Patwadis or Patodis (Gram flour or Besan vadis) and then adding them to the curry. The concept is kind of similar to Gatte ki subzi, a specialty from Rajasthan, but the taste is totally different as the procedure and masalas are different.

Procedure to make Patwadis: 
Mix together 1/2 cup besan, 1 tsp red chilly powder, 1 tsp clove powder, 1 tsp poppy seeds, 2 tbsp fresh shredded coconut, 1 tbsp yoghurt, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp ajwain, 2 tsp oil, salt to taste and 1 cup water. Put the mixture in a thick bottom pan, and cook for 4-5 mins stirring continuously so that there are no lumps. Then cover and cook for 4 -5 mins more on medium low heat. Take care to keep stirring so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom. When the besan/gramflour is fully cooked and kind of thick, transfer it to a greased plate, spread it around the plate and let it cool. Cut it into small squares or diamonds. At this point the patwadis can be eaten as is or put in a curry.
Procedure for making Curry or Rassa:
Take a pan and put 1 tbsp oil and fry 1 &1/2 cup chopped onion (till they are golden brown), then add 1 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp poppy seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp sesame seeds, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1 inch ginger, 4-5 garlic cloves, 2 chopped green chillies, salt to taste and 2 tsp maharashtrian goda masala or garam masala and fry for 5 mins. Grind everything to a smooth paste.

Final Assembly:
Take another pan and  put 1 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds and  when they crackle, add 1/4 tsp asofoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilly powder and some curry leaves. Add the paste and bring it to a boil. Then add the patwadi or patodi pieces and cook for 4-5 mins. Garnish with cilantro and serve with Roti or Poli.

Note: The traditional curry has a lot of oil floating on top, but being health conscious, I have added only as much oil as necessary. You can adjust the amount of oil as per your preference.

42 comments:

sangee vijay said...

This is new n looks absolutely delicious...might have tasted great with rotis...will try this sometime!!

aipi said...

What an authentic recipe ~ loved it n bookmarked it :)
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Sravs said...

very interesting and delcious!!

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Turmericnspice said...

LOVE this recipe am going to book mark this AWESOME !! nice thick curry

Prathima Rao said...

Loved this authentic recipe!!!!
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Raji said...

This is one lovely recipe...bookmarked.

Pushpa said...

Authentic delicious curry,going to try this soon.

Tina said...

Delicious curry...looks yummy..

Amy said...

looks delicious!!

Gayathri NG said...

Its new to me will surely try this for once...thks for sharing!!
Looks delicious...

Kaveri said...

A very different and yummy looking curry...bookmarking this one

Shanthi said...

Authentic and yummy recipe

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Authentic and yummy recipe..would love to try it soon.

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kranthi said...

looks so tasty and yummy

divya said...

Delicious curry...looks yummy..

Suja said...

Authentic recipe,delicious..thanks for sharing.

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful I haven't had like this

Priya said...

Seriously patodi rassa looks fabulous and inviting..

Rachana said...

Thanks for sharing this authentic and delicious recipe. Looks Yumm.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Thats really new and interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing

sangeeta said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I would try it for sure . A different version is made in UP too called besan ki katli , have posted it on my blog too. This version will really be different from rajasthan, gujrat or UP version n worth including in my repertoire :)

Archana said...

Delicious. I have heard about these but never eaten it. Bookmarked.
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R said...

sangee vijay, aipi, sravs, turmericnspice, prathima rao, raji, pushpa, tina, amy, gayathri ng, kaveri, shanthi, muskaan A2Z, kranthi, divya, suja, torviewtoronto, priya, racnaha, jeyashrisuresh, archana: thank you all, let me know when u try it!!
sangeeta: wow that's cool, i will check out the up version too :) thnx.

Sobha Shyam said...

new to me, very interesting and delicious recipe..

JishasKitchen said...

delicious and tempting curry..yumm

Pari said...

Rupali, I love this curry and your way of making the patvadi sounds simpler, I make it in the Ukad way.

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R said...

Shoba shyam, jisha's kitchen: thanks!
Pari: thnx, would luv to find out more abt ukad way too.
Saji: will check it out soon.

hemalata said...

Yummy and delicious curry.

Zareena said...

Had this once and loved the taste. Thanks for sharing.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Love the preparation of patwadi's, nice yummy curry.

Panchamrutham said...

interestingly novel recipe for me...looks great

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Ambreen said...

very interesting recipe, looks fantastic!

Kalyani said...

been lookign for this recipe for quite some time .. first time here, and happy to follow you !

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Babli said...

Unique and innovative recipe. Looks yummy, spicy and delicious.

R said...

hemalata, zareena, umm mymoonah, panchamrutham, ambreen, kalyani, babli: thanks for appreciating!

Shalmali said...

yum! looks so appetizing!
you know my CKP in-laws make a similar preparation called Vadicha Sambar! This dish just reminded me of that and I have already told my MIL to make some as soon as she visits us..:)

R said...

@Shalmali: thanks! looking fwd to ur MIL's version recipe on ur blog!

Indu said...

Never had maharastrian food before. Would love to try out this recipe

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R said...

@indu: thanks, do try it and let me know :)

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Maha Gadde said...

new to me..very interesting..