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Thursday, January 26, 2012


I have loved Undhiyon since a  long time - perhaps, from the time I first tasted it.It was prepared by my bua who  stays in Gujarat.

I had only one problem with undhiyon -it contained brinjal .I wanted undhiyon without brinjal.Hence,I decided, that I must make it myself sans the eggplant.

I have made undhiyon by following Tarla Dalal's recipe .I have made some changes.Many times,I make undhiyon without the green garlic as we do not consume garlic.Once , i Think , I made adding , green garlic.Yes, I make it a point to make Undhiyon , every winter season.

Ingredients :

Methi Muthiyas : 2 cups methi leaves -cleaned & finely chopped, 2 tbsp gehun ka atta,2 tbsp besan ,2 tbsp oil for shallow frying,salt to taste.

Masala  to be ground to paste : 1 cup fresh grated coconut,1/2 cup finely chopped dhania,1/4 cup finely chopped green garlic,1 tsp dhania powder,1tsp jeera powder,1 tbsp hari mirchi-adrak paste,1 tbsp lemon juice,salt to taste ,1 tsp sugar( optional).

Vegetables :12-13 baby potatoes - , 200gm surati papdi -stringed & chopped into 1 " pieces, 1-2 green bananas-chopped into 1" pieces,200gm purple yam ( called as kand ) cut into cubes, 200gm suran -cut into cubes,1/4 cup fresh toovar dana,2 tbsp oil, 1tbsp ajwain ( carrom seeds),1/4 tsp hing, salt to taste.

Please do not peel the skin of bananas.Suran & kand are to be peeled as lot of soil & dirt is stuck to the skin.

Method : Wash the baby potatoes & slit them such  that the two halves remain attached.Please do not peel the skin off the potatoes so that all vitamins are retained.

Take the vegetables ( suran &yam &), which have cut into cubes & make slits in them .In these slits apply the ground masala paste.Do similarly with the baby potatoes.Add the toovar dana,the surti beans & add some more ground paste.Mix & keep aside for 15 minutes.

 In a pressure pan  ,heat oil  & add ajwain seeds .When they splutter,add hing.Now add the masala coated vegetables to the pressure pan.Add salt.Add two cups water & pressure cook for 2 whistles.Put off the gas.

Make muthias by adding salt to fenugreek leaves.Remove all water.Add the other ingredients like besan,red chilli powder ,etc.Apply a little oil on the hands & make this methi -besan masala mixture into small balls.These balls can be shallow fried in tawa or even steamed in cooker.They can even be baked in the microwave.

In one instanace ,I simply mixed besan ,methi leaves & the ground masala paste & shaped them into methi muthias & shallow fried them .

Take the slit bananas & apply the ground masala into the slits.Now add the bananas & methi muthias to the pressure pan & cook by covering the pressure pan with a lid .Keep cooking by stirring now & then  till bananas become soft.

Put off the gas.This can be garnished with fresh chopped dhania.

Oondhiyon is served with puris & shrikhand though I can eat undhiyon just like that !

1 comment:

  1. looks great ! the only thing about making oondhiyun is that it is very cumbersome and time consuming !!But it tastes excellent with rotis or puris!