wadi chawal
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wadi chawal

punjabi wadi chawal - wadis are spiced & sun dried lentil dumplings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: punjabi
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1.5 cups rice
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 8 to 10 wadis
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • salt as required
  • a few coriander leaves for garnishing (dhania patta)


  • heat oil in a pan.
  • splutter the cumin seeds.
  • add chopped onion and then fry till golden.
  • now add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw aroma disappears.
  • add tomatoes and fry them till they become pulpy.
  • now add all the dry spice powders plus green chilies and saute the whole masala till the oil separates.
  • add the rice and mix well.
  • rinse the wadis in water and add it to the rice. pour water.
  • add salt and cover the pan. cook the rice till done.
  • serve wadi chawal hot garnished with coriander leaves.


  • you can also make the wadi chawal in pressure cooker. in this case just add 3 cups water.
  • the recipe can also be made in ghee instead of oil.