Punjabi Aloo Wadi /Moong Dal Nuggets with Potato

Aloo Wadi/Vadi is a popular Punjabi dish made from Potatoes and Dal Wadi. Dal Wadi is Nuggets of Moong Dal, Chana Dal or Urad Dal mixed with spices. It’s everyone favourite in Punjab and usually accompanied with Chapati, Naan or Paratha. This is a simple yet flavorful curry which I often prepare at my place. The spices give a wonderful aroma and colour to the curry. So let’s start the recipe.

1 cup moong dal Vadi(Split Green gram nuggets)
2 potatoes, sliced
2 onions, grated
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoon ginger, grated
2 tomatoes, chopped
4 green chillies, chopped
1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon kasori methi,dried methi
2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon Kashmiri masala
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
Water as required

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Fry the dal wadis and keep aside. Add asafetida and cumin seeds.
Add kasori methi garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2-3 minutes and add onion.
Add fried vadis and stir in for 5 minutes.
Now add the potatoes, mix well and sauté on low heat for 5 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes and chillies and cook till oil comes out from the edges.
Now add 4-6 cups of water. Cover the lid and cook it for 3-4 whistles.

Open the lid and garnish coriander leaves.
Serve it hot with chapati, pulka or naan.

Serve-3 Cooking time- 40 minutes
Note: Likewise you may prepare all type of Vadi’s.

50 comments on “Punjabi Aloo Wadi /Moong Dal Nuggets with Potato”

  1. Nilu A says:

    Aloo and wadis are an excellent combo.. Wah Sapana.. Loved this 🙂

  2. Rafeeda AR says:

    i love the color of that curry… looks sumptious!!! 🙂

  3. Love this aloo wadi, looks very tempting…

  4. Curry looks hot and spicy, just the way i like it. Are these vadis available in stores?

    1. Yes Dear ! These are available in all grocery stores ..
      Thanks !

  5. Shabbu says:

    Looks delicious…yummy..

  6. Love mangodi any time. I also hv this dish at my space. Do check it out.

  7. Thanks Dear ! Will check it soon…

  8. Wow looks really gud 🙂

  9. Our Favorite Curry Sapana!!! I love it mainly bcoz it is all done in Pressure Cooker, Simple n easy!!!

  10. sounds interesting…delicious curry…

  11. pria says:

    looks thick and yummy, would love to try this out

  12. Excellent curry, heard lot about those wadi but am yet to try..

    1. You are a kitchen queen ! Glad if you try them..

  13. Lovely and tasty recipe… we call this aloo mangodi.

    1. Heard abt the name mangodi ,thanks

  14. i definitely will try this – a good recipe to utilize my vadi

    1. So you a got them too! Sure ! Do try and Thanks Dear..

  15. very interesting and drool worthy dish!!! hope to try them!!
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    1. Thanks Sowmya ! Try them someday…

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  17. Hi Sapna nice meetg you…loved being here….have an awesome collection of recipes here….keep going

  18. Srivalli says:

    Such a delicious gravy, love to try vadis, though I haven't exactly used it..

  19. Reni says:

    Looks amazing ! will sure try this out…

  20. Pavani N says:

    That is a yummy combination of potatoes and wadis..

  21. Chitz says:

    Looks yummy & flavorful 🙂

  22. That is definitely a winning combination!

  23. Manju says:

    Love one bookmarking this, will definitely give a try, nice explsnation and good presentation.

  24. Looks yum. I want to try this can you tell me what Kashmiri masala is? Can I substitute it with something else?

    1. Thanks ! Kashmiri masala is a blend of shallots , garlic and five spices available in Jammu and Kashmir!

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