Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Udida Vodi (Sun dried Black gram Fritters)

Udida Vodi is one more dried item made during summer. In konkani, Udidu means black gram and vodi is a sun dried item. In my earlier post, I had posted how to make Piyava Vodi. This is one more variety of vodi made by my MIL. This variety is much simpler when compared to Piyava vodi
I am thankful to my MIL who made these vodis, so that I can click the pictures and post. Try making these before the summer ends:-)

  • Split black gram/ Urad dal- 2 cup
  • Green Chilli- 10-15
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera- 3-4 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste
For Drying: You will require big sheets of plastic and flattened boxes, to support the plastic.


Wash and soak split black gram for 2-3 hours. Then drain out the water and grind it to get a smooth paste (add very little water while grinding, if required). Transfer it to a large bowl and add salt to taste. 
Now wash and remove the stalk of green chillies and then grind it to get a coarse paste (don't add water). Transfer it to a small bowl and add cumin seeds to it and mix well.

Add the green chilli- cumin mixture to the black gram paste.

Mix it well.

Next- spread the plastic sheet on flattened boxes and clean it with a towel (you can as well grease the plastic sheet with a mixture of water and oil). Once everything is set, start spreading a spoonful of batter on the sheet as shown below -

Repeat the process until the batter gets over. Leave some space (1 inch) between each portion of batter, as its going to spread a little. After everything is done, it looks like this-

A close up view of the same-

Let this dry in the hot sun for five consecutive days. After a day in sun, the vodi looks like this-

A close up view of the same-

After 2-3 days, the vodi shrinks a little bit and later can be removed from the plastic and then dried together for two more days. Udida Vodi is ready!!

Store it in an air tight container. Whenever wanted, deep fry it and serve along with rice.

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