This is a wadi made from wheat flour or roti/chapati/phulka dough. It quite often that we have left over roti/chapati/phulka dough that is going black in the fridge. This is when in Sindhi's they make the mukandar wadi, and make a curry out of it. I have shown the basic way of making it, you can use any left over dough, add onions, green chilies and any kind of masala to it.


For the Wadi
1/2 cup left over roti/chapati/phulka dough, you can make fresh too if you want.

For the Gravy
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 potatoes, quartered
1 green chilies, chopped
1 inch ginger, grated
2 tbsp curds
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnish.


  1. Make a round disc of the dough.
  2. Place it in a pressure cooker and cook it for about 10 minutes, around 3 whistles. (how rice is steamed in a pressure cooker, if you do not have the vessel for it, place 1/2 cup of any dal in the bottom , keep the dough on top, add water and steam). If using a steamer, steam it for 10 minutes.
  3. After steaming the dough would have become hard, cut it into cubes and deep fry them.
  4. Heat some oil in a pressure cooker, add the chopped onions. Fry them till they are golden brown.
  5. Add the coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder, cook for a minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
  7. Add the curds, potato, wadis and salt.
  8. Add water to cover the contents and give 2 whistles or till the potatoes and cooked.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or heida wara chawara (turmeric rice)

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Cham said...

Great way to turn the leftover dough into a totally new dish. It is a new dish for me and sound great too

Dhivya said...

looks so yumm!tempting one

Siri said...

a smart way to get rid of left over chapathis..:D


Swati Raman Garg said...

hey doesnt the dough get sticky if i add water while boiling... i want to try this...

Divya Vikram said...

Havent heard of such a way to use the dough..nice one

Saswati said...

A nice and innovative way to use up leftovers Medhaa:)

Medhaa said...

Thank you so much Cham, Dhivya, Siri, Divya and Saswati.

Swati - no it does not get sticky, when you steam it gets cooked and gets harder, it is basically steamed, i pour water in the cooker then place a plate with holes in the cooker keep the dough on top and give 3 whistles..:) I should have explained it better in the post.

Anonymous said...

hi medha you have a lovely blog with such wonderful recipes makes me homesick . i just wondered do you have a recipe for sweet vermecelli ( no milk is added to it)which is served with puri i have been searching all the blogs for it is a sindhi recipe . Thanks you very much.sorry i am posting it here could nopt find an email address

Medhaa said...

no problem Maya, will post the recipe soon for you...:) thats one of my fav. dishes

Uma said...

mmm. looks delicious.

ranji said...

nice way to use a leftover dough...have to try this..thanks for the recipe!!!

Trupti said...

hey medhaa, this is nice recipe & new to me. Thanks for sharing this recipe

Andhra Flavors said...

Looks Yummy.

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