(Wadi, Potato and Brinjal Curry) - Sindhi Style

Varyoon or Punjabi Wadis are dried spiced lentil balls. Many Punjabi's make them at home, but we have always bought them ready. They are pretty spicy depending on which ones you buy. The Amritsari Wadis are the most famous among the Sindhi's. Cooked in Fried onion and Tomato gravy they taste delicious with plain rice and onions.

2 Wadis
2 Potatoes, cut into quarters
1/2 Brinjal, cut into quarters larger than potatoes
2 large Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup curds
2 Onions, chopped
1 Green chillies, chopped
1/2 inch Ginger, grated
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai,fry the wadis in the oil till brown in color, drain on tissue paper and keep aside.
  2. Fry onions,in same oil,till golden brown in color.
  3. Add coriander powder, red cilli powder and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add tomatoes ,chillies,finely chopped ginger,turmeric,fry till the oil separates.
  5. Beat the curds well and add it to the pan.
  6. Add potatoes and salt and saute it well for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add some water,add wadis and Brinjal and transfer to a pressure Cooker.
  8. Cook will the vegetables are done. (About 2 whistles).
  9. Once the cooker is opened, boil the gravy till required consistency
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander serve with rice or rotis

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Hima said...

Wow! Sounds an interesting recipe.

Meera said...

Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

Cham said...

We make it with fresh lentils steamed , this one seems quiet quick, looks pretty and thanks to share it:)

bee said...

thanks for this great recipe. we have some wadis that we need to use up.

Vani said...

I've seen wadis at the grocery store but have not tried them. Your recipe sounds lovely and looks really yum! Am bookmarking this for later use. Thanks for sharing!

Uma said...

delicious. totally new recipe to me.

Medhaa said...

Thank you so much it feels so good when I get comments.
Hima - It is interesting and very tasty.
Meera - Thank you and you are welcome
Cham - really do you have the recipe on your blog maybe I should try that.
Bee, Vani- you should give this a try its easy and very tasty too
Uma - not many people have heard about wadi's you can get them in the indian stores

Anu said...

Just tried this recipe. Substituted with smaller moong dal wadis, tastes great!

Anonymous said...

Punjabi Wadis are very spicy. Sindhi wadis are more subtle and flavorful. I'm looking for a Sindhi recipe incorporating wadis in a curry cooked with mustard seeds (yellow color)

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