Varyoon as they are called in Sindhi or Punjabi Wadis are dried spiced lentil balls. Here it adds a nice crunch and spice flavour to the biryani. Its quick and a meal on its own.

1 cup rice, soak in water for 1 hr. (If using basmati rice, 10 minutes will do)
1/4 cup Varyoon/Wadi, broken to small pieces
1 potato, cut into 2 inch cubes
1/4 cup Brinjal, cut into 2 inch cubes
1 onion, chopped
2 small tomato
1 green chili
1 inch ginger
1/4 cup curds
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 1/2 cups water


  1. Grind the tomatoes, green chili and ginger.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a cooker, add the wadis and fry them till golden brown. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Add the chopped onion to the same oil, fry till they are golden brown.
  4. Add coriander powder, chili powder and turmeric. Cook for a minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, cook till oil separates.
  6. Beat the yogurt well, add the yogurt, cook for a minute.
  7. Add the potato, cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the brinjal, salt and water. Bring the water to a boil.
  9. Once the water boiled, add the rice.
  10. Close the cooker and give to whistles.
  11. Serve the rice with curds, raita or all by itself.

Off this goes to the Mixed (Flavoured) Rice Varieties Event hosted by Easycraft

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Asha said...

I have some Punjabi wadis still hanging around,must try this. Looks good!:))

Sailaja said...

Nice recipe Medhaa.

ranji said...

this dish is very new to me..sounds interesting..looks yum ...the word crunch is very appealig :)..need to try out ...

Cham said...

Again new dish but very interesting and yummy Medhaa :)

Uma said...

mmm. delicious biryani! nice entry.

kamala said...

This is new to me Medhaa.must try this.

Richa said...

that is such a lovely dish, Medhaa! though i add wadiyaan' to pulao, adding it in biryani sounds good :)

Bharti Khemani said...

This is a nice one. I have never tried this myself but MIL makes it sometimes. It's fun to look at your Sindhi khaana posts Medhaa.

notyet100 said...

hve eaten vada sabji biryani is somethin new,..but sometimes we add in tehari,,,

skribles said...

this sounds new to me! nice post medhaa

Jamie said...

Medhaa, this Biryani looks wonderful! I have never heard of Varyoon before. It sounds like a great addition for a different texture. Looks great!

Sujatha said...

this is a great recipe! looks yummy. Sindhi recipes are so new to me and I am so glad to find them in your blog! I also enjoyed your Mughalai chicken recipe! will try both soon..

farida said...

interesting recipe. so new to me. I love the combo of spices you used. the dish must be smelling yummy yum!

Suma Rajesh said...

lovly and new rice to me...looks great....nice entry

Alka said...

This is bad medha,
Now that i had exploited whole of my Amritsari vadis,u r coming up with this...
My aunt(maami)always bring some great amritsari vadis,from her home town,for us and believe me ,they r the best from all vadis avlbl aroung world(i atleast feel so)They r perfectly spiced and full of aroma and gives gr8 flavour.....hey i m getting cravings for it now :-(
Now where the hell will i get these vadis at this odd hour for this pulav?

easycrafts said...

thats quite an interesting and new recipe...thanks for sending it to the event

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