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Ingredients

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Coriander Masala/Mixture
400-500 g coriander leaves – chopped
1/3 cup crushed peanuts
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup coconut – desiccated or freshly grated
2-3 tbsp sugar to taste
3 tbsp oil
2-3 tbsp green chilies & ginger paste to taste
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/3 cup green garlic (optional) – chopped
salt to taste
Veggies
4 small brinjals - washed with stem chopped and slit from cross to top
6 potatoes – washed, peeled, and cut into 4 or more pieces
2 sweet potatoes – washed, peeled, and cut into to 4 or more pieces
1 yam – washed, peeled, and cut into 4 or more pieces
2 bananas – raw or slightly raw, cut into 6 small pieces, and slit down the middle
500 g surti papdi – cleaned and washed
Muthiyas
50 g fenugreek leaves – chopped
1/3 + 1/4 cup wheat flour – coarsely ground
1 tbsp Bengal gram flour
2 pinches salt
1 tsp oil
oil for greasing
oil for frying
Tempering
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp carom seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 cup water + little for sprinkling on top of veggies

Nutritional information

6107
calories
727.24 g
carbohydrates
391.74 g
protein
217.63 g
fat
5664 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Oondhiya

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • Coriander Masala/Mixture

  • Veggies

  • Muthiyas

  • Tempering

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Oondhiya, also known as undhiyu is a mixed vegetable dish that originates from Gujarat, India. It is a seasonal dish that is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. True oondhiya uses the vegetables that are in season during winter which include, eggplants, green beans, new peas, unripe bananas, purple yams, cilantro, and sometimes plantains. This dish is a dry dish, that is a bit delicate. Make sure not to overcook your vegetables; they should retain a bit of crispness and a crunchy factor.

Health Benefits

Oondhiya is a very complex dish, containing a large amount of ingredients, many of which have their own unique set of health benefits. One of the more interesting ingredients are peanuts, a valuable nut which has many different uses and health benefits. Their biggest benefit comes from their protein content. Protein is the building block of the cells and is responsible for cellular and DNA reproduction. It is also responsible for regulating weight and bowel movements.

 

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How to make Oondhiya

Preparing coriander mixture

  1. Combine the chopped coriander leaves, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, desiccated coconut, sugar, oil, green chilies, ginger paste, coriander powder, baking soda, turmeric, and salt to taste together inside a mixing bowl.
    1. Mix well.
  2. Add chopped green garlic and mix well.

 Preparing muthiyas

  1. Combine the fenugreek leaves and a handful of the coriander mixture in a separate mixing bowl.
    1. Mix well.
  2. Add the coarsely ground wheat flour, bengal gram flour, salt, and oil.
    1. Mix well to form a dough.
  3. Add 1/4 cup coarsely ground wheat flour (more if required).
  4. Grease your palms.
  5. Make small muthiyas in the shape of hot dogs by taking a handful of dough and pressing it in fist.
  6. Heat oil for deep frying muthiyas.
  7. Fry the muthiyas in hot oil over a medium- high flame till it turns golden brown (about 2-3 min).
  8. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Preparing veggies

  1. Pour half of the coriander leaves mixture into a separate bowl.
  2. Begin mixing vegetables with it.
  3. Fill the slit part of brinjal and raw bananas with the coriander leaves mixture.
  4. Mix potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yam with the rest of the coriander mixture.
  5. Mix the remaining coriander mixture with surti papdi (broad beans).
  6. Set all the vegetables aside.

Tempering and preparing undhiya in pressure cooker

  1. Pour oil into a large cooker and heat it up.
  2. Add the carom seeds, asafetida, and the papdi coriander mixture.
  3. Cook for 2 mins on med-high flame while stirring in between.
  4. Add remaining vegetables, excluding the brinjal, banana, and mix.
  5. Add water.
  6. Spread the stuffed brinjal evenly on top.
    1. Repeat with the stuffed bananas.
  7. Sprinkle a small amount of water on top.

Note: The water prevents the oondhiya from burning during pressure-cooking process.

  1. Spread the fried muthias evenly on top.
  2. Close the lid and cook over a high flame for 5-6 whistles.
    1. Switch off the heat.
    2. Let the cooker cool down to release pressure.
  3. Open the lid and check if all the veggies are cooked well.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

The name of oondhiya comes from a Gujarati word that translates to, "upside down".

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