I was never a fan of Punjabi Wadi when growing up and used to avoid it like plague but then like many other things my eating preferences have changed a lot since those days and when I saw this recipe on the Eatlo FB page 2 days back, I decided to cook this straightaway!
Simplicity is highly underrated these days and this is one of those dishes which is so simple to cook, without a long list of ingredients and yet so supremely delicious! This is a traditional Punjabi recipe which I tried to recreate here in Kuwait; hope I can cook it someday with real Amritsari Wadi….do give it a shot folks…Thanks a lot to Amrita Chatwal for her superb recipe…
1 cup rice, basmati or any other
1 large wadi, crushed into small pieces. (You can increase the amount of wadi if you like spicy food)
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt as per taste.
5 tsp of desi ghee
3 cups water
1. Wash and soak the rice for at least 30 minutes.
2. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat half the ghee.
3. Add crushed wadiyaan. When the wadi starts turning brown, add zeera.
4. When zeera starts sputtering, add a cup of water. Cover and let the wadiyaan cook a bit.
6. When water is boiling, add the rice, salt, chilli and 2 more cups of water.
7. Top with the rest of the ghee. Cover and cook on medium flame.
8. When rice is almost done, place something heavy on top of the cover and give dum for 5 minutes.
9. Thank Amrita Chatwal first and then me later.
So till the time we meet again…
Cheers to life…
Till then ride safe and have safe sex…
Hasta la Victoria Siempre…