Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Vaangi Phodi ( Shallow fried brinjal slices )

Sabjis and daals form main dishes in our daily food plate. But there are certain sides which are equally important in our menu. Chutneys, pickles, raitas and pakodas make the plate tastier and more appealing. There is one more side which we Konkanis regularly make and sometimes it overtakes the position of main vegetable dish.

It is Phodi or Kaapa. These are thin slices of vegetables smeared with spiced semolina and shallow fried on a Tawa till crisp. Most often we make potato or brinjal phodi but you can use this same recipe to make phodi of - Sweet potato, Raw banana, Yam, Tendli, Ladies fingers and so the list goes on.

Today I am posting this recipe for the Vegan- Thursday  event started by  Priya.


1.................big Brinjal (egg plant / Aubergine)
1/2 cup...........semolina (rawa)
1 tbsp................chilly powder
1tsp................turmeric powder
1 tsp...............amchur (dry mango powder )
oil for shallow frying

Cut brinjal into round 1/2 inch thick slices.

Sprinkle  salt on brinjal slices and keep aside for half and hour.

Mix all the masala powders with rawa.

Heat the tawa and smear it with oil.

The brinjal will leave water due the salt sprinkled.Drain that out.

Roll them in the dry rawa mixture and shallow fry on non stick tawa.

Turn after 10 minutes and cook till crisp on one side.

Turn over and make the other side crisp too.


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