Nanchenya Vodi Usli

                             Nanchenya Vodi Usli is a breakfast dish. These ragi vodis are available only in  and around  Mangalore, especially at Puttur.  These special vodis are used only to do this dish as seen in the pic below . We can’t use the ones which are made for deep frying. This is a very healthy dish which be eaten even on upavas days.

Nanchenya vodis

Ingredients :-

  • 3 cups of sun dried ragi vodis.
  • 1/2 cup of water,
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp of udid dal
  • 1 tbsp of oil, preferably coconut oil.
  • 5-6 slit green chillies
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves.
  • salt  to taste and sugar(optional)
  • 3 tbsp s of coconut gratings

Method :-

  1. Heat oil in a  thick bottomed kadayi, add mustard and udid dal.
  2. When they splutter, add curry leaves and green chillies. Saute  for a while.
  3. Now add  the washed vodis in it, mix well, add water, and cover.
  4. Cook till soft stirring in between and sprinkling water if needed.
  5. Add salt and sugar(very little, optional).
  6. Lastly add coconut gratings and mix well. Take care  that the  vodis  do not stick together.
  7. Some people soak them for 1/2 an hour before doing this.
  8.  If you do so,you  need not  add water while cooking. Just sprinkle some, that too if you need.
  9. Tastes best when eaten  hot.

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