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In the mood for some yummy bedmi? Try this easy recipe

Chef Saransh Goila's childhood favourite has become our favourite too!

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | April 23, 2020 10:00:12 am
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It is always a good idea to revisit childhood memories through food. And what better time than now to try out old favourites? That’s exactly what renowned chef Saransh Goila did recently. He shared a tidbit from his growing up days and showed us how to make the evergreen aloo with bedmi.

Sharing the recipe on Instagram, the chef wrote, “A recipe straight from my childhood and Buniya community for you. It is very similar to lots of UP style aloo. I’m pretty sure you’ll have all the ingredients for this in your kitchen and it uses leftover boiled potatoes in my fridge and lots of urad dal from my cabinet!

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A recipe straight from my childhood and Buniya community for you. It is very similar to lots of UP style aloo. I'm pretty sure you'll have all the ingredients for this in your kitchen and it uses leftover boiled potatoes in my fridge and lots of Urad Dal from my cabinet! Considering @rockyandmayur challenged me to the #rnmfridgechallenge I thought why not make something that will satiate their appetite! Also, Bedmi is not Puri, it is Bedmi! I nominate @malaikaaroraofficial @anahitadhondy @chefchinuvaze Lockdown = Opportunity Corona Cookoff Creativity Challenge! Open to all! We'll repost winning ideas on our handle. Let's help each other n have some fun! Step 1. Take a Photo of what's in your fridge Step 2. Prepare a dish using ONLY what's in your fridge (and pantry/storeroom for spices, oil etc of course). Chaat, curries, hot meals, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, bakes are all fine. Extra points for fewest possible ingredients used! Step 3. Share a Photo (with recipe in text) or Video of dish. Step 4. Post final dish (or cooking video) on Instagram naming the dish AND photo from Step 1. Tag @rockyandmayur, the person that tagged you and 3 other people to nominate them to do as you did. We'll lookout for great recipes and repost on our handle Do this by copy pasting this entire post text above (including hashtags) . . #RnMfridgechallenge #mylockdownfridge #covidcookoff #lnsideTheBoxCooking #kitchenkreative #kreativekitchen🌻 #Morningswithgoila #IndianFood #indianrecipes #Sadakchef

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Here’s the recipe of Buniya wale aloo with some bedmi

For Buniya wale aloo


4 – Potatoes, boiled
1/2l – Water
2tsp – Salt
1/2tsp – Turmeric
1tsp – Red chilli powder
1/2tsp – Garam masala
2tsp – Fenugreek seeds (soaked in water for two hours) or opt for coriander seeds if you don’t have fenugreek seeds.
1tbsp – Maida/flour
2tbsp – Ghee
1tsp – Cumin seeds
1tsp – Fennel seeds
1 inch – Ginger
2 – Green chillies
2 – Red chillies
1/4tsp – Asafoetida
Black salt to taste
1tsp – Amchur powder
1tbsp – Sugar
Few coriander leaves


*Boil the potatoes in cooker. Turn off the flame after three whistles.
*Once they cool down a bit, remove the peels and mash them.
*In a pan, put the mashed potatoes. Pour in half litre water. Put salt and bring to a boil. Now add turmeric, chilli powder and garam masala. Give it a good mix. Add soaked fenugreek seeds.
*Take a small bowl. Add maida and water and mix. Put the mixture in the potato pan. Cook it for 10-12 minutes on medium flame.
*Take a tadka pan. Add ghee. Once hot, add in cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, green chillies, red chillies and heeng. Put the tadka in the potato mixture. Cook it for five minutes. Add in black salt, amchur powder and sugar. Cook it for five minutes and keep the Buniya wale aloo in a bowl.
*Garnish it with a few chopped coriander leaves.

For bedmi


3/4 cup – Urad dal, soaked for two hours.
1 inch- Ginger, chopped
1 – Green chilly, chopped
1tsp – Red chilli powder
1/2tsp – Coriander powder
Salt to taste
1/4tsp – Garam masala
1/2tsp – Fennel seeds
1tbsp – Water

For dough

2 cups – Atta
1/2 cup – Sooji
Salt to taste
2tsp – Oil
1/4cup – Lukewarm water


*Grind soaked urad dal with ginger, green chilly, salt to taste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and fennel seeds with water. The consistency should be coarse.
*For the dough, take atta and sooji. Add in salt. Put the urad dal mixture in the atta. Pour oil. Mix with lukewarm water. The dough should be stiff. Rest the dough for 30 minutes.
*After 30 minutes, take a small portion and make a small dough ball and roll it out using a rolling pin.
*Take a wok. Add oil for frying. Check if the oil is hot enough. Ensure it fluffs up. Keep it on a tissue or absorbent paper. Serve hot with Buniya aloo.


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