Vidarbha's traditional spicy Patodi rassa

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Vidarbha's traditional spicy Patodi rassa


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 cups bengal gram flour (besan)

  • 1 tsp red chilly powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 pinch asafoetida

  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds

  • 1/2 cups water

  • 2 tsp oil for applying to pan

  • 5 tsp oil

  • 3-4 nos curry leaves

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1 tsp red chilly powder

  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • Heat a pan & add 1 tsp of oil, add split Bengal gram beans, saute it till it turns light brown, then add all the ingredients for paste except onion & coriander leaves. Saute it for 3-4 min & keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add chopped onion, saute it till it turn slightly brown, let it cool down a little & make paste of all the sauteed spices, coriander leaves & 3-4 tsp water.
  • Remove the paste from blender pot & rinse the pot with 1 cup clean water, keep that water aside.
  • Heat 4 tsp of oil in the same pan, add curry leaves , ginger garlic paste & spices paste, saute it on medium heat, till it change its color & stop sticking to the pan
  • Add 1/2 cup of water from blender pot & mix
  • Add red chilly powder* (see note) & salt as per taste & Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • After 2-3 minutes add about 1 cup of water, adjust the quantity of water as per required thickness, curry should not be too much runny or too much thick
  • simmer it for 5-7 minutes, Turn off the heat
  • In a plate add curry then add patodi over it, serve hot with roti or rice