As for many this name, BADI/ MANGODI might be quite familiar and for others it might be like Greek and Latin 😉 So first let me tell you what it is…
Normally Badi are prepared from various lentils. Badi is prepared by soaking the lentil in water for 6-8 hours and then draining off the water and grinding it into a paste along with salt and chili powder for flavor (if necessary little water can be added ). Once it is grinded, with the help of your hand (or piping bag ) put the mixture on the plastic sheet or baking sheet into round shape or long thin rectangle shape and dried it under the sun for at least 2 days so that they are dried completely. It is then stored in air tight container so that it stays good for months and you can use it whenever you like. Mangodi is prepared in many states of India in different form like dahi badi curry, pulao, sukhe badi, dhana(coriander) badi, spring onion badi, aloo badi etc., Now days you can get it in market easily.
Here I have tried crushed badi peas rice(pulao) in pressure cooker (one pot meal). You can crush the badi either with rolling pin or mixer note that it shouldn’t become powdery, it must be coarse.
1 1/2 cup soaked basmati rice (you can use any rice but basmati is better normally for pulav)
1/3 cup crushed badi
1/4 cup peas
3 1/4 cup water
1 pc Bay leaf torn
pinch asafoetida (hing)
pinch citric acid
1 tbsp chilly powder
2-3 tbsp oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin (jeera)
1/2 tsp dry mint powder (sukha pudina powder) optional
salt as per taste
Drain water of soaked rice and then to it add peas, chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin and salt. In a pressure cooker add oil, once the oil is hot medium the flame and add asafoetida, bay leaf, clove and then add crushed badi to it, keep stirring til badi turn into light golden colour Now lower the flame and add the soaked rice and peas along with other spices to it and mix it, after half a minute add water and sprinkle dried mint powder. close the lid (note after closing the lid flame must be on full high). Switch off the flame when you hear 1 whistle do not open immediately. open it after 10 to 15 minutes (when no steam remain). Stir it and serve it with hot with any kind of raita or pappadums or papad. I love eating this with left over chapati.
If you do not have badi you can skip badi and prepare it as peas rice (peas pulao) or you can also add potato & onion instead of badi. You can add soya nuggets instead of badi but see to the quantity of water, here i have added 3 1/4 cup of water ,you can add 3 cup if you are not adding badi. Badi takes water so I added 1/4 cup extra (just double the amount of rice is water). Hope you like this One Pot Meal.
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