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Wednesday with Vadas

The smell of dewy send and freshly fried Dalvadas are so mutually mingled that every Gujarati waits to eat Dalvadas as soon as it starts raining.

Though I haven’t cooked it yet but I would love to share my Maa’s special recipe:

CAUTION!!! (Understanding of recipe by everyone is uncertain)
Mix all Dal [Mung Dal – 2 Cups, Udad Dal – 1 Cup, Chana Dal -1 cup, Chola Dal – 1 cup ]
Soak it in water for 5 to 6 hours.
Drain out the water from it and crush it properly.
Add paste of ginger and green chill you can also add garlic paste. * We don’t eat garlic so Maa doesn’t add.*
Add salt and hing [Asafoetida] according to taste.
Put small dumplings of the mix in hot oil until it looks like the one in photographs.
And if you nail it than Yeyeiiii !!!! Serve it with hot fried green chill and onion rings (sprinkle salt on it).

At Aanand Daalwada Center, Ankur, Ahmedabad.

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Waiting

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Sun is being scorching hot to we Amdavadis these days. In this boiling heat of summer everything looks colorless. Each day competes with other. Today it is 43c and tomorrow will be 45c. Walk half a mile and you will find yourself bathing in your own sticky, stinky sweat. You will take your next step only if you’re assured of having a shade ahead. The moment has arrived when we all look up in the pale yellow sky and wait for clouds to turn black, pour some rain and spread the dewy aroma of sand.

At Sarita Udhyan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

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