Sun Dried Wadi Upma

26 Jun

Pindi Vadiyala Upma.

Sun dried wadi especially wadi made with rice flour is used to make upma. Sun dried wadi / pindi vadiyalu is crushed into tiny bits and made wet till they turn soft. Then oil is tempered with spices and onion is browned. The soaked wadi is added to the tempered and cooked till done.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Vadiyala Upma.


Sun Dried Rice Wadi / Pindi Vadiyalu 1 1/2 Cups
Grated Fresh Coconut 1 – 2 tbsps
Green Chiles 2
Onion 1
Turmeric Powder a Pinch


Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 2
Asafoetida a big Pinch
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Crush the sun dried wadi with a pestle into small bits.
Spread the crushed wadi on a plate and sprinkle around quarter cup of water.
Check occasionally to make sure wadi doesn’t dry out and sprinkle more water if required.
The wadi has to be soft without any hard lumps but not mushy.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add onion.
When onion turns brown around the edges, add green chiles.
Fry briefly and add soaked wadi and turmeric powder.
Cook covered for few seconds till wadi becomes soft.
Uncover and stir fry for a minute or two to evaporate most of the moisture.
Stir in coconut and remove from heat.
Serve sun dried wadi upma as a breakfast or as a snack.
Notes: Make sure the sun dried wadi is soaked well.

Suggestions: If the wadi is not salty, then make sure to season the dish with sufficient salt. But generally they are salty.
Variations: You can also squeeze a lemon during the end of the cooking process. Also add few pinches of sugar for a variation.
Other Names: Sun Dried Wadi Upma, Vadiyala Upma.

4 Responses to “Sun Dried Wadi Upma”

  1. satya June 26, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    hi raji ,
    first time to ur space,ur having wonderful blog with very different n unique dishes…
    this wadi upma looks wonderful but totally new to me ..can u plez tell me where can we get this wadis (home made or can get outside)
    i am also having a food blog,if time permits do visit my blog

  2. Hari Chandana June 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Interesting recipe.. Vadikaya curry chesanu kani upma eppudu cheyaledu.. Loved the recipe and very simple one too.. will surely try it.

  3. Anjali June 27, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    what is rice wadi?

  4. Raji June 30, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    @satya thank you for wonderful comment. glad you are liking the blog. wadi can be easily made at home with average sunlight though i haven’t seen rice wadi at stores. thanks. luv ur broccoli parata btw.

    @Hari Chandana its a very traditional recipe. do try. it has an interesting taste.

    @Anjali they look something like what you see in the picture. Rice flour is boiled in few cups of water and the mixture is placed under direct sun light until it dries.

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