Wada ~ Red Pumpkin Sweet Puri

BM #63 Day 23 - 

As we are getting closer to the end of the English Alphabet, we get to deal with the tough letters. Luckily for the letter W, the choice was easy. 

This Red Pumpkin Sweet Puri is apparently known as Wada in the local vernacular. So Wada it is for today.

It is mildly sweet and was well liked by my family.

A recap of the series..

Amti with Drumstick - Day 1

Bhopada (Laal) Ki Sabji - Red Pumpkin Curry - Day 2

Goda Masala - Day 7

Harbhara Ki Sabji - Day 8

Onion Ki Sabji - Day 15

Wada ~ Red Pumpkin Sweet Puri

Recipe Source Shalaka
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 1 1/2 cups
Red Pumpkin peeled, grated 1 1/2 cups
Jaggery, grated 1/2 cup (or more if preferred)
Ghee 1 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp

Oil to deep fry

Wada ~ Red Pumpkin Sweet Puri

Method Of Preparation -

In a pan, heat ghee and saute the grated pumpkin taking care not to let the pumpkin brown.

Meanwhile, melt the jaggery with a few drops of water, strain for impurities and pour the molten jaggery into the red pumpkin mixture.

On low flame, stir it until well incorporated.

Remove from fire. Add the mixture to wheat flour and salt.

Wada - Prep

Knead into a stiff dough while the mixture is still warm to touch.

Pinch small lime portions of the dough, knead and place between two plastic sheets and press into thin discs. (I used the tortilla press/puri press for the job)

Heat oil in a wok/kadai. Gently slide the disc and fry on both sides until they are golden brown.

Fry them on low to medium heat as they tend to brown easily.

Drain excess oil onto paper towels and continue the frying process for the rest of the dough.

Enjoy the mildly sweet puris as is for a delicious snack.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

Preparation Time 45 min
Makes 15 puris (3 inch diameter)


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. Wow, your Wada looks so yummy. It must have tasted great too with that pumpkin and jaggery.

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. Wow, they sound yummy. I thought you made pumpkin wadis initially and then assumed they were vadas.:)

  5. Pumpkin wadi looks tasty. Nice pick for W

  6. yummy looks fabulous

  7. Srividhya Says:
  8. Remember trying this for ICC.. very nice. Love those small yummy ones.

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. We had enjoyed making this for ICC.. very good choice...

  11. Priya Suresh Says:
  12. Omg, feel like munching some, very delicious wadas, cant wait to give a try soon.

  13. That is a good flaky poori with pumpkin.

  14. Wow!! Pumpkin wadi looks delicious.

  15. Delicious ! This is such a yumy one with pumpkin .

  16. Pumpkin poori sounds like a wonderful sweet treat.

  17. Kalyani Says:
  18. wada / WAdi - who cares :) this is such a kid friendly treat - bookmarked to try :)

  19. Smruti Ashar Says:
  20. I have heard of this dish often, but never had it. Bookmarked it to make it soon!

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