BM #104 Day 9 - 

Today we have Badi chura (Badi = Wadi, Chura = crushed), a traditional side dish/snack from Odisha.

Traditionally Badi chura is used as a side dish to Pokhala Bhaat which is a fermented rice variety which is consumed during the summer months to cool off. But it is also served as a snack with tea in the late evenings.

I bought a bag of Moong Wadi which turned out to be super spicy for our palates and so I had to omit the green chilies in the recipe as given by Aunty.

I found that it tastes amazing in our very own yogurt rice.

Here are the snacks from Odisha which I have posted in this series..

Pithau Bhaja ~ Yam Cutlet
Padma Manjee Bora ~ Makhana Vada

Recipe Source Padma's mom
Ingredients - 

Wadi 1 cup (I used store bought spicy version of Moong wadi)
Onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsp
Green Chilies, finely chopped 1/2 tsp (or more as needed)
Garlic, grated 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves, finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Peanuts Roasted and Crushed  3-4 Tbsp
Mustard Or Sesame Oil 1 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and roast the wadis until they are evenly browned. (It took me approximately 7-8 minutes on  medium heat). Keep stirring as they tend to burn easily.

Using a mortar and pestle, roughly crush the roasted wadis and transfer them into a wide serving bowl.

Add in the chopped onions, grated garlic, crushed peanuts, chopped green chilies, chopped coriander leaves. Toss them gently until they are evenly mixed.

Serve immediately. I noticed that this stayed crunchy for upto a couple of hours after which it got slightly soggy.

This snack is perfect with a cup of steaming hot masala chai.

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Preparation Time 15 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, September 11, 2019


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Wow this is surely an interesting one Harini, what's that white pieces on top? peanut or garlic? looks so good.

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. Wow, that sure is an interesting snack. This sounds like a chaat recipe. I have made a batch of moong wadis at home a few years ago and they seem to never get finished. Let me try this and see.

  5. Badi Chura looks interesting Harini. Such a nice blend of flavours.

  6. sushma Says:
  7. Interesting dish with Wadi. Badi Chura looks so tempting. Goodone

  8. Narmadha Says:
  9. Looks so easy and simple dish with store bought wadi. Love the addition of garlic and peanuts which make it crunchy

  10. Badi chura is a unique recipe , i had made it with paklava bhat years back , but remember we had really enjoyed it .
    Like the way you have presented the dish .

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