Duppad ( दुप्पड़ ) is a layered Indian Flatbread which gets separated into two layers after cooking. Achaari Dahi Bhindi ( अचारी दही भिन्डी ) is a dry vegetarian side dish, which goes perfectly for serving over steamed rice or with a side of naan or any other flatbread.
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Do you guys remember, I told you about my broken dishwasher in my last post here. The good news is that the maintenance guy came yesterday and he fixed it finally. It took about one hour. Well, I did not realize that it takes that amount of time. But the machine looked quite complex underneath.
But now the dishwasher is working perfectly. AWESOME! And I have run it five times already since yesterday. Now while cooking I can make my pans super dirty again. Such a blissful feeling 😉 In India usually houses don’t have a dishwasher but there are maids available. I still remember it was a HUGE deal for my mommy, if for some reason our maid didn’t show up. And back then I thought, ‘what’s the big deal?’ But now I know. I am loving my refreshed dishwasher. My best ‘maid’ ever, which doesn’t go on holidays as often as a human maid does. 😉
I am in a happy mood today, so let me tell you about this happy meal I am sharing today. Nope, it’s not McD’s happy meal. It’s a meal which makes me happy every time I eat it. So are you ready for this?
This meal is a combo of a flatbread and a stir-fry. A perfect meal for me. This meal is ‘Achaari Dahi Bhindi With Duppad Roti // Pad Wali Roti’.
What is Duppad / ‘Pad wali roti’?
Duppad ( दुप्पड़ ) is a layered Indian Flatbread which gets separated into two layers after cooking. Duppad is a Hindi word which means two layers. Duppad aka dupalli roti ( दुपल्ली रोटी ) is beautifully unique because of the special way it is rolled.
This is a quick, easy, and very soft flatbread which goes well with any meal. It would only take half the time of regular cooking and remains soft for few days. When I was in India, it was staple food, because my Mom made it whenever she felt like making it, but they are also great for the occasion when you have guests coming over. 🙂
Assumptions are not always right:
I grew up eating this roti thinking that this is some traditional Rajasthani recipe. And one day during internet surfing I got to know that this roti is a very famous Gujarati roti and called Pad-wali Roti ( पड़ वाली रोटी ) or Pad roti ( पड़ रोटी ).
And when I asked my Mom about it origin, then she said: “Yeah, it’s made in Gujarat and Rajasthan both.” 🙂
Bhindi // Okra // Ladies’ finger stir fry is one of the best side dishes which goes perfectly with duppad roti. So I decided to share this roti with bhindi achaari.
These rotis also go well with aam ras (आम रस, mango milkshake). I know it sounds strange but believe me, it’s a superb combo.
What is ‘Achaari Dahi Bhindi ( अचारी दही भिन्डी )’:
Achaari Dahi Bhindi is a dry vegetarian side dish, which is great for serving with a side of naan or any other flatbread.
This is a spicy and tangy side dish like a pickle ( अचार ), that’s why the name. In this dish, Bhindi/Okra is cooked in mustard oil along with some whole pickle seeds and powdered spices. This stir-fry gives just the right amount of sourness due to tomato and yogurt. The green chilies are added to give that fiery flavor but you can surely omit them, and adjust the amount of red chili powder to make this side dish less fiery.
This side dish of Bhindi Achaari along with duppad roti is what REALLY makes this a true Happy (Dinner) Meal.
Anyways, my reason of telling all about the simplicity of this side dish is that I want you to make this dish. Make it soon!! You will LOVE this Happy Meal! So are you ready to make this? 🙂