Savory Collard Green Vadi

An easy and delectable way to eat nutritious collard greens!

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Savory Collard Green Vadi

Collard greens are nutrition powerhouses with very few calories, so I wanted to find a way to enjoy them. This vadi mimics the alu vadi or patra made out of colacasia leaves. This scrumptious, low-fat, higher protein filling makes it a winner in my book!

The plain nonfat yogurt and gram flour in my recipe ups the protein content and needs just a teaspoon of olive oil in the filling, for over 50 vadis!

So here is the step by step-

I removed the stems and trimmed the thick central vein at the back of the washed collard green leaves. Β I blanched them for about 10 seconds in boiling water and then put them in ice water.

Then, as in the photos below, going clockwise from the upper left, 1. I arranged 4 leaves overlapping each other, step 2, spread the filling over them, arranging 4 more leaves over it and 3.repeated the process twice again. Total leaves used per roll 12. The last picture shows how I rolled the collard green rolls.

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Step by step ,clockwise starting from upper left. See detailed description above.

I steamed both the rolls for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool, slice and they can be eaten as is, or topped with a tempering or shallow fried with the tempering.

They are great to serve as appetizers for a party, with or without the tempering and shallow frying. They taste delicious in all forms, so all the guests can enjoy… even the ones watching their weight πŸ™‚

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Serve as an elegant and yummy starter/appetizer with steamed and with or without tempering or shallow fried choices!

Savory Collard Green Vadi

  • Servings: 50
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • 1 big bunch of fresh collard green leaves

 

For the filling-

  • 1 cup besan or chick pea flour
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder(or to taste)
  • Β½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted coriander seed powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Β½ ~ 1 teaspoon amchur /dried mango powder, depending on how sour the yogurt is.
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • About 2 tablespoons water, if needed, for batter to be of spreading consistency

 

For the tempering-

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Β½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Β½ teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Β½ teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida

To make the Collard Green Vadi-

  1. Wash the collard green leaves. Remove the stems and trim the central thick vein behind the leaves, taking care that the leaves don’t rip.
  2. Boil a large pot of water. Add the leaves, in batches, for about 10 ~ 15 seconds each. Remove with tongs, and drop them in a pot of cold ice water. Remove and set aside on a kitchen towel.
  3. Simply combine all the ingredients for the filling. The batter should be of spreading consistency like dosa batter but not runny.
  4. Lay out 4 leaves of the collard greens, face down and overlapping, as shown in the photo. Spread the batter
  5. Repeat step 4 twice again on top of the first layer. Total leaves used 12 with 3 layers of leaves and 3 layers of filling.Repeat steps 4 and 5 for another roll.
  6. Roll as shown in pictures and steam, seam side down, for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool and cut in slices about a 1/4 inch thick, and serve as is, or covered with tempering or shallow fried. they also taste good with Mango and Red Pepper Chutney.

Note:

  • The vadis can be made in advance and warmed up or shallow fried later.
  • The rolls can be frozen for use later too. Just defrost and proceed to warm them up, cover with the tempering or shallow fry..

Enjoy the weekend!

Love,

Sandhya

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38 Comments Add yours

  1. Healthy food! Thank you for the inspiration, Sandhya! Have a nice weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Indah! Wishing you a great weekend too.

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  2. One of my favorite greens!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      They are in season now , right? I could not resist a fresh big green bunch at the grocery store.

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  3. You have given an awesome twist to Aloo vadi Sandhya!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much! Collard greens are in season and I could not resist a fresh big green bunch:)

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  4. skd says:

    Beautiful healthy twist to the regular vadis or pakodis Sandhya! Brilliant!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Ana! They are so versatile that they can be used as appetizers or pakodis in curry or kadhi too.

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  5. Lovely. I have made these with Palak as well. πŸ™‚

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Aruna! I bet the palak tasted delicious, but for a lazy gal like me, the bigger the leaves the better:) Collard greens are in season now and could not resist a big green bunch:)

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  6. Such an original idea! Looks so very tasty! πŸ™‚

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ronit. Yes it is very tasty and very versatile. they can be added to curries too.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Preethi!

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  7. Lovely.. with palak also it’s delicious

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ruchi. Yes I am sure it will be delicoius with palak, but for a lazy gal like me, the bigger the leaf the better:)

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      1. Ha have u and lazy… then how these many delicious posts ??? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      2. Sandhya says:

        πŸ˜‰

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  8. Antonia says:

    What a unique way to make collard greens. I have never been a big fan, but I think I could eat them this way. Nice healthy and delicious recipe Sandhya!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Antonia.

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  9. beena.stephy says:

    Healthy and flavorful recipe

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Beena!

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  10. beena.stephy says:

    Healthy and flavorful recipe

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Beena. I liked your post on tahini. It is very helpful to know how to make it at home.

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  11. I liked your detailed and easy explanation of the recipe. This is a traditional Maharashtrian snack that I love to eat. A little sourness added to the batter works wonders for this recipe.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Rahul. Yes adding the yogurt helped with the sourness and also with keeping it low fat.

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    2. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Rahul. Yes adding the yogurt helped with the sourness and also with keeping it low fat.

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  12. reocochran says:

    This sounds delicious. I like the ingredients of the filling, Sandhya. I will share with my daughters! β™‘β™‘

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank Robin. I hope your daughters like it as much as I do.

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  13. Woooow this is so tempting & drooling Spread, dearie Sandhya

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much dear Linda!

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  14. kushigalu says:

    Love your version. Looks so flavorful and YUM!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Kushi!

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  15. yummy Sandhya, we in South Africa refer to this as ‘Patta’ πŸ˜‰

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    1. Sandhya says:

      That is so interesting! Patta in Hindi is a leaf and leaves are used for this vadi!

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      1. yep that is exactly what it is. Thank You for this recipe, would give it a try sometime;-)

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      2. Sandhya says:

        Do let me know how you like it Mariam.

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  16. I always wanted to try this one,haven’t had this before…Looks so delicious….

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