Saturday, June 23, 2007


This is one dish near to my heart coz its from my ajool (granny's place). "Funke" as it is called in Khandesh (Northern Maharashtra), it is also known as "Waffole" after the process of cooking- steaming (this process is called "Waafavane" in Marathi, waaf being the marathi word for "vapour"). I can be undoubtedly called 100% healthy dish coz this recipe does not call for even a drop of oil. Toor daal, rich in proteins, onions and corriander and spicy chillies is all it needs for making waffole. Nutritious and tasty waffole can be served as a side dish or as breakfast or snack item with a hot cup of tea! :) As a side dish, this goes for "RCI Maharashtrian Cuisine", "W of Indian Vegetables" and as a healthy breakfast for "WBB #12-Spice it up"!

To enjoy something crispy, cut each waffole into 2-3 pieces and shallow fry in a skillet with one tablespoon of oil and some mustard and cumin seeds. If you are health/ calorie conscious people, below recipe is for you! Enjoy madi! :D


What you need:

1 cup Toor Daal
2 Onions, finely chopped
1/3 cup Corrainder, finely chopped
1 inch Ginger, minced
3 cloves Garlic, minced
3-4 Green Chillies, minced
4-5 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 -2 tsp Lemon Juice

How to proceed:

1) Soak Toor Daal for 1-2 hrs
2) Drain all water and coarsely grind it
3) Mix all the remaining ingredients except Sesame seeds and knead together
4) Make small dumplings of desired shape and dip in sesame seeds
5) Put these dumplings in a steamer/cooker and steam it for 15-20 mins
6) Serve hot oil-free healthy waffole as a snack or a side item during lunch!

* The long funke on the left are the steamed funke and on the small funke on right are the shallow fried ones. I served them with tomato ketchup.


Anonymous said...

fantastic kinda food...looks lovely...thanks for sharing

Richa said...

hey, that looks so YUMMY :) a must try!
btw is it toor dal or chana dal?

Arts said...

Dilip,Thanks for ur comments!

Richa, Its toor daal.. thx for pointing out :)

Pooja V said...

These look yummy. i feel like eating one of them just now. I will try this sometime this week. Thnks for a great recipe Arts.

Anjali Koli said...

Wow never heard of this before its such a learning. I am definitely going to try this one. Thanks Aarti.

Vrushali said...

they look yummy.. a nice health snack.. thnx for sharing

Arts said...

Thanks for droping by!

hope u liked it :)

Thx Vrushali!

Nikita said...

I tried this yesterday but I guess I didnt drain all the water from the dal before grinding. That caused unset dumplings. :( I just roasted it in some oil after steaming and ate it like a sabzi with kadhi chawal. Still quite tasty. Thanks for the recipe

Anonymous said...

God bless u .I think other name of this snack is called भेंडके also
if u add 2 tbs of moog daal it`s get soft.