Kullu Trout
This Himachali dish is made of urad dal dumplings in a spinach based gravy.
Sepu Badi Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 2

Cooking Time

-30 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • 1 cup Urad Dal
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • 8 to 10 Green Cardamom
  • 5 Black Cardamom
  • 6 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Fennel powder
  • 1 cup Spinach paste


  1. 1

    Blend overnight soaked urad dal in a blender and make a paste, add salt and mix well.
  2. 2

    grease a tray with oil, speard sepu wadi mixture on the tray and steam it in a steamer for 15 to 18 minutes, cut it in dices and crisp fry in oil.
  3. 3

    in a pan dry roast green cardamom, black cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, nutmeg and crush in a mortar pestle and then fry in oil, add red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, asafoetida and fry.
  4. 4

    add curd and stir continuously, add sepu badi cubes and cook.
  5. 5

    warm oil in a pan add cumin powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder and fry, add spinach paste and fry.
  6. 6

    add sepu badi and curd mix in it and cook till done.
  7. 7

    garnish sepu badi with red chilli powder and serve hot.
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