Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dahi Vada

I made these Dahi vada during Diwali.This one is North Indian Dahi vada.It is slightly different from its South Indian version.Also Dahi vadas are different from Dahi bhalla.Dahi bhallas have papdi,chickpeas and potato also added to it.Hope this recipe will help in creating enjoyable snacks.

Preparation time:5 hours
Cooking time:1 hour

For Vadas:

  1. 1 cup urad daal
  2. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  3. A pinch of asoefetida
  4. 4 tbsp water(for grinding)
  5. Salt as per taste
  6. 250 ml refined sunflower oil for frying
For other :
  1. 3 tbsp sweet tamarind chutney
  2. 3 tbsp green coriander chutney
  3. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  4. 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  5. 1/4 tsp chaat masala
  6. 1/4 tsp black salt
  7. 2 cups chopped coriander leaves

  1. Soak urad daal  overnight or five hours.Drain them.
  2. Grind urad daal,cumin powder,asoefetida,salt with water to get a semisolid batter.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.Either drop the batter with hands or with the help of donut maker.Fry the vadas till crisp and golden.
  4. If eaten immediately ,soak vadas in warm water.If to be eaten later ,vadas can be stored in fridge.
  5. After soaking in water,vadas will increase in size.Press the soaked vada between your palms to remove water.Press slowly or else you might break them.
  6. Now for dahi of this Dahi Vada,whisk the curd/yogurt till smooth.
  7. Pour yogurt over vadas.Top with coriander chutney and tamarind chutney.
  8. Sprinkle red chilli powder,cumin powder,chaat masala and black salt over it.
  9. Garnish dahi vada with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Serve it immediately and relish!!                                           check out the below mentioned recipes too:                    Bread Bonda(Fried bread and potato dumplings)  ,  Penne pasta in white sauce ,Bharva Gobi(Cauliflower Veggie), Pickled Onions

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