March 9, 2012

How to Make Dahi Vada

Learn how to make Dahi Vada. It is known as Dahi Bhalla also. This dish is very popular in north and west India. Here in Gujarat, we are used to eating sweet and sour recipes, so we are using khajur imli ni chutney with Dahi vada. But in north India, they don't add sweet chutney. This recipe is a great combination of chilled dahi - yoghurt with pakoda. Dahi vada can be prepared earlier also, means a good dish for kitty parties and snack also. Even it is ideal for summer single meal dinner.

Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 15 minutes
Serves - 4 plate

Ingredients to make Dahi Vada:

For vada:

1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tablespoon mung dal
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon crushed green chilly 
1/4 teaspoon crushed ginger
Oil for deep frying

For serving:

1 1/2 to 2 cups curd whisked
2 tablespoon sugar
Salt to taste

For garnishing:

Khajur imli ki chutney 
Green chutney
Roasted cumin powder
Red chilli powder
Chaat masala powder

Method to make Dahi Vada:

For vadas:

  • Wash and soak urad dal and mung dal for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Again wash and drain it. Now grind them into fine paste, add ginger paste, green chilli paste and salt to taste.
  • Beat it properly for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • Heat oil and deep fry vada till golden brown at slow flame. When ready remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Soak them in water for 5 to 6 minutes.

How to assemble:

  • Add sugar to curd and whisk properly. 
  • Drain and squeeze out excess water from vada and arrange them on a serving dish. Pour whisked curd over it. 
  • Pour sweet chutney over it and sprinkle cumin powder, red chilli powder and chat masala powder over it.
  • Repeat the same for remaining.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for better result.
  • Cool Dahi Vada is ready to serve.
Recipe By Naiya Sheth.

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