October 8, 2012

How to Make Steamed Dahi vada

Recipe by Naiya Sheth: Learn how to make Steamed Dahi vada. In earlier recipes, we learn about the making of Dahi vada and stuffed paneer Dahi vada. But in both recipes, we need frying. So I tried to make this yummy recipe more healthy. It is very easy and healthy homemade recipe of Steamed Dahi vada. As it is a Steamed recipe and lots of curd is used it can be used as single meal low cal. dinner and breakfast also. Even it is suitable for the heavy snack also. 

Preparation time - 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking time - 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients to make Steamed Dahi Vada:

For vada:

1 cup yellow moong dal - skinless split green gram
3 to 4 green chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon crushed ginger
Salt to taste
1/2 to 1 teaspoon fruit salt

For curd mixture:

2 cups curd
Salt to taste1
1/2 to 2 tablespoon sugar (opt.)

To serve with:

For garnishing:

Red chilli powder
Chaat masalo

Method to make Steamed Dahi Vada:

For vada:

  • Wash and soak skinless split moong dal for 4 to 5 hours in lukewarm water. 
  • After that crush it to smooth paste with very less water. Keep aside for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Add salt, green chillies and ginger to it and mix well adjust thickness by adding sufficient water.
  • Add fruit salt to it and beat properly.
  • Place small vadas in a hot steamer and let it cook till boiled covered.
  • When ready remove and let it cool at room temp.

For curd mixture:

  • Beat curd and add salt and sugar to it. Mix well.
  • Keep in refrigerator to chill.

How to proceed:

  • In a serving bowl place boiled vadas and spread chilled curd mixture over it. 
  • Spread sweet and green chutney as per the taste.
  • Sprinkle red chilli powder and chaat masalo over it.
  • Garnish Steamed Dahi Vada with finely chopped coriander leaves (opt.).

Tips to make Boiled Dahi Vada more healthy:

  • In stead of skinless split moong dal, green - split moong dal can be used.
  • For those who want to avoid sugar, artificial sweetener can be used. 

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