How to make Dahi Vada

  • How to make Dahi Vada
    February 18, 2016

    Dahi Vada is one of the most popular snacks in the North Indian street. It is a great starter dish and favorite chaat made during Diwali times. There will be a slight change in the North Indian Dahi Vada and south Indian Dahi Vada. It is accompanied with a hot cup of tea, Tamarind dates chutney, Saunth chutney or with lightly sweetened curd. It is often experimented with new twists. Enjoy this Healthy Dahi Vada in summer.

    Nutrition per serving:

    Calories Fat Vitamins Calcium Iron Sodium Potassium Protein Total Carbohydrates
    131 0.3g Vitamin A – 2%

    Vitamin C – 4%

    2% 19% 82mg 353mg 10.8g 22.1g

    Preparation timings: 20 minutes + cooking time-15 minutes + soaking time-2 hours

    Serves: Makes 2 servings

    Ingredients:

    For Vada:

    • Urad Dal (Split black lentils) – ½ cup
    • Green chilies – 2 tsp (roughly chopped)
    • Ginger (Adrak) – 2 tsp chopped
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    Curd

    • Salt – as per taste
    • Water – ¼ cup

    For the Topping:

    • Curd – 1 ½ cup
    • Sugar – 1 ½ cup
    • Chili powder – a pinch for sprinkling
    • (Khajur Imli Ki chutney) – 2 tbsp
    • Cumin seeds (jeera) – a pinch for sprinkling
    • Black salt – a pinch for sprinkling
    • Coriander (dhania) – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

    Method:

    For the Vada:

    • First, soak the Urad Dal for two hours.
    • Once it is soaked, drain it and keep aside.
    • Now take a bowl and combine Urad Dal, green chilies, salt, and mix well.
    • In a food processor pour this combined mixer and grind to a smooth paste using ¼ cup of water.
    • Pour the smooth paste in a bowl and divide the batter into six equal portions and keep them aside.
    • Take a deep non-stick pan and pour oil, then let it heat on a medium flame
    • Now deep fry three Vada at a time and let it cook till they turn light golden brown.
    • After a few minutes, check if its color turned to a light brown from all the sides, cook in medium flame and down let it burn.
    • Once cooked, remove it and drain on tissue paper. Keep aside.

    Procedure for the Dahi:

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    Dahi Vada

    • Take a bowl and whisk the curd well.
    • To this add powdered sugar, and then sprinkle some chili powder.
    • The Dahi mixer is ready. Keep this sweetened curd aside.

    Procedure for Easy Dahi Vada:

    • Take enough amount of water in a deep bowl and soak the Vada in it for about 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Now take out the Vada from water and squeeze out all the excess water from Vada and flatten lightly between your palms.
    • Take a serving plate and place three Vada and top it with the sweetened curd mixture.
    • Now sprinkle some chili powder.
    • Then pour 1 tbsp of Imli Ki chutney and sprinkle a few cumin seeds powder and black salt.
    • Garnish with finely chopped coriander.
    • Repeat this step for 3 to 4 servings.
    • Serve immediately.

    Note: Soak Urad Dal overnight for a better result. While grinding the Dal use less amount of water or no water. Whisk the Dal till it gets fluffy or take Dal on a plate and mix it with your hands. Soak Vadas in water with salt-asafetida, if you wish to serve them immediately.