Dahi Vada Recipe

INGREDIENTS For Vada: 1 cup – Urad daal (black gram lentils without skin) ½ tbsp – crushed ginger-green chilli (optional) Oil – for deep frying Salt to taste 4 cups – lukewarm water For Assembling: 3 ½ cups – yogurt 1 tbsp – red chilli powder 1 tbsp – catch dahi masala 2 tbsps – roasted cumin powder 1 tbsp – black pepper powder (optional) 1 tbsp – jeera powder 1 tbsp – black salt (optional) ¼ th cup – finely chopped coriander leaves ¼ th cup – sweet chutney (date tamarind chutney) 3 tbsps – Powdered sugar

For batter:

  1. Soak urad dal along with fried gram and rice for 2 hours (totally). Keep it in the fridge for 1 hour before grinding.
  2. Drain all the water completely and grind for a few minutes first. Then add crushed ginger-green chilli, salt to taste and grind to a smooth paste. (You can sprinkle little water only if it is necessary.) Mix the batter well.
For Vada’s:
  1. Heat oil, then dip your hands in water, take a little batter and shape it into a small lemon sized ball and drop it in oil gently. Deep fry in medium heat till golden brown. Drain the oil well and keep it aside.
  2. After frying all the vadas, soak the vadas in water for about 3-4 minutes. Gently squeeze to drain all the water. Arrange it in a plate or serving bowl.
For serving:
  1. Place vadas in a serving bowl.
  2. Whisk curd adding green chutney, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and salt to taste & catch dahi masala.
  3. Pour the curd over the vadas.
  4. Sprinkle or garnish with little black salt, jeera powder, red chilli powder and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Drizzle sweet chutney (date tamarind chutney) over it.
Refrigerate for half an hour and then serve chilled. Recipe Notes:
  1. Before frying the vada’s, you have to check if the batter is perfect.
  2. There are 2 ways to check if the batter is perfect-Take a spoon of batter and drop it in a cup of water. It should float. b. If you dip your hands in water and take a little batter, it should not stick to your hands.
  3. Garnish dahi vada with sev before serving.
  4. Add dry mango powder and dry ginger powder for enhanced taste.
You can try other kinds of chaat recipes which are all easy snacks recipes to make your evenings fun and filling! For example:
  1. Gol gappa (sooji)
  2. Raj Kachori
  3. Khasta Kachori


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