Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dahi Vadas


Dahi Vadas


 Ingredients For The Vadas

1 cup urad dal
1/2" piece of ginger
2 green chillies
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste oil for deep-frying

For Serving

3 cups curds/no favour yogurt (dahi) , whisked

For The Garnish

Red chilli flakes
fresh roasted cumin seeds (jeera) grounded
salt to taste
Chopped green chillies


For the vadas / bhallas

1.Soak the urad dal in water for 3-4 hours.
2.Wash and drain the urad dal.
3.Combine the urad dal, ginger and green chillies and grind to a coarse paste in a blender. You will love the bits of crushe dal.
4.Add the baking soda and salt to the urad dal paste and mix well till the batter is light and fluffy.
5.Wet your hands and take 2 tbsp of the batter on your palm or on a sheet of wet plastic and shape into a circle with hole. Deep fry in hot oil on a slow flame till the vadas are golden brown, for about 10 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to serve

1.Soak the deep fried vadas in warm water for about 45 minutes.
2.Just before serving, drain and squeeze out the excess water.
3.Arrange the vadas on a serving dish and top with the whisked curds.
4.Garnish with the chilli flakes, grounded cumin seeds and salt and chopped green chillies and serve.

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