Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)


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Dahi bhalla or dahi vada? by whatever name you call it, this dish is as popular in the north as in the west. In the north of india, it is served without the khajur imli ki chutney while in the western parts of india, this dish has the added sweet and sour flavours od khajur ki chutney and is called dahi vada.

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Makes 8 dahi vadas
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For The Vadas
1 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
12 mm ( 1/2") piece of ginger (adrak)
2 green chillies
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
3 cups curds (dahi) , whisked
2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney

For The Garnish
chilli powder
roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

For the vadas

  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 smooth paste in a blender.
  4. Add the soda bi-carb and salt to the urad dal paste and mix well till the batter is light and fluffy. Add a little water if required.
  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 of 75 mm. (3”) diameter. 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 proceed

  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 powder, cumin seeds powder and salt and serve with khajur imli ki chutney.
Nutrient values per vada
206 cal. 10.2 gm.
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 on 26 Dec 11 03:40 AM

Easy recipe. If you use a wet grinder to grind the urad dal, you can skip adding soda. The non-fried dahi vadas come out so well, that now i do not make these fried dahi vadas.
 on 07 Dec 10 12:02 AM

Excellent recipe for an excellent dish. Everyone loves dahi wada, but not everyone can make it so well.The beauty of this recipe is such, that even a rookie can manage to prepare it well! Loved it!