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Fluffy, golden-coloured vadas might taste good as such, but they taste even better when made into tongue-tickling Dahi Vadas. Soak the vadas in water to make them softer; drown them in sweetened curds; and serve with a drizzling of khajur imli ki chutney and a sprinkling of spice powders. If you wish, you can garnish the Dahi Vadas more elaborately with sev or south Indian mixture, finely chopped onions, and so on.
- Combine the urad dal, green chillies, ginger and salt in a mixer and grind to a smooth paste using approx. ¼ cup of water.
- Divide the batter into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry 3 vadas at a time till they turn light golden brown in colour from all the sides.
- Drain on absorbent paper. Keep aside.
- Combine the curd and the sugar in a bowl, mix well and keep the sweetened curd aside.
- Take enough water in a deep bowl and soak the vadas in it for 15 minutes.
- Squeeze out all the excess water from the vadas and flatten lightly between your palms.
- Arrange 3 vadas on a serving dish and top with half the sweetened curd mixture.
- Top with a little chilli powder, 1 tbsp of khajur imli ki chutney, a little cumin seeds powder and black salt.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 1 more serving.
- Serve immediately.
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