Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )

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Who would have thought you can make the all-time favourite Dahi Vada without deep frying in oil! Here, we have cooked the flavourful vada batter in a non-stick tava greased with minimal oil, and used this to make delectable chutney-laced Dahi Vadas.

Soak and squeeze the vadas just before serving, because if you soak them for too long they will disintegrate. Dahi Vada is a rich source of protein, and very yummy too, so you can enjoy this low-cal, non-fried version once in a whole without worrying about excess calories.

You might also like the low-cal version of these all time favourite snacks - Batata Vada , Baked Samosa , Baked Ghughra , Kachori and Stuffed Patties .

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Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks ) recipe - How to make Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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For The Vadas
1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils) , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1/2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
1/2 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
salt to taste
3/4 tsp oil for greasing

To Be Mixed Into A Curd Mixture
1 1/2 cups whisked thick curds (dahi)
2 tbsp milk
a pinch of salt

For Serving
3 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
6 tsp green chutney
chilli powder for sprinkling
cumin seeds (jeera) powder for sprinkling

For The Garnish
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
For the vadas

  1. Combine the urad dal, ginger, green chillies and salt and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. ½ cup of water.
  2. Transfer the batter into a deep bowl and keep aside.
  3. Heat a broad non-stick pan, grease it with ¼ tsp of oil, put 1 tbsp of the batter , you can make 4 vadas at a time, cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Turnover, cover with a lid and cook again on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Put them in a bowl with enough water and allow them to soak for 5 minutes. Squeeze and keep aside.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 2 more batches. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place 4 vadas in a serving plate, put little curd mixture 1 tbsp of khajur imli ki chutney, 2 tsp green chutney , little chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and finally 1 tbsp of coriander evenly over the curd mixture.
  2. Repeat step 1 to make 2 more servings.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 14 Apr 16 12:24 PM

Oh wow... great idea!! Now I can enjoy my favourite snack without the guilt of oil usually used for deep frying. i used low-fat curds to reduce the calorie and fat count further.