Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )


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Dahi vadas, urad dal is a rich source of protein, and folic acid, making this a really healthy dish! fruit salt, which is available under the brand name “eno” makes the vadas very light and fluffy. Remember to soak and squeeze the wadas just before serving or else they will break.

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Soaking Time:  8 Hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 to 5 servings
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For The Vadas
1/3 cup urad dal (split black lentils) , soaked overnight
12 ginger (adrak)
1 slit green chilli , roughly chopped
salt to taste
2 tsp fruit salt

For The Masala Curds
1 1/2 cups thick curds (dahi)
2 tbsp milk
a pinch of salt

For Serving
1/2 cup khajur imli ki chutney
1/4 cup green chutney
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For the masala curds

  1. Whisk the curds and milk together till smooth.
  2. Add the salt and mix well. Refrigerate to chill.

For the vadas

  1. Drain and wash the urad dal thoroughly.
  2. Drain again, add the ginger, green chillies and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste adding 1 tbsp of water if required.
  3. Transfer the batter into a pan, sprinkle the fruit salt on it and then some water on it. When the bubbles form, mix gently and keep aside.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan and when hot, pour a laddleful of the batter on it (make 4 to 5 vadas at a time), cover and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Turn upside down, cover again and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid and cook on a medium flame till they turn golden brown and crisp.
  7. Repeat to make more vadas. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, soak the vadas in a vesselful of water, drain and squeeze gently.
  2. Arrange the soaked vadas on a serving plate and pour the masala curds, khajur imli ki chutney and green chutney on it.
  3. Sprinkle chilli powder and cumin seeds powder. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

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