Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )

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

    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

    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.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy262 cal
Protein13.1 g
Carbohydrates26.4 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat9 g
Cholesterol17.6 mg
Sodium34.8 mg

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Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 10 Jan 17 03:10 PM

I tried the receipe n v enjoyed it very much without feeling the guilt of cheating while on diet.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shashi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
10 Jan 17 03:38 PM
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 10 Jan 17 03:30 AM

Question. You say to serve immediately after layering. Can you complete step 5 and store for a few hours in fridge before layering
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sandra, You can make the vadas soak them in water and squeeze them and store them in the fridge, when you want to serve start layering it.
10 Jan 17 08:29 AM
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.