Stuffed Dahi Vada (chaat)
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Stuffed Dahi vada is a popular chaat or Punjabi recipe with fried vadas( urad dal dumplings) soaked in water and then topped with delectable mix of chilled beaten curd and a couple of spicy and tangy chutneys.
- Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing, reserve little coriander for decoration.
- Soak dal in water for 5-6 hours and grind to a smooth paste using minimum water.
- Add salt and asafoetida and beat with a fork to make it light.
- Take a muslin cloth piece, the size of a handkerchief. Wet the cloth and place it on a board.
- Spread a little ground dal on the cloth in the shape of a puri.
- Put a little prepared stuffing on it and fold the puri with the cloth to give it the shape of a ghughra(half moon).
- Remove the muslin from one side and turn the bhalla in hand. Remove the cloth from the other side.
- Heat oil in a kadhai and fry the bhallas till brown.
- Soak the bhallas in water for 5-7 minutes when still hot. Gently squeeze out the water and keep the bhallas aside.
- Beat the curd till smooth, add little water if curd is thick.
- Add 1 tsp cumin seeds powder and 1 tsp chily powder and salt.
- Dip the bhallas in the curd mixture and arrange on a flat shallow dish.
- Pour the remaining curd on top and garnish with remaining cumin powder, chily powder and coriander, 4 tbsp sweet chutney and serve.
This recipe was contributed by sonaprem on 16 Mar 2015
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