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Monday, November 11, 2013

Dahi Vada/ Dahi Bhalla

The soft urad vadas soaked in Sweet-tangy yogurt and topped with tamarind-date and mint chutney.. Red chili and Cumin powder... A Tasty perfection!!!
Hadn't made this delicacy in like years....but last weekend was perfect occasion.It was a friends baby shower and what she was craving was.... Dahi Vadas!!
Made them under my mom in laws guidance and tips and the result was super delicious!!

2 Cups urad dal
2tbsp Moong dal (this makes them less oily it seems)
1tsp ginger
3-4 green chilies
Oil to fry 

Luke warm Water for soaking

3 cups yogurt thinned with water
Add  about 1tsp salt and 2-3 tsp sugar to make a 'sweet-tangy' yogurt. Keep Chilled in the refrigerator.
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1tsp Tamarind-Date chutney
1tsp Mint Chutney
2-3 tsp Pomegranate seeds
2-3tsp Chopped cilantro

1) Soak Urad dal and moong dal together for 6 hrs.Grind into coarse paste along with ginger and green chilies, in minimum water.Add salt and mix/ whip for 1 min.
2) Heat oil in a deep pan. Drop the batter with a spoon/hand. I like to make bite size vadas.The vadas will soak up water and yogurt and increase in size even more.
3) Drain the vadas on paper towel for 15 mins. Drop in the lukewarm water and let them soak for 15 mins. Squeeze out water by pressing in between both hands.
4) In a serving dish, place the water soaked vadas, top with sweet-tangy yogurt, chutneys, red chili and cumin powder, cilantro, pomegranate etc.
Serve cold/ or at room temperature .
Enjoy every bite!