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 .

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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Ingredients


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)

Method
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

Reviews

Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 22 Apr 19 08:57 PM
5

After making according to the receipe why the vadas turned out hard
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 22 Apr 19 08:55 PM
5

Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 10 Apr 19 07:51 PM
5

I STEAM THE VADA THE SAME WAY AS YOU WOULD IDLI
Tarla Dalal
11 Apr 19 09:17 AM
   Hi Saroj, That is a great idea too. We are glad you liked and enjoyed the recipe.Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out...Happy Cooking!
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 10 Apr 19 04:24 AM
5

I use appe pan to make the vadas... That gives me a perfect shape as well.
Tarla Dalal
10 Apr 19 09:21 AM
   Hi Suchi, That is amazing. Happy to know liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 10 Jan 17 03:10 PM
5

I tried the receipe n v enjoyed it very much without feeling the guilt of cheating while on diet.
Tarla Dalal
10 Jan 17 03:38 PM
   Hi Shashi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 10 Jan 17 03:30 AM
5

Question. You say to serve immediately after layering. Can you complete step 5 and store for a few hours in fridge before layering
Tarla Dalal
10 Jan 17 08:29 AM
   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.
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 14 Apr 16 12:24 PM
5

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.