Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

Dahi bhalla or dahi vada? by whatever name you call it, this dish is as popular in the north as in the west. In the north of india, it is served without the khajur imli ki chutney while in the western parts of india, this dish has the added sweet and sour flavours od khajur ki chutney and is called dahi vada.

Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

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Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe) recipe - How to make Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 dahi vadas
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For The Vadas
1 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
12 mm ( 1/2") piece of ginger (adrak)
2 green chillies
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
3 cups curds (dahi) , whisked
2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney

For The Garnish
chilli powder
roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

For the vadas

    For the vadas
  1. Soak the urad dal in water for 3-4 hours.
  2. Wash and drain the urad dal.
  3. Combine the urad dal, ginger and green chillies and grind to a smooth paste in a blender.
  4. Add the soda bi-carb and salt to the urad dal paste and mix well till the batter is light and fluffy. Add a little water if required.
  5. Wet your hands and take 2 tbsp of the batter on your palm or on a sheet of wet plastic and shape into a circle of 75 mm. (3”) diameter. Deep fry in hot oil on a slow flame till the vadas are golden brown, for about 10 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Soak the deep fried vadas in warm water for about 45 minutes.
  2. Just before serving, drain and squeeze out the excess water.
  3. Arrange the vadas on a serving dish and top with the whisked curds.
  4. Garnish with the chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and salt and serve with khajur imli ki chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per dahi vada
Energy91 cal
Protein6.3 g
Carbohydrates15.6 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat0.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.4 mg