Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada

Our Indian snacks, especially the savoury ones, have a knack of making one overeat, only to feel guilty later. Not if you make them the smart way, at home. Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada is one such brilliant snack – a non-fried version of dahi vadas, which can be enjoyed without any guilt! Fibre from the oats and calcium from curds makes this a nourishing yet low-fat treat. Being so flavourful by itself, it does not even require calorie-laden meetha chutney for serving.

Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada

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Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada recipe - How to make Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada

Soaking time:  Overnight   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  3 to 4 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 servings
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For The Oats and Moong Dal Vadas (makes 15 Vadas)
2 tbsp roasted and powdered oats
1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
salt to taste
1/4 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp oil for greasing

To Be Mixed Together For The Salted Curds
1 1/4 cups low-fat curds (dahi)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 1/2 tsp chilli powder

For the oats and moong dal vadas

    For the oats and moong dal vadas
  1. Wash and soak the urad dal and moong dal overnight in enough water.
  2. Next day, drain and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ¼ cup of water.
  3. Transfer into a deep bowl, cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment for 3 to 4 hours.
  4. Add the powdered oats, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  5. Grease the appe moulds with ½ tsp of oil and pour approx. 1½ tbsp of the batter into each mould.
  6. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour.
  7. Turn each vada upside down using a fork and cook on the other side on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 more minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to make more vadas in 2 more batches.
  9. Soak the vadas in enough water in a deep bowl for 20 minutes. Thereafter, squeeze out all the water from each vada by pressing them in between your palms. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place 3 vadas on a serving plate and spread ¼ cup of salted curds over them.
  2. Sprinkle ½ tsp of cumin seeds powder and ½ tsp of chilli powder over it.
  3. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 more servings.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy141 cal
Protein9.8 g
Carbohydrates23.1 g
Fiber3.6 g
Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium36.3 mg
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada (Healthy Snack) Video by Tarla Dalal


Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
 on 02 May 20 02:52 PM

Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
 on 04 May 19 02:55 PM

Novel idea to avoid deep frying vadas in this scorching heat.will definitely try it very soon
Tarla Dalal
04 May 19 03:06 PM
   Hi Meeta, Glad you liked it! Do try out more recipes and share your experience with us.
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
 on 16 Sep 16 09:59 PM

Forgot to mention plz add jeera n chilli powder to the curd before garnish. I added a bit of grated carrot n coriander as well
Tarla Dalal
14 Sep 17 02:20 PM
   Thanks for the suggestion.
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
 on 16 Sep 16 09:57 PM

I wasn''t sure it would taste great... But for non fried cooking it was pretty good.I mean this I can have guilt free ....n. It does give u the feel of vada which is awesome.. Just be careful about. The proportions. Also while blending I added chillies , coriander n salt.
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
 on 21 Aug 16 01:45 PM

I live in the UK. What can I use instead of apple moulds? Alternatively, please let me know where I can buy one. Many thanks
Tarla Dalal
23 Aug 16 05:00 PM
   Hi Bubs, Instead of using the appe moulds, you can directly put spoonfuls of the batter in hot oil and deep-fry them. You can look for appe moulds in the stores where you get kitchen utensils or you can also check for the same online. Do try this recipe and share your valuable feedback with us.
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
 on 20 Jan 15 04:24 PM

Non-fried Dahi-wada in a apple mould !! Superb idea to sneak in a low-cal snack and yet benefit from the protein.