Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada is another tasty snack which can be served at tea-time.
Infact I just love it at any time of the day.
Dahi Vada are fried lentil balls soaked in yoghurt and topped with spices.

To make the vadas you will need-
1 cup Urad Dal (soaked overnight)
1/4th cup Yellow Moong Dal (soaked overnight)
Oil for deep frying.

2 Green Chillies
1"piece Ginger

For the Yoghurt sauce you will need-

2 cups plain Yoghurt
2 tbsps Sugar
Black Salt
Cumin pwdr
RedChilli Pwdr
Sweet Chutney

How to Proceed-

After the dals have been soaked overnight, grind them in a mixer, alongwith chillies, ginger and salt. Taking care not to add much water, the batter should be fairly thick and dry.
Keep it for around 2 hrs.
Then deep-fry spoonfuls of the batter in moderately hot oil.
The vadas should be golden brown.
After removing them from the oil, soak them in a bowl filled with cold water for 10 mins.
Then squeeze out the water from each one of them and keep aside.

Meanwhile make the Yogurt Sauce-
Take 2 cups yoghurt, add sugar and whisk it well.

To Assemble-
Take a bowl and arrange 4 vadas on it.
Pour the prepared yoghurt on them.
Garnish with the sweet chutney, cumin pwdr, redchilli pwdr and black salt.
You can serve it immediately or chilled.

The vadas and the yoghurt can be stored in the fridge separately and assembled whenever required.