Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada Recipe
The name Dahivada itself is enough to bring water in mouth... In this Hot summer days, it is one of the few chaat which is served chilled.This is Absolutely lip smacking snack and as you bite into a soft, melt-in-the-mouth, delicious vada, it gives a immense pleasure to your mouth and stimulate your appetite for more. It can be served as a great starter or a cold appetizer. Dahi vadas are lentil (urad dal) based savory balls which are covered with frothy fresh curds and sprinkled with spices like chili pwd, roasted cumin pwd, chaat masala, black salt and garnished with Sweet Tamarind chutney.


1 cup Urad Daal (Black lentil without skin)
2 cups Fresh Yogurt(curd) (Should be sour)
1 tblsp. red chilli powder.
1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp chaat masala powder
1 tsp black salt
salt to taste
Oil for frying

Tamarind chutney:
100 gms tamarind (remove seeds)16px
50 gms dates (pitted)
100 gms jaggery
2 cups water
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds (roasted)
1 tsp salt
Red chilli powder as per taste


1.Soak the urad daal in a bowl of water overnight. Grind it into a paste the next morning. Add 1 tsp salt and mix well.

2. Heat oil in a pan.Now take about a tablespoon of urad daal batter and give it the shape of vada (Doughnut shape or round). Drop the vadas slowly into hot oil and deep fry them in medium heat and then high flame until it becomes golden yellow. Take out the vadas in a large container having salt water and let it soaked until required.
3. Take the curd in a container and beat it well till becomes frothy. Now add red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala powder, sugar and black salt and mix it well.

4. For making tamarind chutney, 16pxPut tamarind, dates, jaggery and water in a saucepan and cook on a medium flame till the dates and tamarind are soft. Using a food processor or hand blender t blend mixture together into a smooth paste. Put paste back into the saucepan and onto a medium flame and add fennel seed powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and black salt. Bring the sauce to a boil and turn off. Allow it to cool.

5. Take out the vadas from water and Squeeze so as to remove the excess water from it. Arrange them in a serving bowl and pour the curd mixture evenly so that all the vadas get covered completely.

6. Chill the vadas before serving. At the time of serving place 3 or 4 vadas in a small plate and garnish withe red chili powder, chaat masala powder, fresh coriander leaves and finally tamarind chutney.
"This entry goes for "Meals on Wheels" event hosted by LG of Taste of Mysore. Congrates for conducting this nice event.


Pooja said...

Simple and yummy it..

Lakshmi said...

Dahi Vada looks yummy Sunanda.

Preety said...

love dahi mom use to make it specially on holi

Malini Basu said...

Dahi Vada looks real yummy...all time favourite dish...

Sanghi said...

Delicious and my favt one.. Good colourful layout too.!

Indrani said...

Dahi vada is my all time fav...looks wonderful..tried ur semiya upma..will be posting for MBP:snacks

Ammu said...

wow! wonderful. My fav snack. Perfect for summer.

Sanghi said...

Do check the FIL part 2 roundup sunanda..!

Nithya said...

Nice dahi vada... Was planning to make vada today.. so its gonna turn into dahi vada with ur recipe.. :)

First time to your blog and find it interesting. Keep it going.

SINDHURA said...

Dahi vada looks yummy.
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Anonymous said...

i love this recipe. i once ate this at an Indian friend's place and i loved it. thanks!

Anonymous said...

wow wt a chuttad dahi wada!! love it

manisha0_0 said...

hi, i couldn't help but notice this blogpost. lovely pictures. there is a different twist in one my my dahi wada recipe. i am sure you will appreciate it. i would love to hear your comments.


Good Pediatrician in Chennai said...

i love dahi vada..Me too have a plan to make it:)

Eat Right said...

wow... super delicious and beautiful blog... first time in your site, loved it.

Unknown said...

delicious dish.
This is my hubby's Favorite dish.

Darshita said...

delicious dish.This is my hubby's Favorite dish.


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