Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dahi Vada: ( North Indian Chat)

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Dahi Vada: ( North Indian Chat)

Dahi Vada is one of the popular Indian chat menu. The main ingredients to prepare this tasty recipe are urad dal for preparing vada and the hot vada is soaked in Dahi ( also called as Curd or Yoghurd) tempered with mustard, cumin and asafoetida. This tastes great and has a high calorific value.  Check out the recipe here..!

Preparation of Vada:
Ingredients needed:

·         Urad dal                                  - 2 cup
·         Oil                                            - 200 ml
·         Green chilly                             - 2
·         Onion sliced                            - 2
·         Asafoetida pwd                       - ¼ tsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Curry and coriander leaves

How to prepare:

  1. Wash and soak urad dal with 1 tbsp raw rice in water for 20 mins.
  2. Stain it to drain water and grind in mixer by adding green chilly, salt.
  3. Sprinkle water to it and grind to thick batter.
  4. The secret of crispy vada lies in the texture of batter only, the batter shouldn’t be very tight or watery.
  5. Transfer this batter in a bowl,  add asafoetida pwd, chopped onion, curry and coriander leaves.
  6. Combine them well.
  7. Heat oil in a fry pan, take a small amount of batter, make it ball, flatten it.
  8. Deep fry this in hot oil.


  1. Roll it to the other side and simmer the flame, fry vada to golden brown.

Preparation of Dahi Vada:
Ingredients needed:

·         Dahi (Curd or Yoghurd)          -  1 cup           
·         Cashew                                   - 4 to 5
·         Green chilly                             - 2
·         Oil                                            - 1 tbsp
·         Grated coconut pieces           - 1 small cup
·         Kasakasa                                - 1 tbsp
·         Mustard                                   - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                                     - ½ tsp
·         Asafoetida                               - ¼ tsp
·         Curry leaves                           - 4 to 5
·         Coriander leaves                     - handful
·         Grated carrot                          - 2 tbsp
·         Salt to taste

How to Prepare:

  1. Take the deep fried Vada in a bowl and add little hot water, so that it soften.
  2. In a small bowl, add 1 cup of curd, add salt and mix well.
  3. Take cashew, green chilli, grated coconut pieces, kasakasa and grind in mixer to fine paste by drizzling water to it.
  4. Now add this paste to curd.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil, temper with mustard, cumin, asafoetida, curry leaves.
  6. Transfer this to curd and combine.
  7. Drop the vada (softened) in the curd and soak for 10 to 15 mins.
  8. Garnish with grated carrot, chopped coriander sprinklings.

  1. Delicious mouth watery Dahi Vada ready to delight your taste buds.

2 comments:

  1. Could not take my eyes from the pics.So elegant n attractive.
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