Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dahi Vada



Ingredients
1 cup urad dal
a pinch of hing
3-4 green chillies finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp jeera powder
salt to taste
oil to deep fry

For serving 

Generous pinch of Red chilli powder
Generous pinch of Roasted Jeera powder
Boondi and coriander leaves for garnishing 

Method
  • Wash and soak urad dal for 2-3 hours.Drain and keep aside
  • Grind the urad dal with very little water to the smooth paste. ( Make sure you add in very little water as you need a very thick ground paste here.
  • Take out the paste in the bowl,add hing,green chillies,coriander leaves,salt and mix well..Keep aside.
  • Take another bowl,put curds and whisk it well adding a little water if its too thick, then add sugar if its sour, and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan  till smoking point and wetten your hands a bit take a good portion of batter and make a hole in the center and drop a handful of batter in it and deep fry till crisp and golden brown.
  • Take out the crispy vada and put it in water.
  • After few minutes just squeeze the water from the vada
  • Put the vada in a serving plate,pour the curds over it, sprinkle pinch of red chilli powder and jeera powder and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle Boondi... Serve .