Have been blogging for a month now and shared many yummy recipes here. But the all important Indian chaats were missing in the list. So thought of sharing one. And what better way to start with other then the good old Dahi Vada. Dahi vada is famous Indian roadside snack (popularly known as a chaat in India). Lentil dumplings are deep fried and combined with curd and other spices. In my recipe of Dahi Vada I have also added small cubes of boiled potatoes and salted peanuts. This is how we get Dahi Vada in my hometown Jamnagar. Adding peanuts and boiled potatoes gives a very nice twist to the famous dish. So lets proceed step by step.
STEPS TO PREPARE THE DAHI VADAS
Take about 2 cups of urad dal (split black lentils) and 1 cup of mung dal (yellow split lentil). Wash and soak both the dals together in water for at least 7 hours (or overnight).
The dals will become soft after soaking. Drain all the water from the dals and grind it to a fine batter. Add little water while grinding if required.
STEPS TO SERVE THE DAHI VADAS
Take out the chilled Dahi Vadas from the refrigerator and place 4-5 vadas in a medium sized serving bowl. Put a layer of well beaten curd on the vadas.
Now add a pinch of red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt. Add peanut coriander chutney, garlic chutney and tamarind and dates chutney.
Add some finely chopped boiled potatoes and salted peanuts. Now put another layer of curd.
Mix everything well with the vadas. Dahi Vada is ready.
RECIPE OF DAHI VADAFamous Indian street side snack made with lentil dumplings, curd, spices, peanuts, boiled potatoes and chutneys [ OR just the good old Dahi Vadas :) ]
FOR DAHI VADAS