Moong Dal Dahi Vada


How to make Moong Dal Dahi Vada

Amidst drum rolls and lots of pomp, we present a non-fried version of none other than one of the most popular chaats… Dahi Vada. Be careful not to soak the vadas beyond 2-3 minutes, to prevent them from breaking. This is a heavy snack so, I suggest you do not indulge in more than one serving.

Soaking time: 3 to 4 hours Preparation Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 12 mins Total Time: 4 hours 17 minutes Makes 4 servings


For The Vadas
1 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp fruit salt
1 1/4 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For The Curds
2 cups low-fat curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)

Other Ingredients
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tsp chilli powder
For the vadas
Clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 3 to 4 hours.

Drain, add the green chillies and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste, using approx. ½ cup of water.
Transfer the paste into a bowl, add the asafoetida and salt and mix well.

Sprinkle the fruit salt and 1 tbsp of water over it. When the bubbles form, mix gently.

Grease a non-stick tava (griddle) using ¼ tsp of oil.

Pour ladlefuls of the batter on it to make 2 to 4 vadas at a time.

Cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes.

Turn upside down, cover again and cook on a slow flame using 1/8 tsp of oil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Repeat with the remaining mixture to make more vadas.
Soak them in enough water in a bowl for 2 minutes. Thereafter, squeeze out the water and keep aside.
For the curds
Combine the curds and salt in a bowl and mix well using a whisk.

Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.

When the seeds crackle, add this tempering to the whisked curds and mix well.

Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed
Place two vadas on a serving plate and spread a portion of the curds mixture evenly the over vadas.

Sprinkle ¼ tsp of cumin seeds powder and ½ tsp of chilli powder over it.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more servings.
Serve immediately.

Nutrient values Per vada

Energy 99 kcal
Protein 7.1 gm
Carbohydrate 15.5 gm
Fat 0.9 gm
Fibre 1.8 gm
Calcium 91.3 mg
Folic Acid 30.5 mcg
Zinc 0.6 mcg