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)
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.
Nutrient values Per vada
|Folic Acid||30.5 mcg|