Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Dahi Wada ~ Dahi Bhalle

dahi vada

As the summer makes an entry, we tend to lose our appetite as well. We cannot think of regular spicy foods. Summer is the time to add some cooling foods in your diet. We keep on craving for something to drink. To deal with such kind of mood and situation Dahi Wadas or Dahi Bhalle comes to my rescue.

''Dahi'' Means Yogurt and ''Wada'' is a fried lentil cake in Hindi. This dish is apt for summers. It can be treated as a cooling side dish. This is one sweet, tangy and spicy chat for all during summers. One can even store these wadas for 2 days in the refrigerator and serve it with chilled yogurt when you please.

For Wadas
2 Cup Urad Dal
11/2 Tablespoon Ginger paste
11/2 Tablespoon Green Chilly paste
A pinch of Soda bi Carbonate
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

2 Cups of Yogurt
1 Cup of
Green Chutney
1 Cup of Tamarind and Date Chutney
1 Tablespoon of Roasted Jeera Powder (Cumin Seed powder)

1 Tablespoon of Red Chilly powder
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Milk
1/2 Cup of Chopped Coriander
1 Tablespoon of Black pepper powder

Salt as per taste

1. Soak the Urad dal overnight or for 5-6 hours in water. In a food processor, add the soaked urad dal and grind it in to a paste, which is light and airy.
2. Add ginger, green chilly paste, pinch of soda bi carbonate and salt in the urad dal paste and mix it properly.
3. Heat oil in a deep pan, spoon the urad dal batter and fry the wadas. Now place all the fluffy wadas in water for 10 - 15 minutes.
4. Once the wadas are soft, press the wadas very gently between your two palms and squeeze out excess water from the wadas. All the oil used for frying the wadas will ooze out along with the water. While doing this take care not to break those wadas. Refrigerate these wadas till we prepare the yogurt mixture.
5. Take a bow, place the yogurt in the bowl and beat it briskly. Add 1/2 cup of milk in the yogurt and beat it again. Milk will help the yogurt mixture to become smooth and it will also avoid yogurt from spoiling or getting tangy due to scorching heat of summer. Add sugar, salt and black pepper powder in the yogurt and mix it well. Allow the yogurt to cool for few hours.
6. Just 30 minutes before serving the dish, in a wide bowl, place few wadas. Now pour the yogurt mixture over the wadas. Garnish it with
Green Chutney, Tamarind and Date Chutney, chopped coriander leaves. Sprinkle on top roasted jeera powder and red chilly powder.
7. Serve Dahi wadas chilled.


Gopi Shah 15 April 2009 at 17:27  

dahi wada look mouth watering...speacially in the summer.

Indhu 15 April 2009 at 18:54  

dahi vadas look yummy... I alwayrs order these when I go to restaurants...

Khaugiri 15 April 2009 at 18:55  

Wow Purva it's looking yummy!!!!! I like Dahi wada with loooooots of imly chutney :) Nice snap too.

Asha 15 April 2009 at 19:09  

Wonderful, almost professional looking Dahi Bhalle. Can't wait for :)

Ramya Vijaykumar 15 April 2009 at 19:45  

Color is tempting, amazing dish Purva...

Gita Jaishankar 15 April 2009 at 20:35  

Delicious vadas, the pictures look so inviting!

Priya Suresh 15 April 2009 at 20:50  

Dahi wada picture just makes me hungry...very delicious!

Trupti 15 April 2009 at 21:07  

Dahi Vada......yummmy .. Purva tondala pani sutale aahe. Ikade kadhi ekdacha summer yeto aase zale aahe..tu ajun India madhech aahes ka parat aalis?

Ashwini 15 April 2009 at 21:28  

Looks so yummy and perfect for this weather..

FewMinute Wonders 15 April 2009 at 23:52  

I love Thair Vada I do not make this at all because I cannot make vada's well. The vada's look well.

Varsha Vipins 16 April 2009 at 01:45  

wow..look at the pic..perfect..:)

Soma 16 April 2009 at 04:00  

This is a much wanted & craved for item in our house.Looks really great & I am going to steal that bowl along with the dahi vadas:-D

chef and her kitchen 16 April 2009 at 04:07  

Dahi bhalla looks yummy perfect for this weather...very tempting!!

Unknown 16 April 2009 at 04:20  

ummm my most favorite dish when ever i make them i keep on eating till i finish them looks so mouthwatering purva yum yum

Malini Basu 16 April 2009 at 04:28  

just perfect for this weather....looks yummy.....

notyet100 16 April 2009 at 05:02  

droolin lookin at pic,..looks so yum,..

Cham 16 April 2009 at 06:24  

I am drooling , delicious!

Chitra 16 April 2009 at 12:06  

mouthwatering pics, drooling..will sure do this next time when i make vada:)bookmarked!!

Madhavi 16 April 2009 at 19:37  

Hummmm ghar ni yaad aapavi te dear, yummy dahi vada !!!

Unknown 16 April 2009 at 19:45  

Dahiwada is my secret guilty snack. And this one looks so, so tempting.

Mahimaa's kitchen 16 April 2009 at 22:20  

what a beautiful presentation.

Uma 16 April 2009 at 22:29  

Absolutely delicious vadas. Yummy!

Unknown 16 April 2009 at 22:49  

I adore chaats with dahi. Sounds too yummy!

Ammu 16 April 2009 at 23:20  

Wow! mouth watering. Perfect for this hot climate.

Bhawna 17 April 2009 at 01:10  

Dahi wada looks Too yummy and delicious. Its one dish no matter u eat everyday but the moment u see the colorful bowl u start to drool...gosh! I miss it.

lubnakarim06 17 April 2009 at 12:21  

Those gorgeous beauties are calling my name.....Hmmm drooling...with those tangy, sour and sweet chutney's....Iam all set to indulge...

Deepthi Shankar 17 April 2009 at 19:33  

thatz a beautiful click Purva, yu r right, as summer approaches, we do lose out appetite

Jaishree Iyer 18 April 2009 at 10:49  

Dahi wadalooksmouthwatering..Awesome click purva..

Anonymous,  18 April 2009 at 14:43  

Purva,I love Dahi wada so much that i crave for one right now..My God,your click makes me hungry dear...Thanks for this yummy recipe..(usually have form restaus)

Indian Khana 19 April 2009 at 13:24  

Looks so yummy and inviting....

vidhas 19 April 2009 at 15:39  

Mouthwatering dhai vadas. want to have right now.

Sum Raj 20 April 2009 at 06:53  

wooo..looksvery tempting and hot entry..

vandana rajesh 20 April 2009 at 09:11  

the dahi vada is so tempting on a fast today but this is making my mouth water:)Have to make dahi vada soon to satisfy my taste buds.

Sruthisagar Yamunan 20 April 2009 at 10:35  

You got to be in Chennai to taste the real Dahi Vadas! Its called Thayir Vadai here :)

Shama Nagarajan 20 April 2009 at 14:23  

have a gift for u ....please do collect it

Navita (Gupta) Hakim 21 April 2009 at 09:58  

dahi ballas...yum! just made them for this holi. Gujiyas, thandai and dhai bhallas...without which no holi is complete. :)

VIDYA VENKY 21 April 2009 at 13:51  

first time to ur blog..its lovely.....

Pooja 24 April 2009 at 04:02  

I love dahi wadas and this looks tempting..makes me drool..perfect :)

Ann 20 May 2009 at 18:47  

love Dahi wada.. looks so delish


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