Dahi Vada is a popular North Indian Starter dish, made of Soaked and grind lentil paste. Deep fried and soaked in salted water, serve with Fresh curd and tangy sweet chutney. Garnish with Fresh coriander leaves and dry roasted cumin powder and red chili powder.
2cups black gram lentil (without skin Or Urad Dal) washed, soaked for 3 hours and ground to a fine paste adding very little water
2″ piece of ginger grated
2-3 green challis finely chopped
7-8 coarsely grind pepper
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
21/2 cups thick fresh curd
4 cups salted water
Red chili powder to taste
2 tbsps. cumin seeds (Roasted and grind)
1-2 tbsps. Fresh Pomegranate
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
1 Combine the ground urad dal paste with grated ginger, chopped green chills and black pepper.
2 Heat oil in a deep frying pan, Take 1tbsp. batter by your hand and drop slowly into the hot oil. Deep fry these vadas on medium heat till golden brown.
3 Remove these deep fried vadas into a bowl of Luke warm salted water and place them in it for 15-20 minutes. Remove and gently press between your palms so that excess water oozes out. Keep them aside.
4 Beat curds well to remove lumps and add little water, pinch of sugar and salt.
5 Place the vadas in a serving dish and pour the curd mixture evenly all over the vadas, covering them completely.
6 Chill the vadas before serving. Garnish these with sweet chutney, pomegranate, cumin seed powder and chili powder.