Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Dahi Wada

Dahi wada is one of my favorite snacks. Chilled wadas soaked in dahi and sprinkled with chilly powder or imli chutney remind me of those carefree happy days when I had the liberty of just coming home tired from school or college , opening the fridge and taking the wadas on plate to savour them lazily on a coach with T.V on . Those were the real days .......

Though now also I can do that but the carefree nature has been lost forever with the growing years.

I usually make the wadas only with urad daal but today I have added moong daal and cashew, ginger, and raisins to it thanks to a lovely blog by Anjana Bhabhi called maayeka which is the recipe source of this dish.

These wadas  can also be prepared in advance and hence it saves a  lot of your time when you make them for guests.

If you want a healthier version just omit the frying part and make erappe (paniyarams or appams )in the appam mould by smearing little oil and your low calorie dahi wadas are ready. They are just as yummy as the fried variety.

Ingredients :

1 cup.................Urad daal
1/4 cup.............moong daal
1tbsp................ginger and green chilly (very finely chopped)
1tbsp................cashews and raisins ( finely chopped)
1/2 tsp.................salt
oil to fry
1 Kg ................Thick Curds
4 to 5 tbsp.........Sugar

Garnish :

dhana jeera powder
chilly powder
fresh chopped coriander leaves

Method :

Soad urad daal in water for at least 5 to 6 hours.
Whisk the curds with sugar and salt and chill it in fridge for further use.
Grind urad daal it to a smooth paste adding very little or no water at all.
Add 1/2 tsp salt and mix well.
Take a vessel and fill half of it with water and mix 1 tbsp curds or 1/2 cup sour buttermilk in it.
Now heat the oil and fry the wadas by dropping lemon sized balls in hot oil.
Fry on medium flame till the wadas are golden brown.
After removing them from oil add them in vessel with water till the next batch of wadas are fried.
Before adding the next batch of fried wadas remove these soaked wadas by gently squeezing
the water out of them .
Keep them in a separate vessel and soak them in half of prepared curds.
In this way fry all the wadas.
Keep the remaining half of curd in the fridge to be chilled till the time of serving.
While serving arrange the wadas in a bowl , top with chilled curds and add the
garnishes according to your choice.

Sending these dahi wadas to : 



tried-tasted-event  at  sweettoothraf    

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  1. That's my favorite kind, love it..Looks super delicious!!

  2. oh that first picture is sooooo droolworthy.... looks amazing... just mouthwatering... Thanks for sending this yummy dahi wada to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  3. Super scrumpstious dahi vada Nayana. Finger licking good.
    today's post:

  4. Delicious Dahi vada. I love it.

  5. Looks yummy :)
    Its punjabi's favorite .......Love them
    Thanks for linking to my event :)

  6. Omg, wat a beautiful dahi wadas, lovely set up and irresistible.

  7. look so inviting..loved it

  8. Sooo tempting. Yummy. Delicious.
    Come and participate in my event and giveaways


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