Call it Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla, both means the same. Its a very popular dish all over India. It is a delicious side for a party or just you can enjoy it as a snack. Basic Ingrediants are Urad Dal, Curd and Chutney.Some people make it with moong dal too or combination of both dals.
1 cup urad dal
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
Oil for frying
2 cups Curd
2 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder or as required
2 sp Finely chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Tamarind chutney as required.(For recipe check here)
Soak dal for overnight or for 5-6 hours. Separate all water from the soaked dal and the add dal to a blender.
Also add jeera powder, salt, ginger galic paste and blend it to a smooth paste.
Transfer the paste to a bowl and then you must beat it for 4-5 minutes with your hand or spoon. Beating with your hand is a very important step to make your vada spongy and soft. You can test it if your paste is ready to be fry or not.
Take a glass and fill it with water. Leave a small ball of the paste to the water. If the ball floats it means mixture is ready and if it sits at the bottom of the glass it means its not ready you need to beat it more with your hand.
Now heat oil and fry the vadas. To fry wet your hands( to avaoid sticking to your hands) then make a round ball, very gently flatten it a bit on your palm. Put one finger in middle of the ball to make a hole and drop it in the oil.Fry it on low flame till turns golden. Repeat it for all.
Keep a big bowl filled with water near by you beacause after frying you hanve to driectly put the vadas in this water. Let them soaking for 1/2 hour.
Beat the curd till it has a smooth texture.Squeeze all water from the vada by gently pressing it between your both palms.
Take a serving plate and arrange Vadas in it pour curd over it and add some tamarind chutney over it and sprinkle cumin powder, red chilly powder and garnish with coriander leaves.
Hope you liked it. Enjoy!