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Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada is one of the classic north Indian snack chat.

Ingredients for dahi vada:

1 cup urad dal,
1 pinch beking soda,
1 pinch asafoetida(hing),
2 cup dahi(curd),
roasted cumin powder,
green coriander cutney,
sweet tamarind chutney,
red chilli powder,
salt & sugar,

a)green coriander cutney recipe:

Grind 2 cup fresh coriender leaves, 2 peeled garlic cloves, 2 green chilli, salt, 2 tsp lemon juice, 2 roasted cumin powder(roast the cumit seeds on tawa and grind it) and slight water. Green corriander chutney is ready.

b)Ingredients for sweet tamarind chutney:

half cup tamarind pulp, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon black salt, salt, garam masala, 2 finely chopped dates, kismis(raisin), 2 tblspoon muskmelon seeds

Recipe of sweet tamarind chutney:

Heat water in a pan. add tamarind pulp and sugar in it. Add ginger powder, roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder, black salt, salt, garam masala. Boil it until its thick.  Add dates and kismis. when pulp is ready add muskmelon seeds for good flavour. after few seconds turn off the gas burner. cool it and use your sweet tamarind chutney to dahi vada.

Recipe for dahi vada:

1) Rinse the lentils(urad dal) for 3/4 times in water and soak it for 7/8 hours. Drain water and grind letils to form a smooth batter. Take the batter in a bowl. Add beking soda. Stir it for 4/5 minutes to make it more soft and fluffy.
Heat a pan with oil. Add spoonful of battar in the oil to make 'vada'. Fry the vadas till they become golden.
2)Heat a pan with oil. Add pinch of  asafoetida(hing). take a bowl with water and add this hot oil in water. Add pinch of salt. Then add the vadas to the water. Soak for 15 minutes.
3) Take 2 cup dahi(curd) in a bowl. whisk it with sugar and salt till smooth. Place the vadas in dahi.
Garnish dahi vada with green coriander cutney, sweet tamarind chutney, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder.
Dahi vada is now ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts of Dahi Vada: Servings:1 ball

Calories 131
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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