Dahi vada step-by-step recipe with photos.
Dahi vada/mosaru vade is a delicious dish where split black gram fritters are dunked in a spicy yogurt mix. They are great as chaat or snack and can be served as a side dish at lunch/dinner too. Dahi vada is quite different in North and South India. My recipe here is the south Indian dahi vada.
This dish is made in two steps – first, the vadas or fritters (which tastes great by themselves too) are made and next, they are soaked in a yogurt mix. For best results, the vadas are soaked in the yogurt mix for a few hours. This lets the vadas soak up the yogurt. The result is absolutely tasty, melt-in-mouth, flavourful dahi vada. The key pressure point in this dish is to get the batter for the vada right. It has to be aerated well so that it is light and fluffy. Else the vadas will not turn out light. I whisk the batter well and drop it in some water. If it floats, my batter is ready.
Juicy vadas soaked up in spicy yogurt is absolutely comforting. Even though it is deep-fried, it is a perfect snack/side dish during summer. Here goes my recipe… Do try it, it is absolutely delicious!
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FOR THE VADA:
FOR THE YOGURT MIX:
TO MAKE VADA:
TO MAKE DAHI VADA:
Dahi vada step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Whisk the dal batter well
2. Drop some batter in water to check if it is ready
3. Add rest of the ingredients to the batter and mix well
4. Deep fry in hot oil
5. Fry the vadas until golden brown
6. Soak the vadas in luke warm water
7. Whisk yogurt with salt
8. Add tempering to the yogurt and mix well
9. Add soaked vadas and mix gently