Monday, October 4, 2010

Fried lentil dumplings (vada) in yogurt sauce


3/4 cup urud dal split black lentils
1/4 cup moong dal split mung beans
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp ginger grated

salt
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 black peppercorns coarsely ground or whole
1 tbsp raisins
2 tsp coriander leaves chopped

yogurt sauce
1 cup yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp black salt or chaat masala to serve
1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder to serve
1/4 tsp chillie powder to serve
tamarind chutney to serve
coriander leaves garnish

Wash and soak the lentils together for about 5 to 6 hours. Then grind the lentils with green chillie and ginger into a thick batter, use water if needed a few spoons at a time. Batter should not be watery.
Add salt, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, raisins, black pepper and mix throughly in a circular motion. One way in a circular motion with hands or wooden spoon for 2 to 3 minutes till the batter becomes soft, fluffy and changes colour lightly from yellow to white.
Heat oil then put a tablespoonful of batter and shallow fry few at a time in medium low heat. It will puff up and as to be light golden brown not dark, the inside of the vada should be cooked.

When the vada is cool, not hot at all soak it in luke warm water for 2 to 3 minutes. If it is hot it will become soggy. Squeeze the water by pressing each vada in between palms squeezing lightly. Place in serving bowl then cover with yogurt beaten with salt and sugar.
Garnish with chaat masala, cumin powder, chillie powder, tamarind chutney and coriander leaves over the yogurt.
Let the yogurt vadas sit for at least half hour before serving, the longer it is kept the tastier it will be. If the yogurt has absorbed, add more and garnish before serving.
Happy to have been mentioned in best of bloghop.
All rights reserved on photographs and written content Torviewtoronto © 2010 unless mentioned. Please Ask First

68 comments:

  1. Its been ages since I had dahi vadas. This post is inspiring me to make some :)..looks very yummy!
    Thanks a lot for linking it to book marked event!

    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks so delicious.. Wonderful presentation as well.. Yogurt along with tamarind chutney with vada.. wowww great combo...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Same pinch Akeela !! I'm going to make these vadas today. Soaked yesterday night only:-) Akeela would love to know your tamarind chutney. looks very yummy.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks delicious !!

    Best Regards
    Sulagna
    http://e-senseofspicenfragrance-sulagna.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. looks so droolworthy n yum...its raining here and perfect time to crave for such tempting snacks...

    ReplyDelete
  6. The Dahi Vada looks delicious ....

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thayir vadai looks delicious....Yummy!

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Akeela and thank you so much for sharing with us on the hearth and soul hop this week! I LOVE the new look of your blog! I too just recently "came into the light". I loved the black background but studies show people find the white or light colors more warm! Anyway, this recipe is so cool! I love to see how different cultures prepare similar foods. These lentil dumpling look so light and fluffy and I adore anything in yogurt sauce. Thanks again! Alex@amoderatelife

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey akheela,

    The dahi wada looks great. Very well presented as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Droolworthy dahi vadas, very tempting and mouthwatering here..

    ReplyDelete
  11. looks elicicous and yummy...these r my fav...

    ReplyDelete
  12. i first time saw this food:) although lentil is important in turkish kitchen,we ve appetizers, salads, main dish with lentil but never tried in this way, and souns good..
    tx for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is the second dahi vada recipe I am seeing today.Its my fav am drooling

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is something perfect for Iftar too, looks so yummy. Thank you for linking it Any One Can Cook.

    ReplyDelete
  15. i can have some of that right away..its just been ages since ive had some dahi vada

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looks delicious! This kind of reminds me of shishbarak, my favourite dish. It's meat dumplings cooked in yogurt. So good, but a lot of work!

    ReplyDelete
  17. irresistable and droolworthy recipe...just love it dear..

    Tasty Appetite

    ReplyDelete
  18. this looks amazing! i want some right now!

    ReplyDelete
  19. i haven't tried these dishes but they look yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love lentils and this sounds like a super delicious way to eat them! Happy I found your blog today.
    Lora
    @cakeduchess

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh! that looks soo good! I LOOOOVE curd vada :))))

    ReplyDelete
  22. this look so delish! i love the flavors in here.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Dahi Vada..that's so tempting and looks so delicious !!

    ReplyDelete
  24. dahi vadas looks very very delicious ...lovely presentation ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. A new way for me to cook lentils. I do love it, but don't know many dishes with lentil. So thanks for the recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  26. One of my favorite parts of the Hearth and Soul Hop is learning about new foods (thank you) I would love to try dahi vadas sometime!

    ReplyDelete
  27. droolworthy dish and nicely presented

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ok, hang on while I wipe the drool off my chin... these look so good. I find the raisin to be unexpected, but I can see how they'd add an undercurrant of deep fruitiness. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop. I really want to make this recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Delicious dahi vadas..lovely presentation.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great photo! I've never had these before but they sound wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  31. yummy dahi vadas presented neatly..

    ReplyDelete
  32. These look beautiful; loved your snapshot!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks dear for linking it to my event, sounds really really tempting :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love lentils, so I am really keen to give these little dumplings a try - they look wonderful.
    Sue :-)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I would love a plate full of these lentil dumplings! I've never heard of these but they sure do look and sound delicious. And I always love yogurt! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Those look fantastic! I must give them a try!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Dahi vada looks perfect. Very nice colorful shot.

    Aaha Oho

    ReplyDelete
  38. ohohoh, dahi vada are one of my favourite snacks/ starters!! Yours look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  39. A delicious looking dumplings! I would love to try this!

    ReplyDelete
  40. so lovely vada's in yogurt...

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is so different and fabulous sounding to my ears and my belly! Your photos are amazing, as well. Thanks so much for sharing it with the hearth and soul hop this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love this...The dumplings by themselves are amazing. With the addition of the yogurt sauce...Wow :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. These look delicious. And, although I have most of these ingredients on hand, I never thought of putting them together in quite this way. Thanks for a fine and tasty post!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love this dish! Lentils are my favorite (=

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh, my! These look delicious. I love lentils and have never tried them this way...until now.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Yum yum yum yum yum. Looks so delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Delicious blog, great work and detail.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I always like beans and peas...definitely a must-try dish.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Good one..It looks so very delicious..Tempting clicks!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thnaks for the lovely dahi vadas.

    ReplyDelete
  51. mouthwatering n delicious dumplings..

    ReplyDelete
  52. looks delicious,i must to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I just wanted to thank you again for contributing this great recipe to the Hearth and Soul hop. It looks so tempting that I'll be featuring it among my Best of the Blog Hop this week.

    ReplyDelete
  54. i so want to make this, it's looks absolutely tasty!
    Leila
    @barbariantable

    ReplyDelete
  55. i ttook me a moment to realise its dahi vada...cos its so beautifully presented...really good space u have...love the maggie noodles..it was ones next to staple diet.....

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...