October 2, 2006

Dahi Vada

Methu vada made with Urad Dal soaked in thick yogurt with seasoning.

We would need 1 cup Urad dal, 1/2 tsp mustard & jeera, 2 whole red chillis, 1 green chills chopped, 4 curry leaves, 1/4 tsp minced ginger, pinch of red chilli powder, cumin & coriander pwd, Asafodita (hing),2 Tbs of Cilantro/Coriander leaves to garnish. 3 cups of yogurt. Oil to fry. Salt to taste.

Soak the urad dal in water for 5 hrs or overnight. Wash & drain the water. Grind it to a thick paste with some salt. In a pan heat the oil. When the oil is warm,on a wet cloth place little dough and make round balls with a hole in the center. Put it in the oil and fry till golden brown.

In a blender, blend the yogurt to a thick consistency. Add water if necessary. Soak the Fried vada for an hour.

In a small pan, put 3 tsp of oil and put the mustard & jeera, whole red chillis. When it splutters add chopped green chills, curry leaves, minced ginger, Asafodita (hing). Add this to the soaked vada in yogurt. Garnish with cilantro & sprinkle it witha pinch of red chilli, cumin & coriander powder. Serve it cold.