This is a great way to
make dahi bhallas /dahi vadas without the hassle of soaking udad dal and
grinding etc, just make some yummy vadas with your favourite fillings like
potatoes, some greens, or even veggies, spices, dip in batter and deep fry or shallow fry.
This amazing recipe was shared
by a dear foodie friend Shefali Barot in one of the food groups. Sometime the
most delicious dishes comes out of the most simplest ways and ingredients.
I have to fully agree
this is one scrumptious way to have my favourite dahi vadas , and the best part
is the vadas are good and tasty just
plain too ..but I love to save some for my daahi vadas.
By adding lots of greens
like spinach leaves ( paalak ), a small bunch of methi leaves finely chopped,
some coriander leaves and some mint leaves. I use some mashed potatoes just to
bind it all together so the use of potatoes was minimal, a great way of having
dahi vadas or even a spicy green vadas. You can use your favorite veggies too.
You can either deep fry
or shallow fry or even try them in the famed appe pan/Paniyaram pan to be
totally rid of the excess calories consumed by deep frying.
Surely kids will love it , can be done fast , as all ingredients are simple
easily available in the kitchen . No need to soak and grind udad dal so you can
be ready for a party treat under 30
Keep the yummy crunchy vadas ready , fried or shallow fried
, assemble just before serving keeping all the garnishing s ready .
1 cup finely chopped spinach ( paalak )
1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves together.
1/2 cup finely chopped fenugreek leaves ( methi greens )
3 cooked ,mashed potatoes. 1 tbsp finely chopped chillies
1 tbsp ginger paste. ( add garlic paste if you like )
salt as required.
Pinch of chaat powder
Pinch of asafoetida powder.
3 tbsp corn flour to bind all the ingredients together.
For the batter
1 cup besan / chick pea four
1 tbsp rice flour or corn flour
A small pinch of soda
pnch of salt.
Pinch of red chilli powder.
Oil for deep frying.
1-2 cups thick fresh yogurt whisked.
1/2 cup green chutney
1/2 cup sweet chutney
Roasted powdered cumin powder
Red chilli powder
Chaat masala powder
1/2 cup fine sev
chopped coriander leaves.
Wash and clean all the greens, finely chop and mix all ingredients mentioned above for the vada under ingredients, to a smooth ball or a slightly flattened patty.
Keep the oil to heat well.
Prepare the batter with ingredients mentioned, should be little thick.
When the oil is hot, dip each prepared vada ball into the batte r, coat well thickly and slide into hot oil, cook well on all side by turning over.
Remove when vadas are done crispy and golden.
Drain well on paper towels.
Keep these fried vadas aside and assemble only when serving or else they will turn soggy.
How to assemble.
In a bowl keep some slightly hot water.
Dip each vada for few seconds and remove.
Keep vadas on individual serving bowls.
Pour thick fresh yogurt. Sprinkle roasted powdered cumin powder, chaat powder if you like, some red chili powder.
Add other chutneys one by one, sprinkle sev, garnish with coriander leaves.