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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Doi Boda/ Dahi Vada/ Dahi Bhalla- A very famous North Indian Chaat

   
This post goes to my dear friend Pari's 'Only Chaat Event at Foodelicious'     

                                                                                                                                 
Serves: 6-8, Preparation time: 30 minutes


Ingredients:
For Vadas/ Bhalla
2 cups Urad dal
10-12 Cashews
1 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)
2 Green chillies (finely chopped)
Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


For Curd/ Dahi
3-4 cups Curd (fresh)
1-2 tsp Jeera powder (fresh roasted and then powdered)
Red chilly powder as per your taste
1 tsp Sugar


Method:
Wash and Soak Urad Dal in a large bowl overnight.Grind it into smooth paste. Add salt and further grind it into smooth paste. While grinding you may add little water. Do remember that vada batter should not be much watery & be a little coarse.
Then add chopped ginger, broken cashews, hing, finely chopped green chilies and mix well with a spoon .


                                                                                
Heat oil on a medium flame for deep frying the vadas. With the help of spoon or with your hand whichever is convenient drop the batter into the hot oil. After that be patient by not putting more than 4-5 vadas at one go in the hot oil or the vadas may stick close to each other. Boil salted water in another burner. And once your first batch of vadas turn golden brown take them out and dip them into the salted water. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining water and simultaneously squeeze out the extra water from the fried vadas which were dipped in water earlier. Try not to disturb the round shapes of the vadas while squeezing.


                                                                        

Mix curd with salt, black salt , red chili powder, sugar and jeera powder. Add a little bit of water to make it smoother and thinner.


                                                                              
In a serving tray pour curd mixture and arrange the number of vadas that you want to serve. In case you want to increase the no. of vadas pour curd into them after you have selected the vadas. Now pour tamarind and green chutney into them . Sprinkle chat masala, jeera powder, red chili powder ,black salt and green chutney . Decorate the upper layer with chopped coriander and sev over them. Keep this serving tray in the refrigerator for som time. This tastes best when served cold. 

Imli Chutney
Ingredients:
200gms tarmarind
300 gms of Jaggery or Sugar
1 tsp of salt.
1 tsp of Red Chili Powder
2 tsp of roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of Hing
1/4 tsp of Saunth ( Dry Ginger) 


Method:
Soak Tarmarind for 1/2 hour in water. Mix and stain it. Now mix sugar, salt red chili , saufh powder with tarmarind water. Heat this jaggery water on medium flame. Boil it and chutney should become semi thick. Turn off the flame and add roasted jeera and black pepper into it. Wait till it cools down. This chutney can be stored in fridge and be consumed for many days.


                                                                                                      
Green Chutney

Ingredients:
1/2 Bunch of Coriander leavs
1/2 Bunch of Pudina leavs
4-5 Green chillies
1 tea spoon of lemon juice
Salt to taste

Method:
Wash & chop Coriander and Pudina leavs. Put all the contents in a mixture and make a fine paste. Keep aside.


                                                                                   

53 comments:

  1. Slurp, feel like grabbing and finishing that whole plate..truly irresistible chaat..

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  2. oh!tempting n delicious dhai vada..

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  3. Winter is the perfect time to indulge in dahi vada. Looks yumm.You can send it to Only Chaat hosted by me.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. Droolz! It's very tempting! Groovy for wintry evenings!

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  5. hi deepa, very appetizing dahi vada....gonna try this soon....

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  6. very inviting chaat! looks so delicious !

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  7. I just swallowed in my saliva dear! Such a tempting dish...never had this before, pass me some dear!!! :D

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  8. very recntly i tasted this in my friend's place. Have to try this soon. Yours turned out very perfect

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  9. absolutey delicious.. my all time fav..

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  10. Its been ages, I had dahi vadas. This post is inspiring me to make some :)

    US Masala

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  11. Wow.. I wish i could eat them right now..
    lovely post :)

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  12. Dahi vada looks delicious and awesome Deepa

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  13. Looks very yummy..dahi vada is my abs favourite!Yours look soft like snowballs :)

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  14. tempting and mouthwatering dahi vada

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  15. inviting chaat....just want to grab the bowl!!Yummy!!

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  16. Yummy chat,looks so tempting and mouthwatering.

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  17. looks so delicious!! very nice.

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  18. The vadas look so magnificent....I'm drooling!

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  19. I have had this once at my friends' place and totally loved it..I have bookmarked this recipe to try! Thanks for sharing, Deepa.. and lovely pics..

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  20. wow great recipe dear....thinking of old days on mumbai street......
    Biny

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  21. Awesome looking dahi vadas... feel like grabbing some from there!

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  22. IRRESISTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep up the good wrk dear :)

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    http://love2cook-msia.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-birthday-gift-award.html

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  24. Feeling hungry after seeing this !!yummy!!

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  25. This looks so very tempting..the mint and imli chutney is making my mouth water

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  26. One my fav..reminds me of collage days deepa..i use to have this often in my collage canteen..those looks tempting..feel like grabbing them.

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  27. tempting pic Deepa ... looks yummy dear

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  28. Doi boda dekhe to r thakte parchhina kenona ami bhishon bhalobashi. Khub sundor baniyechho. Bhabchhi tomar barite chole ashi r jomiye boshe khai. Durdanto hoyechhe. Wonderful presentation.

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  29. amar Maa er eta fav ar ami gelei make banie khaoyai...amar bhalo lage borata. bheje nie bose bose otai khai.
    acho kamon? darun darun ranna korcho to ajkal.

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  30. Dahi wada looks really wonderful and tasty deepa.They look delicious with the garnish and chutneys.

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  31. Dahi wadas look so tempting... Wish to have some :-)

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  32. Hey Deepa, pass me some looks so good..from last week I'm thinking to make some & just not getting any time...

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  33. Wow,looks very very tempting,i am craving for some now !!

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  34. I simplyyyy loveeee this Chat , way way muc , too muc infact!!!
    And thannnk for the recipe!!
    that tutti frutti cake looks v invitn too, perfect with a cuppa or chai!

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  35. Delicious....I am becoming quite a chaat fan....:)

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  36. DAhi vada ekdom perfect hoyeche..amar ekhane ekhon brishti hochche, ichche korche tomar plate ta tule niye asi, eto darun dekhte hoyeche, with 2 chutneys...yumm yumm

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  37. sorry, forgot to mention, Collect one award from my blog..........

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  38. Looks so yummy truly makes me hungry ....

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  39. Thanks each of you for your wonderful comments..

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  40. this looks super delicious.. first snap is too tempting..

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  41. I esp. like that you have used cashews here. I use cashews and raisins but not all the time. My MIL makes the gujia with coconut, nuts and raisins. a droolworth vada.

    (The pictures of the tandoori chicken is amazing.

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  42. Ki shundor dekhte hoye che. Aami erom kore banayi, I like it sweet and use raisins, cashews and notice that you have added hing which I dont. Next time aamio add korbo. Khub bhalo.

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