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South Indian Style Dahi Vada

May 24, 2018







Here's a South Indian style Dahi Vada/Dahi Bhalla and they are bound to be a big hit. Deep fried Urad Dal Vada soaked in buttermilk and served in chilled yogurt to treat your taste buds. Go ahead and try this recipe by Preetha


    For vada
    ½ cup Urad dal
    1tbsp rice
    1 cup Water
    1 tsp chopped ginger
    1 green chili, finely chopped
    Finely chopped curry leaves
    Oil for deep frying
    Thin plain buttermilk to soak vadas
    For curds
    ¼ cup finely ground Coconut
    ½ tsp finely chopped green chilies
    1 ½ cups thick curd
    Pinch of hing water
    Salt to taste
    1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
    For tempering
    2 tsp sesame seed Oil
    1 tsp Mustard seeds
    Few sprigs Curry leaves


• Soak urad along with rice in water for 2.5 hours. Using no/ minimal water, grind to a smooth thick paste along with salt.
• Add ginger, curry leaves, and green chilies and mix well.
• Shape into vadas and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown on all sides.
• Drain on absorbent paper. • Dip in buttermilk and keep aside to soak until soft.
• Whisk curd with ground coconut, green chili, hing, coriander leaves and salt.
• Prepare to temper with oil, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Add to curd and mix well. Add wadas and mix in gently.
• Serve chilled.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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