Dahi Wada | Madhuri Mahajan
Dahi wada is such a simple yet tempting, mouth watering snack that can be made with some simple ingredients easily available in your kitchen. Dahi Wada is North Indian in origin and can just as easily be a main dish on a hot day as it can be the perfect accompaniment to other meat or vegetable dishes on a special occasion. You can also eat it as a snack! While it looks tricky to make, it isn't and the effort you put into preparing it will be worth the delicious result.
- 250 grams Split black gram
- Salt as per taste
- 500 ml yogurt (curd)
- Sugar as per taste
- 4-5 Green chilly
- Powdered red chilly
- Cumin powder
- Ginger garlic paste
- 1 Handful chopped coriander leaves
- Chopped Onions (Optional for garnish)
Method of Preparation:
For making Wadas:
- Firstly, soak split black gram for 4-5 hours. After that drain the water and transfer it to the mixture/grinder. Add 1/2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste, 4-5 green chilly and salt as per taste and little amount of water for thick, smooth, fine textured batter.
- Transfer the batter into a large bowl.
- Add a pinch of baking soda/cooking soda into the batter to make the wada soft and spongy and mix it well.
- Add put the fry pan on medium heat and add the oil to deep fry the wada.
- Now wet your hands with water so that the batter won't stick to your hands and start making your desired sized wada and drop them carefully in hot oil one by one.
- Keep the flame in lower to medium, stir occasionally.
- Fry the wadas till they turn golden brown.
- Transfer the fried wadas on the kitchen towel to absorb oil. Immediately, dip the wadas into water.
- Soak for 5 minutes and allow the wadas to absorb water.
For making dahi:
Take 500 ml punjabi dahi/curd in a bowl, add some salt and sugar according to taste, add water and stir well to make it smooth. Add water according to your desired consistency.
- Squeeze off the water by pressing wada carefully between your palm.
- Place 3-4 squeezed Wadas on the serving plate.
- Sprinkle pinch of red chilly powder and cumin powder.
- Finally serve dahi wada garnished with few fresh coriander leaves.