Dahi Vada / Thayir Vada | Lentil Fritters in Yoghurt
Dahi Vada / Thayir Vada is a very popular cold snack in India. It can be served as a side with the main meal or it can be served as a ‘chaat’ item. It may differ slightly from region to region, and again from home to home. Dahi Vada is also known as:
- Dahi Bhalla in Punjabi and Urdu
- Thayir Vadai in Tamil , Thayir Vada in Malayalam
- Mosaru Vade in Kannada
- Dahi Bara in Oriya
- Doi Bora in Bengali
- Perugu vada in telugu
Skinned Black Gram Dal is soaked to make the fritters. These can be shaped like donughts or just plain balls. The fried fritters are indeed a snack on their own. For this chaat version, the fried fritters get soaked in water or dilute buttermilk, to soften before pouring the seasoned, whipped yoghurt and all the toppings over it.
Especially in hot weather this cold chaat is very refreshing and satisfying. It is also a great item to include during the month of Ramadan, which is approaching soon. Check out the video below.
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Recipe Name: Dahi Vada / Thayir Vada | Lentil Fritters in Yoghurt
Recipe Type: Snacks, Sides, Vegetarian
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Soaking time: 3-4 hours
Yield: ( 6-8 servings)
Lentil Fritters are fried till crisp.. then soaked and softened. These are then added to the seasoned chilled, whipped yoghurt and garnished as desired. Very refreshing!
Key Ingredients: Urud dal, Yoghurt, Spices, Green Chilli, Coriander, Oil, Salt, Sugar, Milk, Aasafoetida, Boondi.
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