Dahi Vada or Dahi Bharre is popular evening snacks. Its sweet tangy and melt in mouth texture. Dahi vada is southi-ndian delicacy while dahi bharre are north Indian delicacy.Dahi means curd and vada /bharre are fried split black gram lentils.
So lets start making dahi vadas or dahi bharre
- Split black gram 1 cup.
- Thick curd ¼ litre.
- Sugar 2 tbsp
- Few chopped nuts.
- Coriander and mint chutney.
- Tamarind chutney.
- A pinch each of chaat masala, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder.
- Oil for frying.
Wash and soak split gram dal in water for about 2 hours. After 2 hours grind in to paste let it rest in fridge for 1 hour. Once out from fridge add in salt and beat till light and fluffy.
Now take clean cloth or plastic and wet it slightly add in the ground batter and spread gently fill in the nuts and drop it in hot oil.
Remove from heat when they are golden brown and add in lukewarm water.
After an hour squeeze the extra water and arrange in serving dish.
Beat curd with sugar and spread it above vada.
Next decorate with tamarind chutney and coriander and mint chutney.
Finally add a pinch each of chili powder, chaat masala and roasted cumin powder. Serve chilled.
For tamarind chutney take 1/2 cup tamarind pulp dilute it add in few chopped dates,1/2 cup jaggery and few raisins.Bring it to boil. Then add in salt,chili powder, fennel powder and chaat masala. Boil till the chutney is thick. store in airtight container. This can stay in fridge for 4-5 months.
For coriander mint chutney take handful both of washed coriander and mint along with 2 green chilies in blender. blend it to a smooth paste. transfer to a bowl and add in salt and 2 tbsp lemon juice.