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Dahi Valla

 Dahi Valla

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 30


Serves 3

  • 1 cup Split black gram Lentils (Urad ki dhuli dal or split black gram without skin)

  • 2tablespoon Moong Dal (Split yellow lentils) 1 teaspoon Yogurt (optional) 1 tablespoon Ginger paste 1 small Green chili, finely chopped 1.5 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds 1/8 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1/2 teaspoon Coriander seeds (crushed into half) 1/2 teaspoon Coarsely crushed Black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder Black salt to taste 1 teaspoon Eno (fruit Salt) 1 Oil for greasing 1 kg Thick yogurt 1 teaspoon Sugar (optional) 1 cup Green Chutney 1 cup Tamarind Chutney Salt to taste 1 tspRoasted cumin seeds 1 Dried or Fresh Mint Leaves 1Red chili powder 1Chaat Masala


  • 01

    Rinse urad dal thoroughly with water. Also, wash moong dal. Drain out excess water from them. Soak both the lentils separately in water for 2 hours. After that, Remove the excess water and grind both the lentils separately into fine paste. Don’t add too much of water or don’t keep the paste too dry.

  • 02

    Grease microwave safe idli moulds with some oil for making dahi vada. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom dish of idli maker.

  • 03

    Add moong dal paste and salt into urad dal paste. Mix everything really well. The lentil batter should have thick consistency. After mixing the lentils together, add eno fruit salt into the batter. Mix it in the batter as well. Don’t whisk the batter too much. Once the batter turns fluffy, stop mixing. Dahi vada batter is now ready.

  • 04

    Pour 1 tsp of dahi vada batter into each greased moulds. Spread it evenly. Now place 6-7 pieces of cashews on the batter in each mould followed by 5-6 chironji, 3-4 pieces of black pepper, 3-4 ginger pieces and 2 raisins.

  • 05

    Now again pour 1 tsp of lentil batter on the stuffing and cover it completely. Similarly, fill the remaining moulds. To steam the dahi vadas, place both the moulds on the dish filled with water and set it nicely.

  • 06

    Cover the idli maker with the lid. Place it inside the microwave and steam it for 3 minutes on highest temperature. Check later. After 3 minutes, take the stand out from the microwave. Dahi vadas are still uncooked and sticky. Place it back inside the microwave and steam it for 1.5 minutes on highest temperature.

  • 07

    Take 3-4 cups lukewarm water in a big bowl. Water should be enough to drench the vadas completely into it. Add ½ tsp salt along with a pinch of asafoetida into the water. Mix it really well.

  • 08

    Rotate a knife around the edges of the moulds and take the vadas out. Drop it into the lukewarm water. Similarly, separate out the remaining vadas and drop them into the water. Leave the vadas immersed in water for 15 minutes.

  • 09

    After 15 minutes, dahi vadas have turned soft. Now lift a vada and press it gently between the palms and squeeze out excess water from it. Place it on a plate. Similarly, take out the remaining soaked dahi vadas.

  • 10

    Take 2 cups of curd and whisk it until it turns out smooth in texture. Now add 1 tsp of sugar into it followed by less than ½ tsp black salt and pomegranate. Mix everything really well until the sugar dissolves completely. Curd for serving dahi vadas is now ready.

  • 11

    Then serve it according to ur wish



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