How to Make Delicious Dahi Vada (Yoghurt Lentil Fritter) in Just One Hour

Total Time: 60 minutes
Serving size: 15 (2 vadas per servings)

Dahi vada is a delicious traditional Nepali dish that can be made easily with minimum ingredients. It is one of the most popular snacks in Nepal, and perfect for any occasion. This recipe requires just one hour to make, and will yield 30 baras that are sure to wow your family and friends. With yogurt, tamarind chutney, and various spices, this dish is sure to have a unique flavor and texture. Keep reading to learn how to make the perfect dahi vada!
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Ingredients:- 3/4 cup washed moong ko dal- 1/4 cup washed mas ko dal- Cooking oil for frying- 1 and a half cups of yogurt- 1 teaspoon salt- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed powder (roasted)- 3 tablespoons tamarind chutney (imli ko achar)- 1 cup bhujiya


1. Mix both the moong and maas dal and wash several times until the water is clear. Soak the dal in 4 cups of water for at least 6 hours.2. Drain the water and blend it into a very creamy paste, and add salt and red chili powder as desired. Whip the batter for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.3. In your right palm, take some batter and form a round ball with a hole in the center to make baras.4. Heat up a flat frying pan with no more than 1/2 inch of oil, then dip one tablespoon of batter into the oil (the batter should not be covered by oil). Fry the bara until golden brown.5. Place all the cooked bara in lukewarm water and soak for 20 minutes, then squeeze out any excess water without breaking them.6. Take two cups of yogurt and smooth it using a spoon, then add one cup of water to make it more smooth. Add salt to taste.7. Soak all the bara in the yogurt batter for 20 minutes.8. Place the baras in a serving dish, then pour some extra yogurt over them before serving.9. Sprinkle salt, roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, and bhujiya on top.10. Drizzle tamarind chutney as the finishing touch!
Dahi bara is an easy yet delicious Nepali dish that you can make in just one hour with minimum ingredients! With its unique flavor and texture, it is the perfect snack for any occasion. Try out this recipe to make the perfect dahi vada that your family and friends will enjoy!


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