URAD DAL - 1 CUP
firstly, soak 1 cup urad dal for 5 hours
CHILLI - 1
drain off the water and transfer to the mixi or grinder. also, add 1 chilli and 1 inch ginger.
SMOOTH & FLUFFY
blend to smooth paste adding water as required. try to add a minimal amount of water to prevent the batter from turning watery.
URAD DAL BATTER
transfer the urad dal batter to a large bowl
take ¼ cup soaked (2 hours) moong dal into the blender
blend to smooth paste and transfer to the same bowl of urad dal batter.
SALT - 1 TSP
now add 1 tsp salt and mix well using the whisk
WHISK - 5 MINUTES
prepare a thick batter. if the batter is runny then add a tbsp of rice flour
now wit wet spoon or using hand, drop a spoonful of batter into the hot oil.
FRY - MEDIUM FLAME
keeping the flame on medium, stir occasionally
fry until the vada turns golden brown and crisp
drain off the vada over kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
now in a large bowl take 5 cup hot water.
HING - 1/4 TSP
add ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp hing. mix well making sure it is well combined
now drop the hot fried vada into the water and dip completely
REST - 30 MINUTES
soak for 30 minutes, or until the vada absorbs water
after 30 minutes, squeeze off the water and transfer to plate
CURD - 2 CUP
firstly, take 2 cup curd, 2 tbsp sugar and ½ tsp salt
whisk and mix well making sure everything is well combined
firstly, pour the sweetened curd over the vada.
also pour a generous amount of green chutney and tamarind chutney
CHILLI POWDER - PINCH
sprinkle chilli powder, cumin powder, chaat masala.
top with boondi and coriander.
READY TO EAT
finally, enjoy dahi vada or dahi bhalla chilled.