Dahi Vada is popular snack which is made during special occasion and festivals.This tasty snack consists of fried urad daal dumplings dunked into creamy yogurt and its topped with sweet tamarind and green chutney along with spices.
The urad daal dumplings soaks lots of oil during frying . Here is the healthy version of dahi vada , which is baked instead of frying.
You can have this dahi vada guilt free as it contains zero oil.
Baked Dahi Vada
For Tamarind and Jaggery Chutney
For Coriander leaves(Green )Chutney
Tamarind and Jaggery Chutney
Soak Tamarind over night in water in a bowl.
Squeeze the tamarind pulp with your hand in the same bowl.Strain the pulp and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.Add ginger powder,asafoetida,red chilli powder and stir it.
Add the tamarind pulp and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add jaggery and salt as per your taste let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
The pulp will get thicken .Remove from gas. let it cool and store in air tight container.
Grind all the ingredients except salt and lemon.
After grinding squeeze lemon and add salt as per you taste.
Soak the washed urad daal over night or for 4-5 hours.
Pre heat the oven at 180 degree.
Drain and transfer the urad daal to grinder along with green chillies,chopped ginger, asafoetida.Grind it to smooth batter.
Take the ground batter in a bowl and stir the batter briskly for couple of minutes.This process will make the batter light and fluffy.
Add the raisins, chopped cashew, baking soda along with salt in the batter
Pour the batter in greased muffin tin.
Bake the batter for 25 mins at 180 degree.
Take the vada out from the oven and let it cool for 10 mins.
Im a bowl take hot water , add vada in them and let them soak for 15 mins.
Press each vada between your palm to remove excess water.
Whisk curd and add honey and salt .Pour the mixed curd over vada and to with green and tamarind chutney and sprinkle red chilli powder ,black salt and jeera powder. Ready to serve
Vada once baked will be little hard on top , once they are soaked in the water for 15 mins it becomes soft.