Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dahi vada / Mosaru vade / Perugu vadalu

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Dahi/perugu vada is one of the famous South Indian snack which is served along with lunch in any function,marriage and festival.I love the combination of this cool dahi vada which complements well with a full fledged spicy meal and it can be even served as a evening snack.When I generally make vada's for breakfast I prepare one extra batch to make dahi vada's which are generally savored later in the day.This will be a wonderful food in summer's as we do not like eating hot and spicy food in that hot weather.Even though it is deep fried,as it is soaked in dahi it will be a perfect soothing snack on those hot days.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup grated carrot
2-3 tbsp chopped coriander
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder

To make Vada's:

1 Cup whole Urad dal(white)
1 tbsp finely chopped coconut pieces
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp slightly crushed pepper(optional)
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves
salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

For making Curd/dahi mixture:

3-4 cups curd/yogurt(preferably one day old)
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste

For Tadka:

1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
3 red chillies,broken
5-6 curry leaves
a pinch of hing


Method:
  • Soak urad dal overnight or atleast for 1 hr.Use the round white variety urad dal for this.
  • Strain the soaked urad dal and grind it to a fluffy mixture in the grinder(even a mixie also does the same job,but in grinder you get more fluffy batter which is apt for making vada's).Add water only if needed,do not add much water while grinding this.Try to beat this mixture with hands for two mins continuously which helps in yielding fluffier vada's.
  • Now add chopped coconut pieces,green chillies,ginger,coriander leaves,curry leaves,jeera,crushed pepper,salt to it and mix well.
  • Whisk yogurt with salt properly.Add grate ginger and green chilli paste to it and mix well.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a small tadka pan and crackle mustard seeds and add urad dal,broken red chillies,curry leaves and fry for a minute and add hing and remove it from the stove.Add the tadka to the beaten curd mixture and reserve some for the garnish.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai on medium heat and mean while grease your left palm(or wet your hands) and place little vada mixture and flatten it and make a hole in it and slowly transfer to the right hand and slip it to the hot oil carefully.(You can do this with right hand if you are expertized in it or you can even try patting it on a greased banana leaf or greased milk cover)
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining mixture.Drop 4-5 at a time,do not drop in more or else they will stick to each other.
  • Let them fry on medium flame until crisp and deep golden brown in color on both sides and drop them into the curd mixture and let it soak in it for 30-45 mins .Check for detailed pics for Vade here.
  • Now remove the soaked vada's and arrange them on a plate and pour over the left over curd mixture and sprinkle red chilli powder and roasted jeera powder all over the vada's.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and grated carrot.
  • Chill them and serve.BoldNote:
  • You can make vada's just out of urad dal mixture (mixed with salt) by avoiding adding all the ingredients under the "To make vada's" section.I generally make vada's for breakfast and I use the same vada's for the perugu vada also.There is no difference except that it will be slightly spicy when u bite into green chillies.So try to adjust the green chillies according to your taste.
  • It can be refrigerated upto next day but will slightly turn soar.
Check my earlier version for Medu Vada/Uddine Vade here.

63 comments:

SE(Denufood) said...

hi prathibha...these are looking so delicious...and great clik

Soma Pradhan said...

Dahi Wada looking Yummy

San!!! said...

Could not take my eyes from the pics.So elegant n attractive.

sowmya.s said...

lovely presentation...looks delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice decorated prathiba...lovely pic and looks very delicious...

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yummy looking dahi vadas. Great clicks!

Nandini said...

Hmmm.. Lovely snack to gobble. Gorgeous Presentation!

Anncoo said...

Souds good and I like the colour of this dish.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

WOWWW what a beautiful presentation..I love this dish.Wonderful click!!!

Suparna said...

Hi pratibha,
I love dahi vada...it's an all time fav.it's heavenly tasting!
ur presentation is superb!
nice click!

Vrinda said...

Thses r my fav dear...making me hungry,too good and really tempting click...

Ramya Bala said...

wow..this is my fav..looks super yummy...

Raje said...

Dahi vada looks so yummy. Great presentation

Gulmohar said...

Awesome....very tempting clicks...:-)

Kanchan said...

Dahi vada garnish with carrots .. nice :)

Chitra said...

My all time fav..looks mouthwatering.Awesome presentation :)

kamala said...

Nice presentation looks yummy

Nostalgia said...

Love the way you have framed your picture. The dish and the picture all of it looks PERFECT!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi Prathiba... New here...
WOt a gorgeous post... Loved the way you have presented it!!!

WIll follow you from now.. Glad I came across this lovely space..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

This is my all time favorite Prathy, beautifully presented!!!

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Padma said...

WOW!!! Such a lovely presentation.... looks yummy and very tempting :)

Vidya Rao said...

Oh simply soooper...love this...

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow very beautiful pic. s Dahi vada looks so tempting .....

Nithya said...

Wow.. this is brilliant.. Absolutely tempting. I love dahi vada and your pics are absolutely drool worthy.. :) lovely decoration..

Akal's Saappadu said...

they look absolutely delightful, I love thayir vadais (dahi vada)!!!

Sireesha said...

Looks Eye catching and suppppppper Duppppper...

Madhu said...

Very beautiful presentation.. Love vadas..

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh wow!!! excellent presentation ...
Yummy !!!

chakhlere said...

wow!! what a amazing presentation Lovely click Pratibha!!

Priya said...

Cant take my eyes from the plate, yumm!

Ashwini said...

what a colorful presentation.. i am tempted to grab one!!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow please pass me this plate please, looks so lovely....

Sree vidya said...

Yummy dahi vada and a great presentation

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Dahi vada looks very tempting n yummy...just wanna grab tht plate! Xllnt click!

Sanghi said...

MMM.. looks yum.. tempting colourful clicks!!

Sanghi said...

MMM.. looks yum.. tempting colourful clicks!!

Supriya said...

The presentation looks beautiful n artistic. You sure have lot of patience:)

Sush said...

oh!! my my.., I cant stop drooling.. perfect dahi vadas Prathibha

phanitha said...

I love dahi vadas...pictures look lovely really colorful..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Drool worthy pictures of dahi vada,colourful presentation dear :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

My favourite...looks yummy....feel like indulging right now....love the colorful presentation given to it...

Renu said...

very nice presentation.....I am drooling over the pictures

Sharmila said...

That plate looks wonderful Pratibha! The carrots make it all the more beautiful. :-)

Valarmathi said...

My favourite one, looks yummy and colorful presentation.

Tina said...

Nice presentation and looks yummy and pretty.

jayasree said...

Gorgeous presentation.....Looks so colorful.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Awesome click and presentation!

Spice said...

Click is so tempting....i'm sure they delicious too.....

Ankita said...

Wow suck a colorful pics.I love these.Can grab one anytime.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my all time fav. Looks so good. U have presented it so good. YUM!

Kalaivani said...

Wow...what a colorful vada...makes me to drool.....

Preety said...

your dahi vadas looks so mouthwatering..my mom use to make these especially in holi..never tried it myself at home..

Yasmeen said...

Looks so pretty,wish I could gobble a few :D

K said...

Nice presentation Pratibha. You are tempting me to make them:)

Shri said...

Looks yummy, Prathibha

my kitchen said...

Couldn't take my eyes from vada,excellent

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

those vadas cannot look any better.. awesome

Vani said...

Looks so colorful and pretty, P!

saranyas said...

Wow the Dahi vadas look colorful !
Saranya

Aparna said...

Looks lovely. This really is perfect for our hot summers.

Joe said...

Looks fabulous !!! Delicious food

Victoria said...

super yummy vada.. I love this anytime

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