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Soothing Chatpata Chaat: Dahi Vada

A refreshing chaat, where crispy vadas are dunked in flavoured curd and garnished with all the usual chaat garnishing is the ideal snack for 4 pm pangs! Let’s see how to make it.

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Dahi Vada

Soothing Chatpata Chaat: Dahi Vada
  • Green chillies roughly chopped (2 tsp)
  • Ginger roughly chopped (2 tsp)
  • Salt (as per the taste )
  • Curd whisked (1 1/2 cup)
  • Powdered sugar (1 1/2 tbsp)
  • Red chilli powder (2 tsp)
  • Cumin seeds powder (Jeera) (2 tsp)
  • Coriander finely chopped (1 tbsp)
  • Date & tamarind condiment (khajur imli chutney) (2 tbsp)
  • Split black gram (urad dal) soaked for 2 hours and drained (1/2 cup)
  • Blend dal, salt, ginger and green chillies to a smooth paste. You will need approximately ¼ cup of water.
  • Now heat oil in a kadhai and add 3-4 spoonful of batter to it. Deep-fry not more than 3–4 vadas at a time. When they are golden brown in colour, drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • Next, mix sugar with curd in a bowl and set aside.
  • Once the vadas are cool to touch, soak them in a deep bowl for 15 mins.
  • After 15 mins, squeeze out the extra moisture and flatten the vadas between your palms lightly.
  • Arrange 2–3 vadas (depending on size) on a serving plate and top them with half of the curd mix.
  • Time to add the zing! Now even top the vadas with a pinch of red chilli powder, 1 tbsp khajur imli chutney, a little cumin powder and if you like, black salt.
  • Garnish with sev and serve immediately.