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Dahi Vada

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These Dahi Wadas are fabulous appetizers. These pulse fritters soaked in seasoned curds are favorite appetizers of both the north and South Indians. A much loved party fare, try out these dahi wadas for your next do and let me know if you like them !
Ingredients
  Urad dhal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Raisins 20 , soaked
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Coconut 1 Tablespoon, cut into fine pieces
  Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon, roasted
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon, routed
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Coriander leaves 4
  Curds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tamarind water 1 Tablespoon
  Green chillies 3 , chopped
Directions

Soak the dhal overnight,
Grind it the next morning with half a cup of water.
Add salt, coriander and cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies, raisins, coconut and coriander leaves.
Leave for an hour if possible.
Heat ghee in a frying pan.
Shape the dhal paste into flat cutlets (wadas) on the palm of your band and gently push them into the pan.
When fried they will puff out like pakoras.
Cool the wadas.
Soak in water for about an hour; squeeze out the water by pressing the wadas between your palms.
Put the wadas in beaten curd.
Season with salt and decorate with tamarind dots.
You can make the wadas a day in advance and keep them in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Interest: 
Everyday

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