Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Healthy Dahi Wada!

One of my favorite appetizers! I love sweetened yogurt. And the sweet and spicy flavor with a bit of tang to it. I have experimented this time and instead of frying the wadas, I steamed them! They came out so good and seriously, the taste was the same. I also replaced urad dal with the moong dal as I find urad dal kind of on heavy side in warm weather. Urad dal is strictly for winter as it imparts the much necessary warmth.

Dahi Wadas
Makes about 12


For wadas:
1 cup split moong dal, yellow, soaked in water for about 4 hours
Salt to taste
1 tsp Ginger, shredded
1 Serrano pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp baking soda

For sauce:
3 cups plain yogurt
Sugar to taste
Cayenne pepper, roasted cumin powder and chaat powder to taste
Date and Tamarind sauce

How to:
Grind moong dal with enough water till it resembles pancake better.
Add salt, ginger, baking soda and chopped Serrano, whisk.
Divide the batter into idli moulds and steam for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, add sugar to yogurt and whisk good till sugar dissolves.
Cool down the steamed wadas and place them in a container.
Pour the yogurt on them, followed by the date and tamarind sauce.
Sprinkle with cayenne, cumin and chaat powders.
Serve these wadas chilled.

1 comment:

  1. we also put tamarind chutney on top of it before eating...nice one :)