Steamed Dahi Vada Recipe

We all are huge fans of Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla Chaat. Traditionally, Dahi Vada is prepared by frying in oil. Soaking fried Dahi Vada in water removes excess oil. Still, if you do not prefer fried Chaat then these Dahi Vadas cooked in steam are specially for you.

हिन्दी में पढिये : Steamed Dahi Vada Recipe

- Ingredients for Steamed Dahi Vada

  • Urad dal - 150 grams
  • Moong dal - 150 grams
  • Ginger - 1 inch long piece(grated)
  • Salt - add to taste or ½ tsp
  • Heeng(asafoetida) - 1 pinch
  • Eno salt - ½ tsp

Ingredients required for Dahi Vada Chaat :

  • Dahi(curd) - 500 grams or 2 ½ cup
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Black salt - ½ tsp
  • Roasted Jeera(cumin) powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
  • Green Dhaniya(coriander) - 2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  • Sweet chutney - ½ cup
  • Green  Dhaniya chutney - ½ cup

- How to make Steamed Dahi Vada Recipe

Clean both Urad dal and Moong dal, wash the two and soak in water for 4 hours. Drain water from dal and put it in a mixer and grind without water to make a coarse paste. Take outthe grounded dal into a bowl.

Apply oil then smoothen the Idli stand. Pour 2 cups or as much water in the cooker such that the first level of the Idli stand is not immersed in it.

Add salt, ginger, Heeng to the grounded dal and beat the mixture. In case you feel that the mixture is thin then you can add Suji(semolina) to it. Now put eno salt to the mix and beat. The mixture for Dahi Vada is prepared.

Take one spoon of the mixture and put it in one level of the Idli stand. Flatten the mixture with wet hands into the shape of Dahi Vada. In this manner, place the structured Dahi Vada mixture in all of the Idli maker’s levels.

Place the Idli stand filled with Dahi Vadas in the cooker and close without placing the cooker’s whistle. Now let the Dahi Vadas cook for 10 minutes in the steam. Turn off the gas. Take out the Idli stand from the cooker, let it cool off then remove the Dahi Vadas and place them o na plate or bowl.

To serve Dahi Vada place 2 Dahi Vadas on a plate Now pour 4 tbsp Dahi, plain salt, black salt, sweet chutney and green Dhaniya chutney. Also sprinkle some red chilli powder, roasted Jeera and Green Dhaniya, your Dahi Vada is now ready to eat.

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  1. 26 February, 2018 03:11:07 AM arun

    Mam xan i use soda instead of eno salt? Please mam reply as soon as possible. Can i make it with only urad dal?