Curd Vada/ Thayir Vadai

Dahi vada / Thayir vada is the dumplings of fried urad dal (medu vada) soaked in spiced curd. It is a special delicacy from North India and is prepared in most of the special occasions. It can be eaten as a snack or as a full meal. It is simple easy to follow the preparations
Ingredients for making Urad dal  Vada:
  1. Urad dal- 1 1/2 cup
  2. Ginger thinly chopped- 1 tsp
  3. Green chilly-1 nos
  4. Hing / Asafoetida-a pinch
  5. Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
  6. Salt-to taste
  7. Curry leaves chopped-1 tbsp
  8. Coriander leaves chopped thinly-1 tbsp
  • Wash and soak urad dal in water for for at least four hours.
  • Drain it and grind it by adding green chilly and ginger chopped.
  • Grind in to a coarse paste by adding only one or two tablespoon of water.
  • Mix it with hing, coriander leaves and curry leaves chopped.
  • Add only enough salt in to it and mix well for 2 minutes. (to remove air bubbles in it)
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Wet your hand with water.
  • Take a bowl of grinding paste and make a hole in it's centre by pressing with your thumb finger.
  • Quickly add it in to the hot oil.
  • Add all the vada's in this way by applying water on your hand in each step.
  • Fry it in low flame (if the flame is high; the inner part didn't get cooked well.) until nice golden in color.
  • Drain in to paper towels.
  • For detailed picture and description of medu vada; Click Here: MeduVada/ Uzhunn Vadai

Ingredients For Dahi Vada:
  1. Methu vada/Urad Dal Vada- 10 nos
  2. Curd / yogurt -1 ½ cup
  3. Milk- 1/4 cup
  4. Coriander leaves chopped-1 tbsp
  5. Red chilly powder- 1/4 tsp
  6. Chaat masala- 1/4 tsp
  7. Salt-to taste
For Seasoning:
  1. Oil- 1 ½ tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  3. Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  4. Dry red chilly -1 or 2
  5. Curry leaves-1 spring
  6. Hing/ asafoetida-  a pinch
  • In a large bowl; mix two cups (or more) of water with enough salt.
  • Add the prepared vadas in to it. Soak it for a minute.
  • Take it out and squeeze it well to remove the water in it.
  • Add theses vada’s in to a plate.
  • Beat the curd and milk well by adding little salt in it.
  • Pour it on top of the vada’s evenly.
  • Now do the seasoning.
  • Heat a pan with oil; splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Add dry red chilly and curry leaves.
  • Add hing and switch off the flame.
  • Pour this seasoning over the curd.
  • Sprinkle chilly powder, chaat masala and coriander leaves.
  • Note: You can also add green chutney and sweet chutney to this for an extra taste.Also use pomegranate seeds or sev to decorate.
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