Dahi Vade with Total Greek Yoghurt

Everyone has their signature dishes and one of mine is Dahi Vade. It is a classic North Indian accompaniment which you will definitely find at all events. I have not met a single person till now who has not liked Dahi Vade. They are basically fritters made with urad daal (lentils) and served with a lot of curd. They act as cooling agents and when served with the classic Indian toppings, they make a very good and filling dish on their own.

If making from scratch, you can soak urad daal overnight and then grind it to make a coarse paste. However, these days everything is available in the market making things easier when you have little time to prepare. Gits is a very popular brand which has the dahi vada mix already prepared. You just need to soak it in water as prescribed and make fritters.

Gits Dahi Vada mix

Ingredients

1 GITS Dahi Vada pack

1 cup Total Greek Yoghurt

Tamarind chutney

Salt

Black salt

Red chilli powder

Roasted cumin powder

Oil for frying

Ready to serve Dahi Vade

Soak GITS Dahi Vada mix with water as mentioned on pack to get a thick batter. Drop spoonfuls of the batter in hot oil. Once the fritters are golden brown, drain them on paper. Soak them in plain tap water for 10 mins till soft. Squeeze out the water gently without breaking the vada.

Add a little water and a pinch of salt to Total Greek Yoghurt to make it thin. Soak the vade in it for 2-3 mins so they absorb the yoghurt and puff up. Line them in a container or a plate. Once all the vade are prepared, coat them with the remaining yoghurt evenly.

Decorate with tamarind chutney and garnish with salt, black salt, red chilli powder and cumin powder before serving.

Prepared vade can be stored in air tight container in the fridge for upto 15 days.

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3 Responses

  1. please tell me how to prepare greek yoghurt or is it available in the market?

  2. Greek yogurt is thick yogurt. You can prepare normal yogurt and hang it in a muslin cloth till the water drains out. This will give you greek yogurt.

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