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Baked – Yellow moong dal dahi/yogurt Vada

Dahi vada

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Traditionally dahi vadas are deep fried dumplings soaked in yogurt but for the healthier option choose baking , this can be served as a snack or chaat.

These are baked lentil dumplings dipped in yogurt and topped with spices. To make it low in calorie I have baked vadas instead of deep fry; Also used yellow moong dal instead of urad dal, which is packed with calcium and proteins. (Though I bake many dishes but to bake vadas the confidence came only after checking post from Vidya @ Traditionally Modern Food).

This appetizer can be served with dates -tamarind chutney or mint chutney.

Makes: 4-5servings
Preparation time: 15mins
Baking time: 30mins

Ingredients:

  • Yellow moong dal-1/3cup
  • Split chickpeas/chana dal-2tbsp
  • Green chilli-2num
  • Ginger-1/2inch
  • Salt- as per tatse
  • Fruit salt-2tsp
  • Carom seeds/ajwain-1tsp

For masala dahi/yogurt:

  • Low fat yogurt-11/2-2cups
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Chat masala-1/2tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder-1tsp
  • Honey-1tsp
  • Garnishing:
  • Chopped coriander- a handful

Procedure:

For vadas:

  • Wash and Soak moong dal over night, drain thoroughly.
  • Combine moong dal, ginger, green chillies and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste adding 1-2tbsp of water if required.
  • Transfer the batter to a bowl; add baking soda, Ajwain. Salt and mix well
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200 deg c , grease lightly muffin trays and set aside.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter to each and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clear by turning half way. (mini muffin tray will do if its big one then just fill half way)

For masala yogurt/dahi:

  • In a bowl beat yogurt, chilli powder, cumin powder, chat masala, salt, honey with few table spoon of water if required.
  • Drop the baked vadas in the yogurt.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve immediately or it can be served chilled as well.

Note:

  • You can deep fry if you don’t wish to bake.
  • If you have green chutney, tamarind chutney handy go ahead and add it.
  • You can use urad dal instead of moong and follow the same procedure.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on July 13, 2014, in Indian, Starters and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Thanks for your pleasing words Chitra:) wow moong dal and chana dal vada sounds awesome, will try soon thanks:)

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  2. I will definitely try to bake these tomorrow. I grow chili peppers and ginger but didn’t have too many ways to cook them. Now I have a new dal recipe, thank you!

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  3. Anything baked from the traditional ways of frying in oil, I am definitely in. And I feel(my feeling) it doesn’t change the taste at all. This looks fabulous Chitra πŸ™‚

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  4. That looks delicious! Love the yogurt part, sounds very yummy and creamy. πŸ™‚

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  5. Excellent recipe Chitra:)

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  6. Wowow that lools healthy again. .

    But I would prefer my vada with sambar. . Yummmy

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  7. Saving this to try! Would you believe I’ve never had Indian food?

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  8. Chithrraaa……this looks heavenly!!!!yum yum

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  9. Wow!! Sounds really yummy and Healthy… Nice!! Loved it..

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  10. Yum πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Your recipes are so unique ❀ Way to go. I bought Coconut Yogurt. Have to try these

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  11. Nice healthy twist. Will try tommorow.

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