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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dahi Vada (Microwaved version ;No Oil )

Dahi vada(Yogurt vadas),is a delicious snack with the crisp vadas soaked in dahi or yogurt and very yum during summers when served chilled.Though the original recipe calls for crisp fried vadas fried in oil but this one is for the 'Fried to Fav 'series.This month's theme was baked or steamed dahi vadas but I rather tried a very easy version of this using microwave.I would like to thank Nupur @ UK Rasoi for this yummy challenge.They were absolutely soft and delicious but the only lacking part was the outer crisp part but I think that can be solved by microwaving it to another minute or so but then I was a bit apprehensive as sometime it may turn hard.So I didn't want to lose the soft texture of vadas.Apart from the crisp part everything else tastes similar to the fried vadas.If you wish to cut off your extra oil from your recipe,then this will surely solve the problem..:-) We just loved it with sweet tamarind chutney topping,Do try it at home!!


Ingredients
for vadas
split moong dal 1/2 cup
green chillies 2
salt
baking soda a pinch(optional)
for topping
yogurt 2 cups
buttermilk or thin yogurt 11/2  cup
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp
chat masala 1/2 tsp
drizzle of salt
sweet tamarind chutney 2 tsp


Method
- Wash and soak the moong dal for 4-5 hours or soak it in very hot water for 1 hour.Grind the dal with very little water ,green chillies and salt to a smooth paste.Keep whisking the batter 3-4 times in a circular motion to make it light & fluffy.Then,add the pinch of baking soda to the batter.
- Apply oil in the ramekin or spray with oil.Then pour around 1 tbsp of batter in it and microwave on high for 1 minute.(You can see in the image the vadas leave the sides of ramekin or insert a tooth pick to see it comes out clean)



-Let it cool for another minute and remove from ramekin.
-Repeat the same step till you finish making all vadas.
-Then take the thin yogurt or buttermilk in a bowl ,add salt and put all the vadas in it.
-Let it remain soaked for another 25-30 minutes.
-In another bowl,place the vadas & pour the thick yogurt on top of it.
-Add the chilly powder,cumin powder,chat masala and a drizzle of salt.
-Pour the sweet tamarind chutney on top.
-Serve it chilled or JLT !!


Servings~ 5 vadas

NOTES
* You can pour the batter in a large pan and microwave accordingly.Then cut and make the shape of vadas or squares.
* Adding baking soda gives the extra softness and so helps in easy soaking of vadas.
* You can use urad dal too in place of moong dal.


Linking this to Fried To Fav event hosted by Nupur @ UK Rasoi ,Only Microwave Recipes hosted by Pari @ foodelicious

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Sending this to Street Food Of India event hosted by Rosh @ Chef Al Dente

56 comments:

Jagruti said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and tasty...inviting pics

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Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting version of Dahi vada! :) Split moong dal is used because its baked in microwave?! Or we can replace it with urad dal?

Avoiding extra calories is the main task of many of us! ;) Good job Julie!

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie ,

Dahi vada Looks Delicious !!!

Neat presentation:))

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savitha ramesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent idea of baking vadai.love it.

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Microwave version of Urad dal vada looks like a muffin/sponge cake...so soft n delicious...will try this for sure...I love dahi vadas a lot, both South Indian n North Indian with chaat chutneys...looks too Yumm!!
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Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

microwave vadas- what a great idea- love it Julie!

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely, will definitely try this :-)

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

vadas looking delicious...very simple without oil....

KRUPA said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for dropping in my PACHANTI i'm following your space now :-)

Sreevalli E said... Best Blogger Tips

It's a healthy version of vada.. Yum..

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice try. Looks great, maybe curd would have helped to enhance the taste.

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy dahi vada Julie.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice healthy version. Thats quite a challenge

Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

Microwave dahi wada sounds intresting!!! never thought of it !!!

Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

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runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

No oil dahi vada is a great idea!! Looks very delicious!

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and yummy guilt free snack

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent! without oil dahi vada looks yummy and perfect dear.

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy and smooth. :)

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey this is yum.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and guilt free snack...Loved the quick method of using MW...These look yum...

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe Julie..vadas look soft and yum!

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

this is nice...moong dal vadas...i hav to try these.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Worth an effort Julie..You have baked it so temptingly..I loved the clicks tooo much.

Radhika said... Best Blogger Tips

Very interesting version Julie and no oil to rest the conscience of guilt as well.

Swetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok, now this is a very different vada, never used moong dal and also in microwave :). cant imagine its taste. Very Interesting :)

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious..

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

julie dear ithu kalakki ktto....try cheyyam

Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

very innovative recipe..cant believe vadas made by MWing..a must try recipe..really does it taste like sada vadas julie?

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

julie dear ithu kalakki.....try cheyyame

Asmath Nawaz said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely dahi vada and mouthwatering clicks

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. healthy version.. looks very soft..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely baked vadas...totally guilt free

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Woow looks really tempting .very tempting picture

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy and delightful...
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Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome idea of preparing microwave vada...will try this for sure..love this recipe..Pls collect ur award http://priyasmenu.blogspot.in/2012/07/awards-fabulous-blog-ribbon.html

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

never knew there could be so many options with zero oil dahi wadas..wonderful..but did the wadas not soak up the curd?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all, it is indeed a low calorie version & a quick one:)
@Mahi Thanx Mahi, I think you can replace it with urad dal too, bcos we are anyway adding a pinch of baking soda to it, it will surely puff up:-)

Sanika N said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy Dahi Vadas will surely give it a try :)

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Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@vaishali sabnani Thanx Vaishali for dropping by, actually I just forgot to click the fotos of soaking .. The vadas shown are before soaking ( the prepared ones) but they soaked really well as I poured 11/2 cups of thin yogurt and after 30 minutes, all was vanished:-)

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

very nice version of dahi vada.. healthy...
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Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli aayitundu,healthy and delicious.

Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

wow new version ! looks yummy

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really good dear, an excellent healthy version..

Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said... Best Blogger Tips

i love dahi vadais generally but have actually never seen a microwaved vadai before! interesting!

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Ver interesting Julie! How did they taste without the dahi/soaking?
This sounds very tempting for the hot weather here...even the thought of cooking is tiring in this heat!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all..:-)
@Shri
I did soak it dear for 30 minutes in 1 1/2 cup thin yogurt..just that I didn't have snaps for that:-)

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Interesting idea to bake the vada.. Looks yummy

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radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice idea. Since it gets covered with curd and the chutney the non-browning of the vada does not matter and what's more - it is healthy too!

Nupur said... Best Blogger Tips

Gawddd Julie... Why didn't this idea come to me before. I steamed mine, and though were good enough I bet these Micro version must be better ..

Thank you for linking it to the event "From Fried to Favourite":)

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chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..your Dahi vada looks superb......nice idea of preparing in ,microwave ...I never knew that we can prepare this in microwave also..book marked...

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Julie! I was wondering how did they taste when they came out of the oven?-without soaking?
I liked the idea of first soaking. I do it too; some do it in water which takes off the fried oil too. :-)

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Tkz for the clarification Julie! :)

Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi. That's such a healthy idea. I will not bother about crispiness though as the vada as it is turns soft after adding to the curds.Thanks for linking.

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Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

What an idea Sirji ;)

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