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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dahi Wade

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Ooohh the inviting iftaars never complete without this delicious accompaniment. I remember Mom making it almost every other day of Ramadan. Making this dish brings back so many memories!

5-6 tbs yogurt
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
salt to taste
1/2 cup water, as needed

For the batter:
1 cup chana besan flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
a pinch of baking soda
1 green chilli, finely chopped
a handful of cilantro leaves

For tempering:
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 dried red chillies
a few curry leaves
pinch of turmeric powder for color

In a bowl take yogurt and add salt and ginger garlic paste. Add water if the yogurt is thick, set aside.

In a small bowl take a cup of water and add less than 1/2 tsp salt, keep this aside to soak the bhajiyas after they are deep fried.

In a seperate bowl prepare the batter and deep fry the bhajiyas, till golden brown, toss them into the salty water and let them soak for a few minutes.

Transfer the bhajiyas into the yogurt mixture, set it aside.

Heat oil and add the temepering ingredients. Add turmeric powder a while before removing it from the stove. Turmeric is added to give the lovely yellow color to the tempering.

Splash it onto dahi wadas and refrigerate it, serve chilled by itself or a variety of sauces of your choice.


Mona said...

As Salam Alai Kum Lubna ! I had been visiting ur blog from some time now, but your blog didnt have the option to leave comments, hence wasnt able to contact you at all!
Well, Belated Eid Mubarak to you !!
I had added your blog to my blogroll long back.
The Dahiwade looks Fab :-) Nice Recipes..


Lubna said...

Walaikum salaam Mona,

Belated Eid Mubarak to you too. Yeah I messed up with my blog settings and did'nt realise until another blogger told me about it. I visit your blog too but never really got a chance to comment. Thanks for appreciating my blog and adding it to your blogroll. Its great to see Hyderabadi bloggers around!!!


Mona said...

Hi Lubna! How r u doing.. Been a long time since i saw any new recipes here on your blog, hope you r doing fine.. hoping to see you soon in the blogging world again..


Lubna said...

Hi Mona,
Yeah I'm sort of on a blogging break...just busy with stuff. Lots of recipes have been drafted and waiting to be published. Insh'Allah you'll find new additions soon.

Kashif said...

Assalamualaikum Mohtarma Lubna sahiba... Waise to main Hyderabad se belong karta hoon lekin aaj kal New Jersey, USA mein muqeem hoon. Aaj maine aur mere hyderabadi doston ne milkar 11 ramadan ko dahi bade banane ka irada kiya lekin kaafi pareshaani hui. Alhamdulillah aapke blog par nazar padi aur dahi bade aasaani se ban gaye. Jazakallah Khair. Aur Ramadan kareem!!!