Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dahi Vadas ( Baked Version)

In my last post I mentioned that we are just ready for this month challenge in Fried to Favourite and here we are.  This month I made Dahi Vadas for our challenge Fried to Favourite.  We always enjoy Dahi vadas, particularly during Ramdhan, it's a must on Iftar table.
As Ramadhan is getting very closer, I was super excited to make these baked version of Dahi vadas.   After all feeding our family with the best food, fills our heart with tranquility.

I baked these vadas in a mini bun tin, for which you have to spray some cooking spray or grease lightly with oil to avoid sticking to the pan.  If you are using silicone mould, you can go for zero oil.  When these baked vadas are used in Dahi vadas, it's really hard to identify that they are baked and not fried.  To check out what our other members have been doing for this challenge, please click here.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4 to 5

Ingredients:
Dosa batter- 1 litre  ( recipe follows )
Yogurt- 500 ml
Tamarind chutney- few teaspoon  ( recipe follows )
Savoury Boondhi- 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp ( finely chopped )
Oil- to grease the tray
Salt to taste

Method:
Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.  Grease lightly the bun or muffins. Fill it with the batter.  Put it inside the oven for 20 minutes.  Insert a toothpick or skewer to check if it's cooked.  Take it out from the oven.  Carefully remove it from the tin with the help of a spoon.
Beat the yogurt along with salt and few tablespoons of water.  Drop the baked vadas in the yogurt.  Drizzle with tamarind chutney, sprinkle savoury boondi and coriander leaves on top.  Serve it immediately or keep it in the refrigerator until you serve.

Note:
In case you are baking the vadas well ahead before you serve.  Soak the vadas in hot water for about 5 minutes and then drop it in yogurt.  Also fresh dosa batter makes the best, than the old one.

Dosa Batter Recipe

Ingredients:
Parboiled rice- 3 cups
Urad dhal- 1 cup
Salt to taste

Method:
Soak the rice and dhal separately for about 3 to 4 hours.  Grind them separately.  Rice batter has to look slightly coarse and urad dhal batter has to come fluffy.  Mix the two batter along with salt and set aside for about 6 to 8 hours until they ferment and doubled in bulk.  Then use the batter as suggested in the recipe.

Tamarind Chutney Recipe

Ingredients:

Tamarind- a lemon sized ball soaked in water
Dates- 4 pitted
Jaggery- 3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger powder- 1/4 tsp
Methi powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:
Extract the juice from the tamarind soaked in water.  Grind the dates along with little tamarind water.  Add the tamarind juice, ground dates, chilly powder, methi powder, salt and 1 cup of water in a pan. Bring it to boil, reduce the flame and simmer it until you get a thick sauce like consistency.
Cool this sauce completely and store it in the refrigerator for about a month and it can be used whenever necessary.

Linking this recipe with Nupur's Fried to Favourite , Ramadhan friendly recipes and Bake Fest hosted by The Pumpkin Farm, originally started by Vardhini 



50 comments:

Shri said...

Very interesting Ayeesha. I would like to try them out. How were they when you tried them without soaking in the yogurt/curd?

Az said...

My favorite.. and what a healthy version.

Ramadan kareem sis!

Umm Mymoonah said...

@ Shri, it was almost like a idli with crispy outer layer, which was just perfect for the vadas.

Jyoti said...

Wow! I could never think of this with dosa batter.. They indeed look quite airy..

Rahin said...

these look even better than the fried ones, love them m gonna try these soon, iA. I love your presentation , the clay pots, the lamp everything

simply.food said...

Wow very innovative.

ANU said...

wow this baked version is making me hungry...well done dear....

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Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy versions are always the best... Looks so yummy

Ez Cookbook said...

thanks for the wishes and following... what an healthy idea from original version of deep drying vada...simply superb... excellent presentation...

Recipe world said...

Lovely recipe dear..vadas look tempting n delicious!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy healthy preparation...Loved the idea of using dosa batter too...Beautiful clicks as always..

Mélange said...

That's such a nice treat friend.A healthy version.And as usual your clicks rock !

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Wow, Am going to try these out very soon Ayeesha. You have a nice space and lots of interesting recipes.

Tina said...

Healthy version..Looks yummy and tempting.

Chandrani said...

Baked dahi vada looks so soft and delicious.

Shabbu said...

Yummy and healthy dahi vadas..
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Divya Pramil said...

Wow what an awesome idea.. And I have a doubt regarding your blog name, why did you name it pearl city, coz my native is also known as Pearl city Just curious to know :)
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Paaka Shaale said...

Loved this healthy version of the classic dahi vada. You have presented it beautifully Ayeesha :)

My cooking experiments said...

A very nice and healthy version! Bookmarked!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

healthy one...
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Beena.stephy said...

Looks yummy

Priya said...

Seriously wat a wonderful idea of using idly batter for making this baked dahi vadas, fantastic and guilt free.

indugetscooking said...

Thanks for sharing the healthy version of vadas! Love them, but can't have often because they are so fatty when fried in oil. This one is good!

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy, guilt free version of the ever popular dahi vadas!!!
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Rumana Rawat said...

They must have tasted awesome and sounds very healthy too...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks yum, perfect baked version!

Rosita Vargas said...

Interesante me gustaría ser tu invitada a la mesa es una exquisitez, hugs,hugs.

halal foodie said...

Thanks for sending it to my event Ayesha, and thanks for using the logo too.

Amina Khaleel said...

healthy and delicious recipe... will try this for sure... thanks for sharing...

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said...

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Mahi said...

Healthy vada with lovely clicks. The lamp in the back ground really really attracted me! :)

Nupur said...

Although the challenge was for Dahi-Vada, I can have all your Vadas with a mouthful without any yoghurt on them. They look so tempting Ayeesha... Well done

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

Love
Nupur

PT said...

MOUTHWATERY VADAS.. PERFECTLY BAKED..

Sara said...

Fantastic! This looks so tasty!

Torviewtoronto said...

baked vada looks fabulous deliciously done

Shanthi said...

First time in your place..nice and neat blog..keep it up..

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Shanthi said...

First time in your place..nice and neat blog..keep it up..

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Spice up the Curry said...

dahi vada looks very delicious. love this baked version

Pearl Beads said...

My favorite blog also a healthy blog.

Foto Rains said...

Ramadan Kareem to you..Thats an awesome blog uve got there..Im totally floored..I have never tried dahi vadas for iftar yet.. I must try it soon ! Totally impressed with you photography as well..Keep up the good job !

suhaina aji said...

Dahi vadai looks very tempting and loved the baked version. Ramadhan Kareem Ayesha...

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Ramadan Kareem, Ayeesha! Very innovative recipe! Fantastic recipe and beautiful pics!

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome version of Vada's Superab


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Suryaprabha said...

New way of making dahi vada.. And its excellent!!

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Very nice I also would like to try.

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susan said...

omg...this is absolutely delicious..:) and healthy

Naiya said...

Very interesting and healthy version of my favourite dahi wada. It is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing.

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