Wednesday, 18 July 2012

No oil Dahi Vada(Steamed)

This months recipe for this month's from-fried-to-fav-part-2 Challenge
was preparing Dahi vada with out using oil....So I choose the steamed version.....this is actually tastes good and taste as similar to Idlies....

I am not a good fan of Dahi vada's...but my hubby is a great fan of I thought of preparing this steamed version for him......

Belive me...after preparing it I too enjoyed this steamed version of dahi here is the recipe....

The recipe is adapted from
Source: Steamed Dahi vada


For Steamed Vada:

Urad lentil 1/2 cup(small)
Mung Lentil 1/2 cup(small)
Ginger - 1 inch (grated)
Salt as per taste or ½ tsp
green chilly 2-3 chopped
sodium bicarbonate ½ tsp

For Dahi:

Yogurt(curd) 250gm
Salt ½ tsp
Ground cumin 2 tsp(roasted)
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Chaat masala podwer 1tsp
Fresh coriander 2 tbsp(finely chopped)(optional)

How Prepare Spicy yogurt:

Beat the yogurt by adding 1/2 cup of water now add all other ingredients under 'For Dahi'(except chopped coriander) and mix well and keep this spicy yogurt in a fridge till the vada is ready.

How Prepare steamed Vada

Wash both the lentils and soak in water for 4-6 hours. Drain water from soaked lentil and add in a grinder and grind without water (or add little water)and make a coarse paste. and add into a bowl.

Apply oil to Idli stand and keep the idli pan on fire for steaming(add water as much required). or u can use steamer.

Add salt, ginger,chopped green chilly to the lentil paste and beat the mixture( if you feel that the mixture is thin then you can add 2-3 tsp of semolina to it).At last add sodium bicarbonate to the paste and mix well. Dahi Vada mixture is ready.

Now take a ladle full of mixture and fill in the idli stand, flatten the mixture with wet hands into the shape of Dahi Vada. and keep the stand in the steaming pan close the lid and cook for about 15-20 mins, and then turn off the gas. Take out the Idli stand from the steam, let it cool off then remove the Dahi Vadas and place them in plate or bowl.Keep aside for 5 mins to get it cool.

Take 2 glass of warm water by adding 1/2tsp of salt and dip the vada's in this water for 5 mins and take out from the water and squeeze of the water from the vada.

Serving dahi vada

Place 2-4 Vadas in a bowl

Now pour spicy yogurt on top of it and garnish with chilly powder, ground black pepper and coriander leaves and serve
Dahi Vada is now ready to eat.

Entering this recipe to the below event by Nupur

from-fried-to-fav-part-2 Challenge


  1. Just awesome.. Oil free yet delicious..

  2. love these man!..super look will try these too next time..super duper!!

  3. Very healthy..would love to eat them.

  4. Omg, they came out extremely awesome Chitra, loving your steamed dahi vadas.

  5. Very healthy version of vada..lovely recipe Chitra!

  6. Healthy and delicious vada..

  7. These look so nice. My Mom makes dahi idli with the urad dal vaghar... Thanks a tonn for this innovative recipe.
    Love Ash.

  8. I would love to try this steamed version, looks so good, healthy too..

  9. Delicious & oil free?? wow...bookmarked!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. I too tried the steamed version and loved it Chitra.. :)

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


  11. wow.. nice healthier version of dahi vada