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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dahi Bara (Odisha Dahi Vada)

Cooking Time Required : 20-25 mins
Cost of Preparation: 35-40 rupees

Ingredients: Urad dal ( 1 cup ), green chillis, onion ( 1 small ), curd ( 1 1/2 cup ), cumin powder ( 1/2 tsp ), red chilli powder ( 1/2 tsp ), amchur powder ( 1/3 tsp ) , baking powder ( 1/3 tsp ), semolina ( suji , 1 tbs ), black salt( kala namak ) , salt, oil ( for frying ), coriander leaves (optional ).

Preparation: Soak urad dal for 3-4 hours. Grind into a smooth paste. Add salt and allow to stand overnight.

Cut the chilli, onion and coriander powder into small pieces.

Cooking: Mix the suji and baking powder into the batter.

Take water in a deep vessel. Add 3-4 tsp curd and salt.

Heat the oil in a wok. Make small balls out of the batter and put into the oil. Fry till it turn brown .

Remove the fried urad balls and add to the curd water.

Allow to soak for 1-2 hours.

Beat the rest of the curd in a mixing bowl with salt, water, cumin powder, black salt and chilli powder. Keep the consistency thin.

Remove the soaked baras from the curd water and transfer to a plate. Add the beaten curd over it. Sprinkle the onions, green chillis, coriander leaves, cumin and chilli powder over it.

In some places in orissa, roadside vendors sell these watery dahi vadas in a dona ( small cup prepared from leaves ) or in a folded leaf itself. The taste is quite different from the ones served in a restaurent.

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