dahi vada in microwave

Fat Free Dahi Vada in Microwave Recipes – Dahi Bhalla Recipe in Microwave

Fat Free Dahi Vada in Microwave Recipes – Dahi Bhalla Recipe in Microwave

Fat free dahi vadas are non fried version to the authentic deep fried dahi vadas. Dahi vada are a great hit in any home and do prepare them often, sometimes as a snack or as a side dish in main course. The most liked street food of Northern India, Dahi Vada/Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Pakori or Dahi Gujiya, is almost prepared on every festival or special occasions.

These vadas are dunked in yoghurt and layered with zingy-tangy Indian dips or chutney and some desi spices. A healthy and best recipe for people who like eating less oily food. Microwaved dahi vadas are nevertheless extremely good! So follow this easy recipe of bread dahi vadas with step-by-step pictures and impress your dear ones.

Directions

Getting ready:

Rinse urad dal thoroughly with water. Also, wash moong dal. Drain out excess water from them. Soak both the lentils separately in water for 2 hours. After that, Remove the excess water and grind both the lentils separately into fine paste. Don’t add too much of water or don’t keep the paste too dry.

dahi vada in microwave

Grease microwave safe idli moulds with some oil for making dahi vada. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom dish of idli maker.

dahi vada in microwaveMaking:

Add moong dal paste and salt into urad dal paste. Mix everything really well. The lentil batter should have thick consistency. After mixing the lentils together, add eno fruit salt into the batter. Mix it in the batter as well. Don’t whisk the batter too much. Once the batter turns fluffy, stop mixing. Dahi vada batter is now ready.

dahi vada in microwave

Pour 1 tsp of dahi vada batter into each greased moulds. Spread it evenly. Now place 6-7 pieces of cashews on the batter in each mould followed by 5-6 chironji, 3-4 pieces of black pepper, 3-4 ginger pieces and 2 raisins.

dahi vada in microwave

Now again pour 1 tsp of lentil batter on the stuffing and cover it completely. Similarly, fill the remaining moulds. To steam the dahi vadas, place both the moulds on the dish filled with water and set it nicely.

dahi vada in microwave

Cover the idli maker with the lid. Place it inside the microwave and steam it for 3 minutes on highest temperature. Check later. After 3 minutes, take the stand out from the microwave. Dahi vadas are still uncooked and sticky. Place it back inside the microwave and steam it for 1.5 minutes on highest temperature.

dahi vada in microwave

After, 1.5 minutes, take the stand out. Check dahi vadas. They are now steamed aptly. Remove the moulds from the stand. Allow the vadas to cool down completely.

dahi vada in microwave

To bake dahi vadas, similarly, fill the greased moulds with lentil batter and stuffing. After that, place the mould stand inside the microwave and bake the vadas for 1.5 minutes. Check later. After 1.5 minutes, take the mould stand out. Dahi vadas are baked aptly. Either prepare dahi vadas by steaming or baking in microwave, both the vadas will turn out super delicious.

dahi vada in microwave

Take 3-4 cups lukewarm water in a big bowl. Water should be enough to drench the vadas completely into it. Add ½ tsp salt along with a pinch of asafoetida into the water. Mix it really well.

dahi vada in microwave

Rotate a knife around the edges of the moulds and take the vadas out. Drop it into the lukewarm water. Similarly, separate out the remaining vadas and drop them into the water. Leave the vadas immersed in water for 15 minutes.

dahi vada in microwave

After 15 minutes, dahi vadas have turned soft. Now lift a vada and press it gently between the palms and squeeze out excess water from it. Place it on a plate. Similarly, take out the remaining soaked dahi vadas.

dahi vada in microwave

Take 2 cups of curd and whisk it until it turns out smooth in texture. Now add 1 tsp of sugar into it followed by less than ½ tsp black salt and pomegranate. Mix everything really well until the sugar dissolves completely. Curd for serving dahi vadas is now ready.

dahi vada in microwaveServing:

To serve, take 2 dahi vadas on a serving plate. Pour 3-4 tbsp of curd on the vadas followed by green chutney and sweet chutney. After that, sprinkle some black salt, cumin powder and red chilly powder on the top. Serve this soft, spongy and tantalizing dahi vadas made in microwave as it is. Enjoy!

dahi vada in microwaveSuggestions

  • Here, the quantity of dahi vada steamed was more so it took 4.5 minutes to steam them aptly. If the quantity is less, which means, if only one mould is filled then the time require to steam them will be less. Therefore, steam the vadas for 3 minutes first then keep cooking it for short intervals of 1 minute or so until they are steam aptly.

Fat Free Dahi Vada in Microwave Recipes - Dahi Bhalla Recipe in Microwave dahi vada in microwave
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Urad dal – ½ cup
  • Moong dal – ⅓ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp or to taste
  • Eno fruit salt – ¼ tsp
  • Cashews – 10-12 (finely chopped)
  • Chironji – 2 tbsp
  • Raisins – 1 tbsp
  • Black peppercorns – 1 tsp (coarsely ground)
  • Ginger baton – 1 inch (finely chopped)
Instructions
  1. Soak both the lentils separately in water for 2 hours. Remove the excess water and grind both the lentils separately into fine paste.
  2. Grease microwave safe idli moulds with some oil for making dahi vada. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom dish of idli maker.
  3. Add moong dal paste and salt into urad dal paste. Add eno fruit salt into the batter. Mix it in the batter as well.
  4. Pour 1 tsp of dahi vada batter into each greased moulds. Now place cashews, chironji, black pepper, ginger pieces and raisins.
  5. Now again pour 1 tsp of lentil batter on the stuffing and cover it completely. Place both the moulds on the dish filled with water and set it nicely.
  6. Cover the idli maker with the lid. Place it inside the microwave and steam it for 3 minutes on highest temperature.
  7. After, 1.5 minutes, take the stand out. Check dahi vadas. Allow the vadas to cool down completely.
  8. To bake dahi vadas, similarly, fill the greased moulds with lentil batter and stuffing. After that, place the mould stand inside the microwave and bake the vadas for 1.5 minutes. Check later. Dahi vadas are baked aptly.
  9. Take 3-4 cups lukewarm water in a big bowl. Add ½ tsp salt along with a pinch of asafoetida into the water.
  10. Separate out the vadas and drop them into the water. Leave the vadas immersed in water for 15 minutes.
  11. After 15 minutes, dahi vadas have turned soft. Squeeze out excess water from it. Place it on a plate.
  12. Take 2 cups of curd and add 1 tsp of sugar into it followed by less than ½ tsp black salt and pomegranate. Mix everything really well.
  13. To serve, take 2 dahi vadas on a serving plate. Pour 3-4 tbsp of curd, green chutney, sweet chutney and sprinkle some black salt, cumin powder and red chilly powder on the top. Enjoy!

 

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