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December 10, 2008

Low fat Dhahi Vada



Can you say no to low fat dhahi vadas? I cannot. When I first saw this recipe on Red chilli's blog (click here for the recipe), I thought it was a great idea to make dhahi vadas using kuzhi paniyaram pan. I bookmarked it immediately. Today I saw this recipe on Laavanya's blog (click here for the recipe). I couldn't stop myself from trying it out. This method hardly consumes any oil. But there is no compromise on taste. Vadas come out as soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside as deep fried ones. Many thanks to Red chills -the creator of low fat urud dal vadas :) and Laavanya for reminding me of the same. I combined both their recipes.

Ingredients:
To soak in water for 2 hrs and grind into a smooth paste adding little water(about 3tbsp)
Urud Dal-1 cup
Yellow mung dal-1/2 cup
Red chilli(optional)-1
Cashews-10

Other ingredients:
Green chilli-1 chopped finely
Ginger chopped-1/2 tsp
Salt
Hing-a pinch
Curry leaves-a few
Coriander leaves-a handful chopped
Pepper powder-1/4 tsp

For yogurt sauce:
Yogurt-2 cups
Salt
Red chilli powder- a pinch to sprinkle on top
Garam masala powder- a pinch to sprinkle on top
Coriander leaves-to garnish

Method:
Grind the soaked dals with little water to a smooth paste.
Add rest of the ingredients. Heat kuzhipaniyaram pan and put 2-3 drops of oil in each hole. Using a laddle, pour the batter on each hole. Drizzle 1 drop of oil on top of the vadas. Cover with a lid and let it cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Flip over and cook for 2 minutes or until they are done.

Mix all the ingredients listed under "ingredients for yogurt sauce". Tamper mustard seeds in oil and add it to yogurt sauce. Poke tiny holes on the vadas using a pin(this step is optional). Drop them in the yogurt sauce 1 hour before serving.


Note: You can grind coconut and green chilli together and add it to yogurt sauce for enhanced taste.
As Laavanya did, you can dunk the vadas in hot water, gently squeeze extra water and then put them in yogurt sauce.
Or you can even enjoy just plain vadas with coconut chutney.

35 comments:

  1. Kanna,
    Dhahi Vada looks appetizing.Very colourful. Taht too low fat makes it more appealing.Great click.
    Appa

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  2. This is AWESOME Mahimaa! I love thayir vadai, and making them in appam pan is such an awesome idea. I wish I had that pan... I would be eating these vadais all day.

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  3. Mouthwatering dahi vadais Mahi.am surely going to give this a try and let u know.I cant wait to have them.

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  4. Thank you very much dear Mahima for all the comments, credits and the warm words. I am so glad that you liked it. Your version looks awesome as well.

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  5. I am soooo going to buy kuzhippaniyaaram pan when I go to India. Your thayir vadai looks delicious and colorful :)

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  6. lovely presentation, love the bowl as well.

    but how is this recipe different from normal dahi vada recipe? what makes it low fat? i am asking cuz i havent made this dish before :D

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  7. I think i saw this morning at Lavy 's place and now u re :) Guilt free pleasure doesn't need to be postponed... As usual tempting pict!

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  8. i saw in laavanya 's blog too and planning to make it soon..looks so delicious..am tempted to try it soon..

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  9. Awesome Mahi....loved the way u made the vadas with appam pan..wish i have that pan rite now...

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  10. Awesome low fat catches the attention. Perfect click. Keep rocking.

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  11. Hey Mahima.. I got the first award from u and u posted first, my award to u.... wat a co incident and thanks a lot for the quick response dear.

    On the way to buy Kuzhi panniyaram pan... u ve tempted me a lot... lovely click as usual... thats mahima...right!

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  12. I'm so thrilled with this method too. That was super fast Mahima, can't believe you already tried & posted this :D

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  13. Hey thats so cool,I can gulp so many! Picture is so clear:)

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  14. These look incredible, Mahimaa. The hubby loves dahi-vadas, so I gotta try these with soy yogurt. Thanks for a lovely recipe.

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  15. ow1 yumy recipe with low fat version! container in the pic is so cute!

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  16. What a cool idea, to make vadai without frying it!

    Awesome job!

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  17. its a lovely idea to use kuzi paniyaram pans. the vadas looks so good. got to try this this weekend.

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  18. Oh that wonderful pan of yours,adding it my list of things to buy during my next visit to India.Delicious clicks!

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  19. Awesome vadas.Healthy addition of moong dal as well.The idea in a paniyaram pan is very innovative.

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  20. These look amazing!! I am really drooling here.

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  21. Very innovative idea Mahimaa. I too have paniyaram pan, i am foing to try this.

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  22. Thanks for sharint dhahi wada. iam very poor to making this dhahi wada, Your instruction might be helpful to me.

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  23. With all the ladies going fat free ways of making vadas ,i guess i need to rush to buy some appam pan
    Dahi vadas surely are tempting and i am finding it difficult to resist it,since it had been a long time since i had these !

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  24. Thank you for visiting my blog. Awesome and very tempting healthy dahi vadai and your pic is awesome too :-)

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  25. I saw this in Laavanya's blog too and have been planning to make them myself....yours have turned out perfectly...great pictures :-)

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  26. you're tempting me again with this low fat dahi vadas after I drooled at Lavanya's recipe. Looks so delicious Mahimaa! Love the shape of that bowl.

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  27. Awesome.. Looks yummy and with the healthy note it sure strikes a chord :) Good one

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  28. Healthy version of Thayir vadais..absolutely love having it and now I can follow your recipe and have it guilt free..thanks to you and thanks to rc.

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  29. i think i will get the appam pan soon,..dahi vadas look delicious,..;-)

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