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Dahi Vada

It is my first blog post and I am so excited to share all the secrets of my cooking. I am a home cook inspired by my mother.

Today I am going to share one of my mother’s recipe. It is Dahi Vada. It is the most easy and delicious recipe you can ever find.

So let’s begin.

I have divided the recipe into 3 parts :

Making the vada’s , Yoghurt Dressing and Dahi vada assembly to make it easy.

Recipe Serves : 6

Ingredients :

For Vada

  • Urad Dal – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Whole Red Chillies -5
  • Baking Soda – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Water for grinding
  • Oil for frying
  • Cold water for soaking vada’s

For Yoghurt Dressing

  • Thick Yoghurt
  • Sugar
  • Cumin powder
  • Red chilli powder
  • Chaat masala powder

Method :

Making the vada

  • Soak urad dal for minimum 3 to 4 hours.
  • Grind urad dal, cumin seeds, whole red chillies,baking soda,salt into a smooth paste by adding minimum amount of water.
  • The batter should be of medium consistency not to thin not to thick.
  • Heat oil and drop small portion of batter into the oil.
  • Fry on medium to high heat till golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and dump the vada’s into cold water for few seconds.
  • Squeeze the water from the vada’s and keep aside.

Yoghurt Dressing

  • Whisk yoghurt and sugar till sugar dissolves properly.

Dahi vada assembly

  • In a serving dish place the fried vada’s.
  • Pour yoghurt dressing on the top.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala, red chilli powder and cumin powder on the top.

  • Serve chilled.Do try this recipe.Post your comments and suggestions.See you with the next recipe.Bye!


Aloo Matar Tehri

This is a very simple one pot recipe.

Ingredients :

  • Rice – 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 2 medium, Sliced
  • Potato – 2 small, Cut into cubes
  • Green Peas – 1/4 cup, Boiled
  • Tomato – 1 big, Sliced
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green Chilli Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 3 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies – 4, Chopped
  • Salt To Taste
  • Oil
  • Water

Method :

  • Wash and soak rice.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in sliced onions.
  • Fry till onions are golden brown.
  • Add in ginger garlic paste, saute for few seconds.
  • Then add green chilli paste and fry few seconds.
  • Add chopped tomato, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cook till oil oozes out and tomato is well cooked.
  • Add potatoes & green chillies Fry for 1 minute.
  • Add in boiled green peas.
  • Add in soaked rice and 5 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook for 15 minutes on high flame and leave it till pressure is automatically released.

Serve hot with curd.

If you like less spicy then reduce the amount of chilli.

Paneer Gravy

This is very simple and quick yet delicious recipe.

Ingredients :

  • Paneer – 300 gms
  • Onions – 2 medium sized
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  • Tomato Paste – 2 tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek Leaves – 1 tsp
  • Cream – 2 tbsp
  • Oil/Butter
  • Salt To Taste

Method :

  • Grind onions and make paste.
  • Heat oil in a wok and shallow fry paneer till golden brown. Remove and keep aside.
  • In the same wok add onion paste.
  • Saute till onions are well cooked.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till rawness is gone.
  • Add tomato paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder, garam masala powder, salt and little water.
  • Cook on medium to high heat till masala is done and oil oozes out.
  • Then add fenugreek leaves and cream.
  • Add in paneer.
  • Simmer for 1 minute.
  • Garnish with cream.

Serve hot with naan/roti. I prefer cheese naan. The combination is just delicious.