For the vadas
1/2 cup urad dal soaked for 6 hours
1/2 inch ginger
3 green chillies
1/8 tsp baking soda
salt to taste
For the garnish
roasted cumin seeds powder
3 cups beaten yogurt
2 tbsp Khajur Imli ki Chutney
1 tbsp green chutney
Method for the vadas:
Wash and drain the urad dal.
Grind together the urad dal, ginger, green chillies and salt in afood processor to a coarse paste.
Add the baking soda to the urad dal paste and mix well till the batter is light and fluffy. Add a little water if required.
With wet your hands drop small small balls of the batter in hot oil. Deep fry in hot oil on a slow flame till the vadas are golden brown for about 8-10 minutes.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Assembling of Dahi vada:
Soak the deep fried vadas in water for about 20 minutes.
Just before serving, drain and squeeze out the excess water.
Arrange the vadas on a serving dish and top with beaten curds.
Garnish with chilli powder, cumin seed powder and chat masala and serve with khajur imli ki chutney and green chuntney .