Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baked Black Urad Dal Dahi Vada

Baking makes me happy,whenever i feel down immediately i get my measurement cups and ingredients to make a simple cake just get rid of it. When i choosed this week's blogging marathon theme as deep fried snacks being healthy by baking or steaming, i know i'll definitely make some vadas with urad dal. Since ever i tried different dishes from black urad dal,i got hooked to this nutritious dal and i couldnt stop myself to use them quite often in my cooking nowadays.

Everyone at home dont even ask me why the vadas or temepered dals are black as they know very well that am using these black urad dal instead of deskinned urad dal quite often now. Thank god, even the final result looks dull and dark, the taste was simple awesome and all at home just enjoy anything cooked with this dal now.

Coming to this baked version of urad dal vada,last week it was too hot here and i went for making this guilt free dahi vadas for our snacks, i quickly prepared a usual batter and used my mini muffins mould to bake them, once they get well baked, i simply soaked them to spiced buttermilk. Omg, they tasted simply awesome, none at home noticed that these vadas are baked, we enjoyed this oil less dahi vadas thoroughly. An another guilt free dish to enjoy without any hesitation, for this month of Fried to Favourites Nupur choosed dahi vada or spring rolls as this month's challenge, obviously as am a part of this challenge am sending this guilt free dahi vadas to her.Do check out the other marathoners running here.


1cup Black urad dal (soaked)
1tsp Peppercorns (crushed)
1tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
Few curry leaves
Salt for vadas
2cups Buttermilk
1tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal + Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tbsp Sweet Tamarind chutney
2pinch Red Chilly powder
1tsp Oil
Salt for dahi

Grind the soaked urad dal as fine paste, add the peppercorns,fennel seeds and curry leaves with salt and make as a batter.

Preheat the oven to 350F, drop enough batter to the silicon muffin mould and bake for 20-25minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Meanwhile heat the oil, fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,cumin seeds and asafoetida powder, add this tempered spices and enough salt to the beaten yogurt.

Add immediately the baked vadas to the tempered yogurt and keep aside.

While serving,drizzle enough chutney and springle chilly powder on the top and enjoy.

55 comments:

R.Punitha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

Dahi vada Looks Delicious !!!

Neat presentation:))

Keep on Dear ..

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Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

good version!...guilt free...can eat a lot now!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a great idea to use muffin tin - I would definitely try this one

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy & tempting vada's ...

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Nice idea of baking the urad dal vada.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Love this oil free vada.I am sure it tasted awesome with dahi.

Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect vadas, healthy and delicious and yes! even I love to bake when I feel down.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome crisp ones,Priya..lovely & beautiful munchies..I tried the microwave version,but that wasn't crisp outside but it was very soft inside:-)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, dahi vada looks good! Is black urad dal teh same as urad dal with skin?

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, this can't get any more healthier

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Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome looking dahi vada. They actually don't look baked at all. Looks delicious.

Nirmala Gurunathan said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy Dahi vada!!!

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Guilt free snack priya.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

This is amazing must try.

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious..

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and guilt free snack...Loved the baking idea...Nice presentation..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious, Flavorful Dahi Vada Priya...

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Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Not only yummy,it's HEALTHY..I loved the recipe.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

looks so so yumm n good

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

so nice...guilt free is the key word :)tempting vada...love to have it right now...

Leelagovind said... Reply To This Comment

low fat and low calorie dahi vadai version..♥ this recipe..

PT said... Reply To This Comment

looks crispy.. healthy and delicious..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Guilt free dahi vadas..looks yummy

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

wow that's really very innovative vadas priya..good one..

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and tatsy dahi vada. My version is little different..

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Baked dahi vada!!! Wow!! Delicious and guiltfree!

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

These sound so delicious Priya, I should try :-)
And baking makes me happy too!

Ciao
Alessandra

Rekha said... Reply To This Comment

looks gorgeous. Great idea...Will definitely try it..
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sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious..

Sanika N said... Reply To This Comment

Loved this low-fat version of dahi vadas :)

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Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy recipe priya,love this version...

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and guilt free,love this version.

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

super recipe...bookmarked

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect Priya... super healthy

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy version of dal vada... love this..

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

It is a really delight..

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful healthy option, looks so good..

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice recipe...looks good..

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Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Black urad dhal makes it even more better, yummy!

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect vadas..

halal foodie said... Reply To This Comment

looks sooo yummy

cumincoriandercardamom said... Reply To This Comment

i have bookmarked your baked vada recipes but have never gotten to make them.. one more delicious addition

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Totally delicious, and a genius idea to use mufin tins!

Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

dahi vadas look fantastic... yummy...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting wadas..like the idea of adding fennel ..curry leaves..and even tempering, normally we do not temper wadas in the north.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Guilt free & delicious Vadai..
Perfectly made..

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Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

What a healthy looking vada!

Nupur said... Reply To This Comment

Baking these Vadas is a nice Idea Priya.. love the texture and presentation you have done.

Thank you for linking it to the event "From Fried to Favourite" :)

Love
Nupur

chitraj.hegde said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya,,,This baked dahi vada looks so so yummy...I never tried baked version..must try this out....nice clicks...

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome.... baked dahi vada healthy and delicious

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Baked version sounds so nice.Great chance to indulge on my fav snack...

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

great idea to use silicon muffin cups to bake the vadas!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That vada baked in a muffin mould looks marvelous. You people must have had a great time...

sujatha said... Reply To This Comment

will surely try this one.. Thanks for this brilliant idea of guilt free vadas.. Priya..