The Perfect Dahi Bhalle

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Dahi Bhalle

Dahi Bhalle is a popular Indian snack made by soaking vadas (fried flour balls) in thick dahi (yogurt). This snack is particularly popular in North India like in Delhi and Punjab. Usually, you can eat it during big festivals like Diwali and Holi. Try to make your own dahi bhalle at home by using this recipe.

Ingredients:

For Bhallas

  • 1 Cup Urad daal
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

For Dahi

  • 1 kg Dahi (yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger, grated
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1-2 Green Chilies, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Cumin (jeera) Powder, roasted
  • Red Chili Powder, to taste

Method:

For Bhallas

  • Clean, wash and soak the daal overnight.
  • Grind it into smooth paste.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and drop a spoonfuls of batter and fry till golden brown.
  • Take the hot Bhallas and put in cold water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now Take them out of water and squeeze the water and keep aside.

For Dahi

  • Blend the curd (yogurt) and little water until it is smooth.
  • Keep in refrigerator for an hour to get chilled.
  • Add salt, red chili powder and cumin powder.

For Serving

  • In a deep dish arrange bhallas and pour dahi over them.
  • Now add imli (tamarind) chutney and green chutney.
  • Garnish with coriander.
  • Serve chilled.

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