During my bangalore days!! my often favourite joint was the SLV/Adigas chain of cafes filled with people the hustle bustle and ofcourse the tasty aroma from the sambhar and vadas. I would not pass by those streets without tasting the Dahi vada/mosaru vade which was my alltime favourite brunch or snack.
Dahi Vada is a very fulfilling recipe of dal dumplings dipped in flavoured yogurt. These dumplings when soaked would be soft and juicy. Here is the recipe
1.5 cups Black gram dall( soaked for 3hrs)
1tsp rice flour
1tsp black pepper corns
1/2 cup of fresh coconut pieces(you can use grated coconut if you dont have pieces)
2cups hot water
salt to taste
oil for frying
2-3cups of fresh yogurt(beaten and smooth adding little water)
1/2 cup grated carrot
salt to taste
oil, mustard, hing, curry leaves
2tbsp boondi (optional)
Grind the dal adding as little water as possible till you get a nice paste. It shouldnt be watery. Mix the rest of the ingredients and let it sit for 2hrs.
Meanwhile mix grated carrot to dahi and season dahi with oil, mustard and hing (tadka/vagarne).
Fry the vadas making a little dip in the batter to form a vada and deep fry in oil till crisp and golden brown. Immedatly dip the vadas for 5mins in hot water. Now squeeze the water from the vadas and add it to the dahi mixture so that they can soak and absorb the flavours...Serve with boondi..