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Dahi vada fried lentil balls in a yogurt sauce lentils yogurt

Dahi vada comprises of dahi or yogurt and vada, a round or donut shaped dish made from a batter of lentils and flour, and deep fried. Dahi vada is an item of the chaat family, a class of indian dishes that are spicy, tangy and lip smackingly delicious.

Dahi vada is made by dipping the vada in thick beaten yogurt. Over this are added a variety of chutneys or spicy sauces such as tamarind chutney and mint chutney. This concoction is then garnished with sev, grated carrot and radish, cabbage, chilies etc and served in flat bowls or thalis.

Dahi vada is very popular among the masses. It is a standard item in the menus of chat shops, which line the marketplaces all over India. It is also a commonly served item during marriage feasts and parties. Dahi vada is an excellent snack. It is often served as an appetizer or side dish. It is always served cold.

The vada is prepared by making a batter of urad dal by grinding it into a paste and then deep frying it. The vadas are then soaked in water for some time so that they become soft and fluffy. They are then placed in a dish and thick whipped yogurt is poured on top of it. Then tamarind and mint-coriander chutney, amchur, grated carrots, ginger, etc are used to top it off with. Dahi vada is served chilled.

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