Hope all my Indian readers had a great Diwali.
We did have a nice one. There were friends in the house to celebrate it and a lot of noise and excitement (courtesy the group of kids). There were lights, and dear Bri and her family was definitely on my mind as I was lighting them.
And then, there were sparklers ( no crackers, thank goodness),
and then there was food. Regarding food, I was a happy lady as I had tried something for the first time and it passed with flying colours. My guinea pigs(!) had only kind words for it. For many of you, this must be easy peesy and must be a regular in your homes . Now, what exactly, am I talking about..the Dahi vada, of course.
Both me and Dinesh simply adore it and have had it quite a number of times till now. But, I’ve never tried my hand at making them. Recently, I’ve been seeing quite a few of them in the blogosphere. And when recently, I was reading dear Priya’s post, I felt I had to try making them, at least once.
The very idea of deep frying does make me cringe, but I gave in. And seeing that there would be others to be made partners in crime (wicked, isn’t it ?), I went ahead and made it yesterday. I took the idea from Priya and made up my own measurements. I also added a little rice to the dal, as well as onions. I didn’t grind the coriander along with the yogurt mixture, but served it as a garnish. I also had no coconut to add to it.
But, all in all, the vadas came out beautifully… crisp and shaped with the hole and all.
Actually, I found that the shaping was quite fun. And after soaking them in the yogurt mixture, they were soft and spongy.
Yes, they were really nice. Everyone enjoyed them. So thank you, Priya