Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Holi

           Happy and Colourful holi to all my dear friends.
Yesterday was Holi and as we wont celebrate this, the day started of normally preparing the breakfast and so on. Suddenly the bell rang and it was none other than our sweet neighbours who came to wish us on Holi and to smear colours on us and they have a cute little gal who is of my cutie pie’s age (they are close friends in play school also). She put colour on and my gal, who really didn’t know anything about holi. But since she is very fond of messing around with things, she enjoyed a lot smearing colours on her friend and all the others nearby:-). When she came back she was full of red in colour. Then again the bell rang and this time it was our neighbour friends. They have a cute little boy (who is again my gal’s age), they gave a small pichkari to my little one and she really freaked out with that for the whole day. Now she remembers Holi festival very well :)

This time my friend (who is also my neighbour) gave us snacks and sweets which she made for Holi. You can see the sweets she made on sankranthi here. To say the truth she is an excellent cook. We finished the whole dishes within no time. She bought Dahi vada, Malpau and Gujjiya. 

The Snacks which my friend made

Recently I made this Dahi vada with a south indian touch and kept it as draft in my blog. The dahi vadas which she gave us was with tamarind chutney and chat masala and jeera powder sprinkled on it. So here is the recipe for Dahi vada which I made.

  1. Urad dal- 1 ½  cup
  2. Green chillies- 2nos
  3. Salt- as required
  4. Water- As required to grind the dal
  5. Oil- for deep frying
  6. Curd- 3cups
  7. Jeera powder- 1tsp
  8. Oil- 1tbsp
  9. Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  10. Curry leaves- few
  11. Salt- as required

  1. Soak the urad dal for 2- 3 hours and grind it by adding little amount of water to a fine smooth paste.
  2. Chop the green chillies, salt and add this to the urad dal paste and mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. Wet your hands with water and make small round of this paste and press lightly and drop it in hot oil. Continue this till all the batter is finished.
  4. Deep fry these till they turn golden brown in colour remove them and place them on tissue paper.
  5. Take these hot vadas and put it in cold water for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Take out from water and squeeze the vadas so as to remove excess water and keep it aside.
  7. In a bowl whisk the curd well without any lumps. Add salt and cumin powder. Stir well.
  8. Arrange these squeezed vadas in a serving bowl and pour the curd mixture evenly so that all the vadas get covered completely.
  9. In a pan heat oil and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves and pour this on the vada and curd mix.
  10. Chill the vadas before serving.

You can serve this by pouring tamarind chutney, sprinkling chat masala, cumin powder, coriander leaves and so on.
The recipes of Malpau and Gujjiya will be in my coming posts.

My friend's Dahi Vada


  1. Delicious dahi baras....even i made them for Holi!!!

  2. Yummy recipe...looks super delicious..

  3. lovely n tempting..love ur presentation Zareena..
    Tasty Appetite

  4. Belated holi wishes......Dahi wada looks extremely yum...

  5. Belated holi wishes..mouthwatering Dahi vada.

  6. aah dahi wada is so tempting...it look nice and rich..

  7. Thank you all for your lovely and sweet notes.
    Divya, Thanks for visiting my small space and leaving lovely comment.

  8. so perfect n yummy vada!!! loved it


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