Friday, May 26, 2006

Balley Balley...dahi bhalley!!


Dahi Bhalley is perhaps the Noth Indian brother of the South Indian 'Thairu vada'. It is a quick yummy snack. Well there are different variations available for dahi bhalley. This is a quick version of the same.

Black gram dal(Uzhunnu parippu)-1 cup
Water-1/2 cup
Green chillies-3
Chaat Masala-1+1 tbsp
Salt-as required
Oil-as required
Milk-1/2 cup
Cilantro -1 small bunch(chopped)
Cumin seed powder-1/4 tsp(optional)


Grind the daal with water, ginger, green chilli,garlic and chaat masala into a fine paste. Add salt as required.

Heat Oil in a wok. Spoon in the ground dal into the hot oil as small balls.{For better geometry you may use the South indian 'appa kara'(the wok with indentations)}.
Fry it till golden brown and well cooked.

Blend milk, yoghurt and one table spoon chaat masala in a blender.Soak the bhalles in the yoghurt mixture for 10 mins before serving.Garnish with chopped
cilantro,powdered cumin seed. Serve chilled.

Chaat Masala

1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Ground Coriander
1 tsp. Ground Black Salt
¾ tsp. Ground Ginger
½ tsp. Ground Black Peppers
½ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Red chilli powder
2 tbsp. Dried Mango Powder(Aamchoor)

Combine all ingredients without lumps and store it in an air tight container.

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Anonymous said...

OH! I was looking for the recipe for chat masaala!

You have so many great recipes! A good treasure.

indianadoc said...

I have always loved the various chaats and this recipe has been given by one of my North Indian students. I should say that she used to prepare excellent chaats in the hostel...

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pelicano said...

these look delicious...very much like dahi vadas...i was looking for a recipe for chaat masala and was directed here..thank you!