Dahi vada made from oats and moong dal

Soaking time: Overnight
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Fermenting time: 3 to 4 hours
Cooking Time: 21 mins
Serves- 5 servings (makes 15 vadas)

Ingredients-
For The Oats and Moong Dal Vadas-
• 2 tbsp roasted and powdered oats
• ½ cup urad dal (split black lentils)
• salt to taste
• ¼ cup green moong dal (split green gram)
• ¼ tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp oil for greasing
To Be Mixed Together For the Salted Curds-
• 1 ¼ cup low-fat curd
• Salt to taste
Other Ingredients-
• 2 ½ tsp cumin seeds powder
• 2 ½ tsp chilli powder

Method-
For the oats and moong dal vadas
1. Wash and soak the urad dal and moong dal overnight in enough water.
2. Next day, drain and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ¼ cup of water.
3. Transfer into a deep bowl, cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment for 3 to 4 hours.
4. Add the powdered oats, salt and baking powder and mix well.
5. Grease the moulds to make the vada’s, with ½ tsp of oil and pour approx. 1½ tbsp of the batter into each mould.
6. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour.
7. Turn each vada upside down using a fork and cook on the other side on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 more minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour.
8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to make more vadas in 2 more batches.
9. Soak the vadas in enough water in a deep bowl for 20 minutes. Thereafter, squeeze out all the water from each vada by pressing them in between your palms. Set aside.
How to proceed-
1. Place 3 vadas on a serving plate and spread ¼ cup of salted curds over them.
2. Sprinkle ½ tsp of cumin seeds powder and ½ tsp of chilli powder over it.
3. Garnish the finely chopped coriander leaves.
4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 more servings.
5. Serve immediately.

Nutritional value- per serving

Energy- 120 kcals
Carbohydrates- 18.9 gms
Protein- 9.1 gms
Fat- 0.9 gm
Fibre- 3.3 gm
Calcium- 179.3 mg

Recipe benefits-
– Low calories
– Heart healthy
– Healthy snack recipe
– Diabetic friendly
– Low cholesterol

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