Soya Granules Dahi Vada

Soya granules dahi vada is another tasty snack item from Hema's kitchen. Which is prepared with soya granules, black gram dal and curd.

Ingredients :

Black gram dal : 1 cup
Soya granules : 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

For seasoning :

Curd (Dahi) : 2 cups
Ginger : 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
Black gram : 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Red Chilly (Whole) : 2
Curry leaves : 1 bunch
Salt : As per tatse
Oil : 2 tea spoons

For garnishing

Red chilly powder : 1/2 tea spoon 
Pepper powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Method :

Wash and soak the black gram dal for two hours.
Grind the soaked dal into tight paste adding very little water.
Soak the soya granules in hot water for 10 minutes and squeeze all excess water.
Add soaked soya granules, salt into above paste and mix well.
Heat oil in a kadai (wok).
Take the above paste and spread on your hand in a round shape and make a hole in the middle and gently drop into the oil and fry till vada turns light brown in color.

Making seasoned curd

Beat the curd with a beater and set aside
Heat oil in a pan, add black gram, mustard, cumin seeds, chopped ginger, red chilly and curry leaves, fry till mustard starts splitting. 
Add salt as per taste and mix well. 
Add the fried ingredients to the beaten curd and mix well.

Making "Dahi Vada"

Dip each vada in cold water, remove immediately squeeze the excess water.
Soak all the vadas in the above prepared seasoned curd and soak at least one to two hours, allowing the vadas to absorb sufficient curd. 
Sprinkle the red chilly powder and black pepper powder over the vadas before serving.
Serve either chilled or at room temperature


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