Yet another chaat recipe. Because, it is just never enough. No matter what the season or events, chaat is hot favourites in party menus. This time I bring u a combination of hot and cold ingredients to get the delicious taste of chaat. Crunch and nutty taste of the stuffing along with cold yogurt makes a refreshing appetizer.
- 1 cup urad dal
- 1 cup chola dal
- 700 gms plantains (raw bananas)
- 1/4 cup green chilli finely chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro finely cut
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1tsp mustard seed
- 1 tsp fresh curry leaves
- pinch of asafoetida
- 2 tsp oil
- oil to fry
- 1 cup beaten curd
- 1/2 cup imli chatni
- Set and cilantro to garnish
- Salt to taste.
- Soak urad and chola dal for couple hours.
- Cook plantains in a pressure cooker or just boil them with skin until they are soft.
- Mash the plantains into smooth paste.
- In a shallow pan or griddle, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
- Once you hear them cracking, add curry leaves, chilli, and asafoetida.
- Now add plantain paste and salt and mix well.
- Leave it on heat for 2 minutes and add cilantro.
- Mix all well and turn off the heat.
- Once the mixture cools, make small round balls out of it.
- Your stuffing is ready.
- Now add soaked dal and salt as per taste to blender.
- Add 2 spoon of water and make a thick coarse paste out of it.
- Your batter is ready.
- Now heat oil in a frying pan.
- Dip each stuffing balls into batter and fry on low heat until light golden.
- Crisp wada (dumplings) are ready.
- Top the stuffed dumplings with dahi (plain yogurt), chatni, sev and cilantro.
- Serve them immediately to maintain the crisp.
- You can alter the stuffing and topping as per your choice. You can sweeten the yogurt lightly and also add cilantro chatni as topping.
- Just like dahi wada, you can sprinkle jeera powder and salt on the top.
- Wada (dumplings) can be also served by itself with tea or any other drink.