Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dahi bhalla delhi style

Serves 3-4 plates of dahi bhalla chaat

Ingredients for about 12 Bhallas

1 cup of udad daal / (250ml)
2 tbsp of moong daal
1/2 inch of grinded ginger
2 green chilli grinded
salt to taste
oil to deep fry .

Ingredients to make chaat
3/4 cup of Green chutney
1 cup of imli chutney
2 cups of yogurt
2 tbsp of sugar
2 tsp of black salt
1 Tbsp of freshly grounded jeera powder .
salt to taste
chaat masala to sprinkle on top
red chilli powder to sprinkle on top

Method to make bhallas

1.Soak both udad and moong in 2 cups of water for an hour .

2.Grind them into a thick paste .

3.Mix with grinded ginger, green chilli paste and salt .

4. Keep this paste for minimum two hours in the fridge .

5.Take oil in a pan enough to deep fry .

6. Let oil be hot. check with the little paste if it comes on top quickly it means oil is ready to fry .

7. Take one Tbsp and fry dahi bhalls in medium low .

8. Medium low flame allows bhallas to cook from inside while not burning them from outside .

Note-Its very important to keep the paste for few hours after you grind it , else bhallas will not be puffy and they will just soak oil.

9. Now bhallas are cooked . soak them in cold water for a minute and squeeze water out with your hands .keep them aside .

10. when you want to serve chaat .
a) Take yogurt in big bowl .
b) Add salt , black salt , sugar , cumin powder .
c) In a serving plate place 5 bhallas
d) Top it with yogurt mix .
e)  Then top with a tsp or two.      green chutney.
f) Then top with 1 tbsp or two tamarind/imli chutney .
g) Sprinkle some chaat masala .
h) Sprinkle with red chilli powder .

your dahi bhalla chaat is ready to dig in . depending upon your taste for spices you can add/reduce the chutneys you are using .

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