Lucknowi Dahi Bade:
Dahi bade is very common and simple dish in every season. It is very easy to make. It’s a dish in which a stuffed tender dumplings in spicy yogurt sauce is prepared. This recipe is can be made by following these instructions given below.
- 3/4 cup (175 grams) split black gram, without skin
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) split green gram, without skin
- 1 and ½ liter lukewarm water
- 1 tsp salt, mixed chili powder
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp cumin seeds, roasted and ground
- 1 and ½ level tsps. Salt
- 1 recipe imly chutney Mathurwala
- Oil for deep frying
- 25 gms raisins, soaked and chopped
- 3 tsps coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, grated
- 4 tsps fresh ginger, finely grated
- 3 green chilies, seeded and chopped
- 2 tsps fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
For yogurt mix:
- 2 cups (500 ml) plain yogurt
- 5/8 cups (150 ml) water
- 1 level tsp chili powder
- ½ level tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1 level tsp cumin seeds, roasted and ground
- 1 level tsp salt
- 1 and ½ tsps sugar
- Soak dates overnight. Wash next day thoroughly. Place dates in a blender and grind to a paste, adding a little water at a time to ease the grinding.
- Drop 1 tsp of the paste into a bowl of cold water to test if the paste is of the right consistency. It should rise to the surface.
- Add salt and chili powder to the dal paste and beat well.
- Make imly chuttni and chili.
- Beat yogurt, water, sugar and salt. Chill slightly.
- Heat oil in deep frying pan.
- Place a piece of wet cotton cloth on a hard surface. Keep a bowl of cold water nearby.
- Place a table spoon of dal paste on the wet cloth. Wet your finger and pat it a round shape. Place 1 tsp of the stuffing in the center.
- Now tilt the cloth and fold the paste in half over it.
- Cover the stuffing completely.
- Again wet your fingers and place over the bada and carefully rise away the stuffed bada.
- Repeat with the remaining paste one by one.
- Now carefully lower the bada’s, a few at a time, into the hot oil.
- Fry to a golden color turning once or twice.
- Remove from oil and keep on kitchen paper for one minute then put into the salted water.
- When the bada’s sink and remain at the bottom, take them out one by one and press gently between your palms to squeeze out the water.
- Now dip them in the yogurt mix for 5 minutes and place them in s deep serving dish.
- Now keep it in a cool place.
- Ten minutes before serving, spoon the remaining yogurt sauce over the bada’s and then gently spoon the imly chutni over it.
- Sprinkle chili powder, roasted and ground cumin powder, and coriander leaves.
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