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Dahi Baray (Dahi vada) Recipe



Dahi Baray is a snack extremely popular in Pakistan and India. Dahi Baras are soft patties made of lentils submerged in spice flavored yogurt, chickpeas, etc.

What is Dahi Baray?

In the simplest of words, Dahi Baray or Dahi Vada is a chaat which consists of small sized patties made up of several types of lentil flours, the patties are then deep fried. They are then submerged into a thin yogurt/milk mixture which also contains spices like chaat masala to amp things up. On the side, we can enjoy the chaat with freshly chopped onions, boiled potatoes, chickpeas, tomatoes, some chutney or sauces and some crunchy papdi (deep-fried cracker).

For those of you who don't know what chaat is, well chaat is an umbrella term for a wide range of roadside foods that usually feature some kind of fried dough with various ingredients that typically create a spicy, tangy, or salty flavor, though some chaats are sweet. (courtesy: britannica.com)

The chaat first originated from India and has evolved since then. Pakistanis and Indians have their own ways of preparing this delicious masterpiece. Both taste extremely good, but we are going to teach you how to make the Pakistani version of this chaat.dahi baray dahi vada dahi bhallay

Ingredients for Dahi Baray:

  • 125 grams of mash dal aata (split peas flour)
  • 125 grams of moong dal aata (Yellow Gram flour)
  • 1 tbsp ginger-green chilies paste
  • 1/2 tsp soda bicarb
  • 2 boiled potatoes (diced)
  • 1 diced onion (for toppings)
  • Half a diced tomato (for toppings)
  • Papdi (quantity to your liking)
  • Luke warm water

 How to Prepare Dahi Baray:

01Mix the flours, soda bicarb along with water and keep aside for 1-2 hours.

02The mixture should be thicker than a cake batter. 

03Now wet your fingers and left palm, take some of the mixture and shape it into a small patty.

04Once shaped, deep dry till golden brown. After that, soak the patties in salty water for some time or till they become soft.

05For the yogurt mixture, add milk and a little bit of water to the yogurt and beat. 

06Add some salt and sugar to taste. Some people like to keep the mixture sweet while others like it salty and spicy and for that you can also add some chaat masala to the yogurt mixture.

07If need be, you can also added 2 cloves of chopped garlic, and a little bit of the ginger-green chilies paste.

08Now strain the patties and lay then in a bowl or a pyrex dish. 

09Put the diced boiled potatoes into the dish, and make sure they are evenly spread all across the surface of the dish.

10Pour over the yogurt mixture onto the patties and potatoes.

11Top it with the diced onions, tomatoes and papdi. Enjoy!

Your delicious Dahi Baray is ready to be served!!!

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