Thayir Vadai (Dahi Vadas)

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Thayir Vadai (Dahi Vadas)
Cut out the Fat and with it the guilt … and what have you? – A perfect treat :) Not the deep fried babies we have loved all this while — change is in the air….
This was one of the best recipes I have bookmarked – seriously! This is like the healthiest alternative to fried vadais. When I first googled this recipe, I found several recipes including Kamala’s Corner which popped up as bread curd vadais. My curiosity piqued, I decided to click and read on — this was a truly lovely recipe, so easy to make – no dal, no soaking, grinding or best part, frying!!! can’t beat that..Ans it took perhaps 15 minutes of prep time!
This version is made with bread. I had to make a few alterations to Kamala’s recipe which you may want to consider too.058

Here goes:
Ingredients

12 slices of your favorite bread ( I used Nature’s Own 100 whole what bread)
1 wide bowl of salt water (add 1 tsp of salt to 12 ounces of water approx)
Plain Low Fat yogurt – 1 container or 1 litre tub
1 carrot grated using smaller blades
3-4 green chilies slit
1/4 cup of crushed cilantro for garnish
Cashews and (optional)
I also sprinkled some Hot Chips think potato chips for fun.

Preparation
Remove all corners of bread slices
Soak one at a time into the bowl of salt water – press lightly and remove and squeeze out the water
Flatten in your palm and make an indent in the middle (just like urad vadais)
Set aside on a platter
Take the yogurt tub and pour in a larger container and whisk it into a creamy consistency, adding 1tsp of salt
Take a serving dish and add a layer of yogurt to the bottom
Now lay the squeezed bread vadais on the layer of yogurt
Add the rest of the yogurt to cover the Vadais fully
Garnish with the toppings -green chilies, carrtos, cashews and cilantro
Cover with foil or plate and set in fridge for about 30 minutes
Serve cold
In Pictures
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Cut the corners of the slices
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Make the balls

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Arrange on a bed of yogurt
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Cover with yogurt and toppings
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In your bowl and ready to feast

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Posted on

February 23, 2011

36 Comments

  1. interesting n new….looks superb n colourful!

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  2. I too have seen this recipe in many blogs …will try it soon …your stepwise pictures are too good …easy to try this recipe …and love ur addition of adding potato chips …

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  3. Healthy Vadas with out deep fry :)
    Sounds delicious

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  4. Of course it is trendy… and healthy too!! Excellent idea :-)

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  5. That's a nice twist to the traditional curd vada. Looks yummy and colourful

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  6. lovely idea priya–gotta try this one !

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  7. Healthy version..Looks delicious…

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  8. Droolinggggg..and your pic is great :))

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  9. My kids love this, I make it quite often for their evening snack.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  10. we love this version anyday!

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  11. My fav and quick fix..Your looks delicious..

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  12. I prepare this and I love it .Looks yummy!

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  13. Girl.. this is excellent.. I couldn't believe while reading about cutting down the fat! but this recipe is awesome…

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very innovative and guilt-free recipe for dahi vada. they are one of my favourite snacks, so you bet, that I am bookmarking your recipe and will try it asap! :-)

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  15. Lovely thayir vadai's. I remember doing this many years ago and mine was published in amalayalam monthly!

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  16. Woww wat a healthy version, simply marvellous..

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  17. How unusual – thank you for sharing.

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  18. Delicious guilt free snack this dahi vada i can eat at any time.

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  19. woww healthy recipe,looks gr8!!

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  20. very healthy and tangy thayir vadai.lovely

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  21. Vada with breads are new to me, interesting!

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  22. Vada with breads are new to me, interesting!

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  23. Nice one for a person who is on diet. Thanks for the entry.

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  24. Vadas from bread…something new to me! Looks delicious and healthy! :)

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  25. Vadas from bread was very innovative and the preparation looks so yummy. Excellent recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  26. So healthy..absolutely guilt free vadas.

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  27. i love curd vadai because of frying i never make it..u hv given an awesome idea for my tempting tastes ..thanks..will make it..

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  28. wow……….i liked this very much……….ill try this surely…….thanks 4 sharing……

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  29. i haven't forayed into dahi vadas. i'd been wanting to and yours seem to be the perfect option!!
    thank you for sharing!!

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