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.
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.
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
Cut the corners of the slices
Make the balls