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Bread Dahi-Vada Recipe

Written by on March 10, 2023

Bread dahi vada is a quick and delicious version of the original dal – lentil vadas.  There is no soaking of lentils required, no grinding and no frying required; this is an instant version of dahi vada. This can be served as a snack or appetizer.

Bread Dahi Vada Recipe by Manjula

  • 8 slices of white bread
  • 2 tablespoon oil
For Filling
  • 3 tablespoons shredded coconut; I am using frozen shredded coconut, available in Indian grocery stores
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons green chilli finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sliced almonds
For Serving
  • 1-1/2 cups yoghurt (curd, Dahi)
  • 1/4 cup tamarind chutney check the recipe on my website
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  1. Mix all the ingredients for filling coconut, salt, ginger, green chilli, and almonds, and set aside.
  2. Cut bread slices into rounds, I am using a 3” cookie cutter.
  3. Lightly wet one side of the bread and put 2 teaspoons of filling in the centre and fold the bread in half, forming a semi-circle. Press the edges together with your fingers. Make sure the edges are sealed.
  4. Continue filling the rest of the vadas in the same manner.
  5. Brush the vadas on both sides lightly with oil, and toast them in the toaster oven just enough that the bread has become light golden brown. You can also bake them in the oven.
  6. Serving the vadas
  7. Whip the yoghurt until smooth. Add a little milk as needed to make the consistency similar to pancake batter or lassi. Add the salt, and adjust to your taste.
  8. When ready to serve soak them in water for one minute and squeeze the vadas lightly between your palms.
  9. Dip them in yoghurt one at a time and arrange them on a serving plate, sprinkle the red chilli powder to your taste, it is optional, drizzle the tamarind chutney and a few pieces of cilantro, and give a nice colour.
  10. Bread dahi vadas are ready to serve.

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