Phalahari potato dahi vada

Phalahari potato dahi vada | vrat ka dahi vada

Phalahari potato dahi vada recipe with video of various steps is given in this post.

In India festivals are associated with both feast as well as fast. Fasting has its own benefits, that I had discussed in one of my earlier posts- benefits of fasting: ayurvedic and other concepts.  When we fast we either totally stay away from food, or eat only selected items based on customs, belief and convenience. Different region and religion in India follow their own rules and customs as far as fasting is concerned.

It is best to eat fresh fruits and /or light meals during fasting. There are many healthy seeds too that are allowed to be eaten during fast in Hindu religion. Check my post Navratri fast: eat healthy seeds for more details. Potatoes, colocasia (arbi/taro), water chestnut, buckwheat flour and many such items are allowed to be eaten during many fasts. It all varies from family to family.

If we use some imagination it is possible to eat tasty but light food during fasting. There are many ways to cook delicious and at the same time healthy dishes using limited ingredients that are allowed during fasting.

Watch video of phalahari potato dahi vada recipe.

I decided to make dahi vada using potatoes. I used water-chestnut flour as a binding agent. I made vadas by frying mashed potaoes mixed with water-chestnut flour, ginger, green chilies, resin (kishmish), and rock salt (sendha namak). After frying I immersed these vadas in water to make them softer, and at the same time to remove some of the oil absorbed by vadas. Then I served vadas with prepared yogurt on top. I decorated it further with pomegranate seeds, and coriander leaves (cilantro). I also prepare tamarind (imli) chutney the traditional way, and just replace table salt with rock salt/sendha namak. All other ingredients such as jaggery, roasted zeera powder are allowed to be consumed during fasts. I drizzled this chutney over the phalahari potato dahi vada.

Phalahari potato dahi vada

Ingredients required to make phalahari potato dahi vada

Please check with your family elders about the ingredients that are allowed during fasts, and tweak the recipe accordingly.

You may also like to check my post Navratri fast recipes for more options of phalahari food. You can make kuttu ki barfi a favorite in my house.

Recipe of phalahari potato Dahi Vada

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Phalahari potato dahi vada
Phalahari potato dahi vada | vrat ka dahi vada
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Every family has their own rules about what can be eaten during fasts. Please check with your family elders and adjust the ingredients accordingly.
Servings Prep Time
4 vadas 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 vadas 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Phalahari potato dahi vada
Phalahari potato dahi vada | vrat ka dahi vada
Print Recipe
Every family has their own rules about what can be eaten during fasts. Please check with your family elders and adjust the ingredients accordingly.
Servings Prep Time
4 vadas 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 vadas 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: vadas
Instructions
  1. Peel and grate or mash the potatoes properly. Grating the potato makes it very smooth, the reason why I prefer it.
  2. Add water-chestnut flour (singhare ka atta) to it. Also add chopped green chilies, chopped ginger, resins (kishmish), and rock salt according to your taste. Also add chopped coriander leaves (cilantro), keeping aside a part of it to be sprinkle over prepared dahi vadas. Mix everything properly with your hands.
  3. Make four equal sized balls from this potato mixture. Shape then into patties and make a small hole in the centre as you do while making vadas. (please check the embedded video in the post )
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai or pan. When the oil becomes hot, lower the heat to medium and fry vadas in this oil. Take them out when they turn golden brown.
  5. Take two cups of water in a bowl. Put these fried vadas in water. Meanwhile prepare dahi (yogurt) for the vadas. For this pass yogurt through a sieve or muslin cloth. By doing this yogurt gets a smooth consistency. Add rock salt (sendha namak) according to taste. Also add roasted cumin powder. Mix well.
  6. Take out soaked vadas from water. Gently press them one by one between your palms to remove excess water. Place them in a serving dish. Gently pour yogurt (dahi) over the vadas. sprinkle some cumin powder over this yogurt. Also drizzle some imli chatni over dahi vada.
  7. Decorate with chopped coriander leaves (cilantro) and pomegranate seeds. Dahi vada is ready to be served.
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