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Dahi Bhallas Recipe

Dahi Bhallas is a popular Indian Snack
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On :
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
One Dish Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
2 hours
Servings :
More than 20 pieces
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  • For Bhallas (Dumplings):
  • 250 g - black gram split (skinless) soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp - Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 pinch - soda bicarbonate
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • For Dahi:
  • 1 kg - Yoghurt
  • 2 tsp - cumin seeds, dry roasted and crushed
  • 1 tsp - black salt
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Dahi Bhallas:

    1. Grind the soaked black gram dal in a blender adding as little water as possible, to get a thick batter
    2. Add to it all the ingredients for the dumplings except the oil and whisk with hand for at least 4 minutes.
    3. So that air is incorporated in the batter.
    4. Heat oil in a kadhai (wok) on medium-low heat.
    5. Make walnut-size balls of the batter and put gently into the oil.
    6. Fry 6-8 balls at a time.
    7. Remove dumplings from oil when they are just turning to light brown (should take 3-4 minutes. approximately
    8. Remove dumplings from oil and immerse into a pan of hot water.
    9. After they have soaked for about 5 minutes, squeeze the dumplings between your palms lightly (taking care not to break the balls) to remove water and place them in a flat serving dish.
    10. Whisk the yoghurt over the dumplings and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    11. Serve with tamarind chutney


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