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Aug 22, 2012

Thair Vadai / Dhai Balla/ Curd Dripping Crunchy Balls

THAIR VADAI - One of the common snack for Tamilians. The recipe may sound bit easier but, to get a perfect thair vadai is bit difficult. Well don't worry every recipe has a small hidden secret and if you ponder it can be seen. :))

Can make 20 servings

  • 5 cups - Thair/Thick curd

  • 9 cups - Water

  • 250gms - Urad dhal/Ullatham Paruppu

  • 25gms - Rice

  • 250 ml - Refined oil to fry

  • 2 1/2 tbs - Salt

  • 1tbs - Sugar

  • 1tbs - Chat Masala 

  • 2 - Green chilly

  • 4arc - Curry leaves

  • 1inch - Ginger  (if preferred)

  • 1/2tbs - Cooking Soda

  • For Garnish:

  • Coriander leaves to garnish

  • 50gms - Crunchy gram dhal/Omma podi/Bhujiya/Any mixture

  • 1 - Carrot grated

  • 2tbs - Red Chilly Powder

  • 2tbs - Chat Masala.

  • Method/Vidhiee:
    1. Wash and soak the Urad Dhal in 6 water and Rice in 3cups of water for 4-5hrs
    2. After 5hrs drain the water and wash again in order to remove the smell.
    3. In a blender add the soaked dhal and grind well to make a paste.
    4. If, it's sticky add 2tbs of water to it.
    5. Transfer in to a bowl.

    6. Add finely chopped curry leaves, green chilly, ginger,1tbs salt, cooking soda and mix well.
    7. Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel to fry the dumplings.
    8. As the oil is heating start preparing for curd.
    9. Take the thick chilled curd add sugar, 1/2tbs salt, 1tbs chat masala. Beat for a minute.
    10. Refrigerate it.
    11. Meanwhile to make vadais.. Grease your hands with water.
    12. Take a small portion of paste in your hand put it on onside of your palm. Make a small hole.
    13. Gently transfer it to fingers of other hand and slowly slide across the oil pan into the oil.
    14. Fry them in medium heat.
    15. If the oil is very hot then the paste inside would not cook well.
    16. Do the same procedure and fry the vadais.

    17. At a time you can make min of 4-5 vadais - depends upon your pan.
    18. Fry them, meanwhile in a vessel boil some water with pinch of salt.
    19. Now when the vadais are crisp, golden brown and done drain excess oil. Put them slowly into the boiled water.
    18. Soak them for 1 min then drain excess water and put them into the thick chilled curd.
    19. Do the same procedure till all the vadais are done.

    While Serving:
    Take 1 vadai each from the thair/dahi on to a cup.
    Top it with - pour some curd, carrot, then mixture, chat masala, red chilly powder, coriander leaves.
    You can also add Meeti Chutney/Tamarind Date sauce and Mint Coriander chutney for extra flavor.
    More you soak the vadais more tastier they would be. If, you feel vadais have absorbed the curd add some more curd. 

    Your yummy, cool Thair Vadai/ Dahi Balla is ready to eat :))

    Tip: If, your dahi/ thair/ curd is sour add some boiled and cooled milk. 

    Triple Date

    Simple dessert which just happened.. Found few biscuits, fruits.

    All you need are simple ingredients.
    Serves 4

    • 2tbs  -(You can opt for any custard flavor )Raspberry Custard powder
    • 1 -Apple
    • 1  -Pomegranate medium
    • 7-8 -Biscuits
    • 2tbs-Sugar (If you feel your custard powder is less sweeter)
    • 2tbs-Unsalted Yellow Butter
    • 250ml -Water
    • 1tbs-Orange juice mix powder
    • Honey as required
     1. Powder the biscuits in a mixer jar giving it 2 whips. To it add butter and again give 2 whips but, with intervals.
    2. Dice the apples into small pieces and de-seed the pomegranate.
    3. In a pan heat the water. It's not needed that you need to bring the water to boiling state.
    4. In a small cup mix the Raspberry custard with 2 tbs of normal water. Mix well.
    5. Pour the custard mixture into the hot water. Without any delay stir the water and custard so that lumps don't form. I added sugar as my custard powder was short off sweetness.
    6. Take 4 hallow and wide glasses.
    7. First layer add the biscuit mixture at the bottom of the glass. Just damp them do not press hard.
    8. Above it 2nd layer add the apple bits and pomegranate.
    9. Above it add the Raspberry custard mixture evenly to cover up to the top.
    10. Sprinkle some Orange juice mix powder and decorate with fruits if required.
    11. Refrigerate for 2hrs after closing them with a silver foil or a lid.
    12. Do not refrigerate for long hours.
    13. After 2hrs take out make pores from the top till the bottom with a knife, or any wooden stick.
    14. Pour honey into the pores. Serve chill :)) It's certainly a different kind of Date ;)

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