Moong Dal Dahi Vadas

This snack will surely stir up your appetite when served with green chutney and sweet & sour chutney. This is a heavy snack that provides 190 calories per serving; so, i suggest you do not indulge in more than one serving. 

For The Vadas
1 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
2 green chillies , chopped
asafoetida (hing) 
1/2 tsp fruit salt
1/4 tsp oil for greasing

For The Curds
2 cups low-fat curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
asafoetida (hing)

Other Ingredients
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tbsp chilli powder

For the vadas
    Clean, wash and soak the moong dal for 3 to 4 hours.
    Drain, add the green chillies and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste, using a little water.
    Add the asafoetida and fruit salt and mix well.
    Heat a non-stick sandwich toaster, grease it lightly and spread 3 tbsp of the mixture in each cavity. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or till done.
    Repeat with the remaining mixture to make more wadas.
    Cut each toasted triangular piece into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

For the curds
    Combine the curds and salt in a bowl and whisk well. Refrigerate till required.
    Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
    When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida.
    Add this tempering to the whisked curds and mix well and refrigerate till required.

    Soak them in water for 2 to 3 minutes. Thereafter, squeeze out the water and arrange the vadas on a serving plate.
    Spread the tempered curds over the vadas.
    Sprinkle the cumin seeds powder and chilli powder and serve immediately garnished with coriander.

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