Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dahi Bara (Lentil Patties in Yogurt Sauce) Recipe!!

I had never ever in my life thought about making this dish. Living abroad for sure has improve my cooking abilities. Especially this one was so good and exactly like the one I and my friends ate back home everyday. Ah! I am so proud of myself :D. This is what happens when you miss everything so bad and want to recreate memories in terms of something. For me, it is food that helps to connect my memories with family and friends back home. It seriously is an amazing feeling :x Also, click here for yummy bara recipe. Here you go everyone:

 Good luck :)

Prep time: 30min(s) Cook time: 1hr 30min(s) Total time: 2hr(s)   

Things you will need:
  • Yogurt (3 cups)
  • Black Lentil (2 cups, soaked overnight and washed properly)
  • Split Moong beans (2 cups, soaked overnight and washed properly)
  • Cumin Seeds (2 tea spoons, roasted and grinned)
  • Oil (2 cups)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Cilantro (finely chopped, half cup)
  • Red chili powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Serrano peppers/Green Chilies (1 tea spoon)
  • Green Onions (2 strands, finely chopped)
  • Tamarind Sauce (1 table spoon mixed with 2 table spoon water and 1 table spoon sugar)
  • Lime Juice (1 table spoon)
  1. Grind soaked and washed lentils into semi-thick paste. 
  2. Add salt (around 2 pinches) and mix until it becomes nice and fluffy.
  3. Heat oil and make small golden brown patties out of the mixture. Make sure to sprinkle a pinch of cumin powder for each patty.
  4. Shimmer 8-10 cups of water and dip fried patties. Turn off the stove and put it aside for 20 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, whisk yogurt, lime juice, salt, 1/2 cup of water and 1 table spoon of cumin powder until it is nice and smooth.
  6. Now, take out patties from hot water and drain excess water out of it. You can use paper towel or any kind of clean cloth.
  7. Dip patties in yogurt sauce and refrigerate it for 45 minutes. 
  8. Place patties on a serving bowl and pour yogurt sauce. Sprinkle cumin powder, red chili powder, green chilies, green onion, cilantro and tamarind sauce. 
  9. Done! Simple as that >:D<