Bread dahi Vada with fruits has to be one of the easiest and quickest recipes. We generally make dahi vada with soaked lentils and they taste awesome. No doubt. But there are a few problems also. Like these require some soaking time. So you have to plan ahead. Then there is frying. It is so hot this summer that your appetite dies and you do not feel like having food. Frying is definitely out of question. Cold food made in a jiffy is welcome in this season.
I have seen this recipe on internet but never tried it. I thought bread dahi vada can’t really compete with dahi vada made with lentils.
Recently I went to my friend Nidhi Dhanotia’s house. She had made these bread dahi vada with lots of other yummy dishes. These were so good that I took two helpings. She had filled the vada with fruits which added to the taste. There was not a big difference in taste in traditional dahi vadas and these bread dahi vada. Which means you can enjoy chaat without spending a lot of time in hot kitchen. I took the procedure photos at her home while she was preparing these. You can see how easy these are.
These are perfect for evening snack, kitty parties or for serving guests. Now that kids are at home all the time because of summer vacations and they are hungry all the time you can make these for them in a jiffy.
How to make Bread Dahi Vada
Recipe Source: Nidhi Dhanotia
preparation time: 5 minutes
no cooking required
4 bread slices
1 cup curd
mint chutney as required
sweet imli/ tamarind chutney as required
sev as required
salt to taste
½ tsp red pepper
½ tsp bhuna jeera/ roasted cumin powder
¼ tsp chaat masala
1 cup chopped fruits (apple and pomegranate seeds)
a pinch black pepper
Note: The quantity of chutney and spices may vary according to your preference.
To make Bread dahi vada
Soak bread slices in water. Squeeze out the water immediately by pressing.
Put some fruits in bread slice.
Again press with your hands and give it a round shape.
Prepare all vadas like this. You can prepare these in advance and keep in refrigerator till the time of use.
Just before serving pour whisked curd over bread vadas. Sprinkle salt, red chili powder, bhuna jeera and chaat masala on vadas. Now top up with mint chutney, tamarind chutney and sev.
Note: you can prepare bread vadas (without adding chutneys and curd) in advance (1-2 hours) for your convenience. Keep whisked curd, bread vada and chutneys ready in fridge. Just before serving assemble everything.
Here is another way of making these which our friend Preet Goel made.
Cut round slices of bread.
Apply green chutney on one slice and whipped curd on second slice.
Put a spoonful of fruits on one slice. Put the other slice on it and press corners with your fingers.
Press lightly. prepare all the slices like this.
Pour whipped curd over the bread vadas. Top up with all the chutneys, salt, spices and sev. Enjoy 🙂