Healthy alternative to Dahi Vada - Bread dumplings topped with spicy curd

Recipe for healthy dahi vada
By : Purple Kaddu Posted on :

Dahi vada is an old time favourite appetizer. Preparing it at home is time consuming, besides its fried too! Can't there be an alternative which is a notch down on the calories but yet chatpata? Yes, there is. This recipe of bread dumplings topped with spicy curd is a great alternative to dahi vada. The combination of bread, sprouts and peas makes it a complete protein, besides its not fried! 

Ingredients  (Serves 2) :

Bread - 4 slices

Curd ( whisked ) - 1.5 cup

For stuffing - 

  Sprouted moong - 1/2 cup

  Peas - 1/2 cup

  Cashewnuts - 8 no.

  Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp

  Green chilli paste - 1 tsp

  Coriander ( chopped ) - 1 tbsp

  Oil - 2 tsp

  Garam masala, raw mango powder and salt to taste

For Garnishing - 

  Mint chutney

  Dates chutney

  Red chilli powder 

  Chaat masala

  Chopped coriander ( optional )


Grind the sprouted moong and fresh green peas into a coarse powder ( do not completely powder it)

Heat oil in a pan. Add the sprouts and peas. Sprinkle some water, salt and let it cook.

Let the above mixture cool. Add all the ingredients mentioned in the stuffing . Mix well

Trim the edges of the bread and sprinkle some water.

Make a depression in the centre of bread slice for the stuffing. Place a spoonful of the stuffing and join the edges of the bread, such that you get a vada.

Place the vada in a bowl. Top it with curd and garnish.

A healthy twist to the traditional dahi wada is ready to relish.

Here's the per serve nutritional value

Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates(g) Protein (g) Fats(g) Fibre(g) Calcium(mg) Vit A (mcg)
324 36 12 15 5 182 329

Next time you have guests at your place, treat them with this. It's innovative, tasty and not to forget - easy and healthy too! That's a win-win for both you and the guests. They will surely ask you for the recipe. 


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