Another gem of a recipe from my mother. Cold Dahi Bhalle or Dahi Vada served as chaat , or served as a side dish in the main course is always a hit. It is not a very complicated dish but it does need a little labour. Many people use Baking soda to get the soft and spongy Dahi Bhalle. In my experience it is not needed. What is needed is to beat the ground daal well. My mother’s stuffed Dahi Bhalle was loved by everyone.
For Rakhi or Bhaiya Dooj, my maternal uncles would come to our place and after tying Rakhi, wait eagerly for Chole Bhatoore & Dahi Bhalle.
Bhalle or Vada can be made a day prior and soaked in curd. This makes it a good dish to serve a large gathering.
Making soft and spongy Dahi Bhalle is not a mystery once you beat the daal to well. Stuffing Dahi Bhalle and giving it a shape can get little tricky but using a Plastic sheet makes it easier. The stuffing of Chironji, Cashew Nuts , Raisins, Ginger , Green chillies and Coriander gives a very nice flavour. Serve cold with tamarind chutney