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dahi bara



Dahi Bara is a popular snack from the Indian subcontinent, particularly in the region of Odisha, Bengal and Maharashtra. Dahi Bara is a savoury dish made from lentils that are soaked, ground, and then shaped into small balls or 'baras'. These are then deep-fried and soaked in water to make them soft. Afterwards, they're smothered in thick, sweetened curd (yogurt), and garnished with spices like cumin powder, chaat masala, and red chilli powder, as well as tamarind chutney and fresh cilantro. It makes for a perfect appetizer or snack and is also a key fixture in festivities and occasions.

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urad dal (split black gram)

1 cup


2 cups

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

roasted cumin powder

1 teaspoon

chaat masala

1 teaspoon

tamarind chutney

1/2 cup

Fresh cilantro for garnishing

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the urad dal for 4-6 hours.

Step 2:

Grind the soaked dal in a mixer to make a smooth batter.

Step 3:

Shape the batter into small rounds and deep fry them till they are golden brown.

Step 4:

Soak the fried baras in water till they become soft.

Step 5:

Squeeze out the water from the baras and place them in a serving dish.

Step 6:

Pour whisked yogurt over the baras.

Step 7:

Sprinkle the red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, and chaat masala over the yogurt.

Step 8:

Drizzle the tamarind chutney over the top.

Step 9:

Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve chilled.

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