As people play Holi outdoors in direct sunlight, they need something refreshing. Dahi Bhalle is a recipe made with highly nutritious ingredients and are an excellent choice for healthy eaters too on Holi. Let’s know what this dish is and how we can make it at home.
Dahi Bhalle Recipe on Holi 2020:
Bhalle are made with lentils and are then added into curd. The refreshing taste will satisfy your thirst and hunger all at once. See how you can make Dahi Bhalle at home this Holi 2020.
Ingredients of Dahi Bhalle:
To make the perfect Dahi Bhalle, use the following ingredients, and take care of the measurements.
For the Bhalles:
|Dhili urad dal (lentils)||200 grams|
|Cumin seeds||1 teaspoon|
|Chopped ginger||2 teaspoon|
|Green chilies||5 grams|
For the curd mixture:
|Thick beaten curd||400 ml|
|Cumin powder||3/4 teaspoon|
|Black rock salt||1/2 teaspoon|
|White pepper powder||1/2 teaspoon|
For the garnishing:
|Julienned ginger||1 teaspoon|
|Julienned green chilies||1 teaspoon|
|Chopped coriander leaves||5 grams|
|Chili powder||A pinch|
|Cumin powder||A pinch|
|Sprigs mint leaves||4|
|Tamarind chitney||40 ml|
Making of Bhalle:
Soak urad dal into the water for about two hours after proper cleaning. Then grind it to make a fine paste after draining. Add little water if required, so that the paste looks fine. Add salt, green chilies, cumin seeds and ginger in it. Mix all the ingredients well. With that, shape them into small balls of even size. Preheat oil in a deep frying pan and cook the little balls in it. Deep fry until they turn golden brown. After that, put the balls on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Now soak the fried balls into lukewarm water until they are soft.
Preparing the curd mixture – Dahi:
By the time, prepared balls are soaked, make the curd mixture. For that, beat the curd first. Add salt, sugar, black rock salt, cumin powder, and white pepper powder into it. Mix all ingredients well.
Combining Dahi and Bhalle together:
Take out Bhalle from water and slightly squeeze each one to remove excess water. Put the Bhalle into the curd mixture and set the dish aside for about 15 minutes. This way, Dahi will get into Bhalle and will give you a perfect traditional taste.
Serving Dahi Bhalle:
Serve the dish when chilled. But before that, you must garnish it. Garnish the dish with ginger, coriander leaves, green chilies, cumin powder, chili powder, mint leaves, and tamarind chutney.
Try something sweet with it.
This traditional Indian dish is also served as a starter or a snack. You can have it the way you want. But your Holi 2020 will be incomplete without it.