Rajgira aloo dahi bada

Rajgira aloo dahi bada is a variation of the popular Indian street food dish dahi bada, which is made using a dough made from Rajgira flour (amaranth flour) instead of the traditional wheat flour. Dahi bada typically consists of deep-fried dough balls made from lentil flour and yogurt, topped with various chutneys, spices and garnishes.

Ingredients: For the dough:

  • 1 cup Rajgira flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • water (as needed)

For the filling:

  • 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil

For the topping:

  • Yogurt
  • Tamarind chutney
  • Green chutney
  • Roasted cumin powder
  • Chaat masala
  • Red chili powder
  • Finely chopped onions
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Rajgira flour, salt, and oil. Mix well.
  2. Gradually add water and knead the dough until it becomes soft and pliable. Cover the dough and set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. In a pan, heat oil and add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, amchur powder, and salt.
  4. Add the mashed potatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and let the filling cool.
  6. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten each ball.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the balls on medium flame until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  8. Soak the fried balls in water for 2-3 minutes and then squeeze out the excess water.
  9. Dip the fried balls into the whipped curd and then into the tamarind chutney and mint chutney.
  10. Garnish with cumin powder, chaat masala, red chili powder, onions, and coriander leaves.

Serve the Rajgira aloo dahi bada immediately and enjoy.


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